Though he's still having a great run with film, Denzel Washington has agreed to return to Broadway for Fences, the Pulitzer Prize-winning August Wilson play.
Denzel Returns to Broadway for Fences
Washington will begin rehearsing this February as Troy Maxson, the role originated by James Earl Jones. If all goes to plan, the play will open in April with Kenny Leon pulling the strings (as director).
Scott Rudin and Carole Shorenstein Hays will produce. Hays produced Julius Caesar, in which Washington played Brutus in his last Broadway turn in 2005.
Washington can next be seen in The Book of Eli and is currently working on Unstoppable, where he stars opposite Chris Pine.