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Denzel Washington's Hit Play Could Open in London Next

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Actors Viola Davis, Denzel Washington and Stephen McKinley Henderson take a bow during the curtain call for the Broadway Opening of "Fences" at the Cort Theatre on April 26, 2010 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »Denzel Washington is tearing it up on the stage these days in his hit Broadway production of Fences. And, it's doing so well that there's buzz the play could make its move to London's West End, too.

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Denzel, 55, said: “They want to take it to London. But can I go? I'd love to - but have you seen my bills? I would love to go, but is it possible? I just don't know. I'm not ruling it out, though.”

The play tells the story of African American man Troy Maxson, played by Denzel, and his wife Rose, portrayed by Viola Davis, who struggle with their life in 1950s Pittsburgh.
It was originally written by August Wilson in 1983 and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1987.

Scott Rudin, co-producer of the current production, wants to bring the play and Denzel across the Atlantic, saying: “I'd do it like a shot.”

However, he acknowledges there are several hurdles to overcome. If a West End run does happen, the entire seven person cast will reprise their roles. Rose’s husband Julius Tennon insists his wife would be open to the idea of showcasing her talents in the UK capital. He said: “I think she'd love to do that.”

Both Rose and Denzel are tipped as contenders for Tony awards this summer.

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  • Denzel Washington in Broadway Opening Night After Party For "Fences"
  • Denzel Washington in Broadway Opening Night After Party For "Fences"
  • Denzel Washington in Broadway Opening Night After Party For "Fences"
  • Denzel Washington in Broadway Opening Night After Party For "Fences"
  • Denzel Washington in Broadway Opening Night After Party For "Fences"
  • Denzel Washington in Broadway Opening Night After Party For "Fences"
  • Denzel Washington in Broadway Opening Night After Party For "Fences"
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