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Last Night in NYC: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Usher and More Attend Special NYC Screening of Fences

Last Night at the Rose Theater, at the famed Jazz at Lincoln Center located in NYC, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and the cast of Fences movie hit the red carpet for a special screening. The special night also proudly supported the Boys & Girls Clubs of America whom Denzel has been a proud spokesperson for many years.

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Pauletta Washington, Denzel Washington.

Fences other cast members that graced red carpet alongside Denzel and Viola were Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney, Jovan Adepo, Stephen Mckinley and Russell Hornsby.

Of course the people behind the amazing the film were in attendance as well, executive producers Dale Wells, Charles D.King, Aaron L.Gilbert and Molly Allen,co-executive producer Brad Feinstein,production designer David Gropman and producer Todd Black.

Other notable guests in attendance were R&B superstar Usher, actress Denise Vasi, U.S.gymnastics Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas, Civil Rights activist Rev.Al Sharpton, actress/singer/dancer Adrienne Warren, actress Zainab Jah, actress Bebe Neurith,actress Afton Williamson & many more.

After the screening it was time to celebrate, the cast and guests hit Tavern on The Green for the official screening after party. The iconic actress Phylicia Rashad came out to celebrate with the cast and crew of Fences last night and yes she looked amazing.

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-Pictured: Phylicia Rashad.-

The night looked truly amazing as all of that black star power converged on NYC last night to celebrate a powerful film.

Fences is in theaters now in select cities NY and LA and opens Nationwide on Christmas Day. For more photos from the night hit the gallery below and after that hit the next page to see three clips from the film.

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Last Night in ATL: ‘Fences’ Stars Denzel Washington, Jovan Adepo, Mykelti Williams & More Attend Screening and Special Town Hall Discussion [Photos]

Last Night, December 7th, in Atlanta,at the Regal Cinemas at Atlantic Station, tastemakers and special invited guest were treated to a special advanced screening of the powerful film Fences. The film stars Denzel Washington who plays Troy Maxson, an African-American man trying to raise his family in the 1950’s while dealing with race relations and coming to terms with events that went on his life. His wife Rose Maxson (Viola Davis) is there to let him know he’s not alone in this battle and help him build a relationship with his son Cory (Jovan Adepo) and is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning August Wilson play.

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Notable guest who attended the screening were Ludacris his wife Eudoxie, stars of the film Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta Washington accompanied him, Jovan Adepo, Mykelti Williams, Stephen HendersonFrank Sanchez who serves as the National Vice President of Sports Entertainment Alumni Development at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed.

That’s not all that took place that night, there was also a special town hall discussion moderated by FLY guy Terrence J, held at Morehouse College where the cast fielded questions and got into details about the highly anticipated film.

In more Fences news, the film was also nominated for six Critic’s Choice Awards alongside Hidden Figures. So congrats are in order for that accomplishment as well.

Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson and Viola Davis plays Rose Maxson in Fences from Paramount Pictures. Directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson.
Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson and Viola Davis plays Rose Maxson in Fences from Paramount Pictures. Directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson.

Fences arrives in theaters Christmas Day! For more photos from the amazing night in Atlanta checkout the gallery below.

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Watch The Powerful New Trailer For ‘Fences’ Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis

Fences already had folks talking Oscar worthy just off its first trailer, this new trailer only gets the people talking more!

Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson and Viola Davis plays Rose Maxson in Fences from Paramount Pictures. Directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson.
Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson and Viola Davis plays Rose Maxson in Fences from Paramount Pictures. Directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson.

Based of the Pulitzer Prize-winning August Wilson play, directed by and starring Denzel Washington who plays Troy Maxson, an African-American man trying to raise his family in the 1950’s while dealing with race relations and coming to terms with events that went on his life. His wife Rose Maxson (Viola Davis) is there to let him know he’s not alone in this battle and help him build a relationship with his son Cory (Jovan Adepo).

So soak in the powerful trailer above while your still enjoying those Thanksgiving leftovers.

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Fences is in theaters, Christmas Day, December 25th!

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Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Gives Stunning Performance In ‘FENCES’ [Video]

FENCES is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play. The film stars Denzel, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney. The film is produced by Denzel Washington, Todd Black and Scott Rudin.

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The Infiltrator: 5 Actors We Loved Watching as Sarcastic Law Enforcement

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With The Infiltrator coming down the pipeline, hitting theaters everywhere on July 13, we wanted to countdown our top 5 actors we loved watching in other classic films as a sarcastic law enforcer.

Take a look after the jump…

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FLY Trailers: Magnificent Seven

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Step into the first teaser trailer for The Magnificent Seven starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke, and directed by Antoine Fuqua.

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New Video: Tyrese – “Shame” Directed by Denzel Washington

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In case you missed it….After invading NYC, promoting his new album Black Rose, Tyrese debuts his new video for the hit single “Shame,” which was directed by the one and only Denzel Washington. How EPIC is that, right?!

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The visual music film stars the incomparable Jennifer Hudson as she shows off her dynamic acting chops sans lead vocals. She portrays as Ty’s wife and background vocalist in the film production, but Black Ty’s player card kicks in, as he literally cheats on his wife [Jennifer] with another singer — who sings shoulder-to-shoulder with the love of his life. Later, Tyrese asks for forgiveness and is ashamed for what he has caused within his own family.

Tyrese said to Billboard:

Black Rose is my most intimate album, it’s my most vulnerable album, and it’s my most honest album. Most of the people that hear it compare it to Confessions by Usher, because when you’re just being honest saying, Through my flaws and my shortcomings and relationships I lied, I cheated, I this and I that, whatever your story is or your scenarios, it goes back to blues. The reason why blues will be around forever is because people have to sing their most honest song or it just will be ineffective.”

 

Check out the video below:

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Video: Denzel Does His Best Jay Z Impression, Surprises a Boys & Girls Club Superstar

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Denzel Washington made his debut appearance on The Queen Latifah Show on today, Friday, September 26. There to promote his new film ‘The Equalizer’, Denzel shared his best Jay-Z impression with and long-time friend and former co-star Queen Latifah. Then, Denzel, who is also the national spokesperson for The Boys & Girls Club of America, pulled off a major surprise on this year’s “Youth of The Year” winner, Maryah Sullivan and presented a gift of $10,000 for her local Central Florida Boys & Girls Club. Check it out below…

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Fly News: Black Theatre Returns Off- Broadway

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Two classic African American plays – ‘Late Bus To Mecca’ and ‘Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone’ are returning to the stage in a new and unique off-Broadway production at The Studio Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in New York’s Theatre District.  With a limited run from Friday, March 28 through Sunday, April 6 2014, Late Bus To Mecca and Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone are being produced by Lauren M. Smith and Michael Sonnenberg, and directed by Marishka S. Phillips.

The new production of these one-act plays highlights the African American experience and examines love, culture, and identity.  “Both stories focus on finding and protecting love.  Often with modern relationships, connections are thrown away for the most trivial reasons, and these stories are a reminder that love is one of our greatest sources of support and strength, and consequently should be nurtured instead of abandoned,” says director Phillips, who has a successful career in theatre as a Broadway actress, international performer and acting coach. 

Each play showcases intense story lines and unforgettable characters grappling with the historical movements of their eras while dealing with personal matters of the heart.  With the combination of two plays in one, the production is the first of its kind, and stars a stellar company of performers who revive roles originally performed by Denzel Washington and S. Epatha Merkerson.  The casts include newcomers Dana Ferguson, Donald Calliste, Chineze Enekwechie and Lauren M. Smith.

Tickets are one sale now for $33.75, and can be purchased at the theatre box office or online at Telecharge:  HERE

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (Days Left):            

Thursday, April 3rd at 8PM

Friday, April 4th at 8PM

Saturday, April 5th at 2PM & 8PM           

FINAL SHOW – Sunday, April 6th at 3PM

 

About LATE BUS TO MECCA & EVERY GOODBYE AIN’T GONE:

Written by Pearl Cleage, Late Bus To Mecca is the tale of two oppressed women trapped by the two progressive movements of their time – Civil Rights and Women’s Liberation. Ava, an occasional prostitute, and ABW’s (A Black Woman), lives intersect at a Detroit bus station the eve of Muhammad Ali’s return fight.  We follow them on a journey, as their random encounter provides each woman a way to free themselves from their current circumstances.

Written by Bill Harris, Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone is a love story depicting a soldier, Frank Dandridge, and the jazz singer he can’t escape, Rula Payton. As both struggle in an unfair and brutal world, Frank instantly falls for Rula, only to find that she is unable to provide him with the love he seeks. When she finally is ready to reciprocate his affection, can Frank handle it?

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[Mag Covers] Denzel Washington Covers GQ Magazine & Oprah Winfrey Covers Forbes Magazine

Actor Denzel Washington covers the October 2012 issue of GQ Magazine, looking dapper as usual! Rocking a double-breasted suit, two-time Oscar winner and box-office giant talked about his first jobs, how his father influenced him, and why he won’t question his mojo. Peep more pics below…