Fences

Drama - Original

46th Street Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 17, 1987
  • Opening Date: March 26, 1987
  • Closing Date: June 26, 1988
  • Previews: 11
  • Performances: 525

Playwright: August Wilson

Synopsis

Troy Maxson, a former baseball player in the Negro Leagues now reduced to collecting trash, must deal with his headstrong football-player son and his wife, who reevaluates their marriage when Troy comes home with the baby he fathered with another woman.

 

Opening Night Cast

James Earl Jones in Fences James Earl Jones Troy Maxson
Mary Alice Rose
Ray Aranha in Fences Ray Aranha Jim Bono
Charles Brown Lyons
Frankie Faison Gabriel
Karima Miller Raynell
Courtney B. Vance in Fences Courtney B. Vance Corey
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Opening Night Production Credits

August Wilson August Wilson Writer
  Lloyd Richards Director
  James D. Sandefur Scenic Design
  Candice Donnelly Costume Design
  Danianne Mizzy Lighting Design
  Robert Kamlot General Manager
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 Most Promising Male Performer Courtney B. Vance Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 Outstanding Actor in a Play James Earl Jones Winner
1987 Outstanding Director of a Play Lloyd Richards Nominee
1987 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Frankie Faison Nominee
1987 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Mary Alice Winner
1987 Outstanding New Play   Winner
1987 Outstanding Play August Wilson Winner
1987 Theatre World Award Courtney B. Vance Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 Best Play August Wilson Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 John Gassner Award August Wilson Winner
1987 Outstanding Actor in a Play James Earl Jones Winner
1987 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama August Wilson Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 Theatre World Award Courtney B. Vance Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 Actor in a Play James Earl Jones Winner
1987 Direction of a Play Lloyd Richards Winner
1987 Featured Actor in a Play Courtney B. Vance Nominee
1987 Featured Actor in a Play Frankie Faison Nominee
1987 Featured Actress in a Play Mary Alice Winner
1987 Play   Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jun. 26, 1988 4 $138,317
-
-$4,204 $20.59
-
6717
1276
8
0
65.80% 0.97%
Jun. 19, 1988 3 $142,521
-
$19,555 $21.54
-
6618
1276
8
0
64.83% 8.26%
Jun. 12, 1988 2 $122,966
-
$2,168 $21.29
-
5775
1276
8
0
56.57% 3.36%
Jun. 5, 1988 1 $120,798
-
- $22.24
-
5432
1276
8
0
53.21% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $524,602
-
  $21.41 24542
40832
32
0
60.10 %  
Cumulative
  $13,796,739
-
  $25.71
$0.00
533252
683936
525
11
77.97 %  
 
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