Denzel Washington Heading to Broadway

November 10, 2009 By:
Denzel Washington Heading to Broadway

Denzel Washington is the latest A-lister heading to the stage. He’s reportedly planning a return to Broadway next spring for the revival of August Wilson’s “Fences.”

This isn’t Denzel’s first run on the Great White Way; he starred in the revival of “Julius Caesar” in 2005, playing the character of Brutus.

Producers Carole Shorenstein Hays and Scott Rudin say the play will open in April at a theater to be announced. The production will be directed by Kenny Leon, who directed Wilson's "Radio Golf" and "Gem of the Ocean" on Broadway.

The original production starred James Earl Jones in the patriarchal role of Troy Maxson, and it’s believed that is who Denzel will play. Those are tough shoes to fill, but if anyone is good enough, it’s Denzel Washington!