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Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020
Director George C. Wolfe, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman Among "Wilsonian Warriors" Behind "Ma Rainey"
Like many of those involved in the making of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," it's not easy for Viola Davis to summarize what playwright August Wilson has meant to her except to answer, "Everything."
Davis' first stage role was in Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone." She made her Broadway...
Monday, Oct. 19, 2020
Netflix on Monday previewed George C. Wolfe's August Wilson adaptation "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," showcasing Chadwick Boseman's final performance opposite Viola Davis' powerhouse blues singer.
The film, shot last year, was already one of the year's most anticipated, coming as the next...
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017
When August Wilson's widow first toured the set for the new movie based on his play "Fences," she carefully examined the modest two-story brick house, the small yard and the tree where a ball hung from a rope - and she wept.
Constanza Romero, who lost her playwright husband in 2005, has...
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016
Denzel Washington is feeling pretty good at the moment. It's mid-December in Los Angeles, Washington is a few weeks shy of his 62nd birthday, and the Screen Actors Guild has just recognized his adaptation of the August Wilson play "Fences" for its ensemble cast. He's also finally getting...
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016
The blue music of "Fences" sings with a ferocious beauty in Denzel Washington's long-in-coming adaptation of August Wilson's masterpiece of African-American survival and sorrow.
Transfers from stage to screen often serve up only a pale reflection of the electric, live-wire theater...