Viola Davis joins Denzel Washington in ‘Fences’

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NEW YORK (AP) — Viola Davis will join Denzel Washington in the revival of August Wilson’s “Fences,” arriving on Broadway in April.

Davis will play Rose, the wife of patriarch Troy Maxson, portrayed by Washington. The pivotal role of their son is still to be cast.

Producers Carole Shorenstein Hays and Scott Rudin say “Fences” will open April 26 at the Cort Theatre with preview performances beginning April 14. The production will be directed by Kenny Leon.

Davis has appeared on Broadway in two Wilson plays — “Seven Guitars” and “King Hedley II” — and was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the film version of “Doubt.”