Branford Marsalis Makes His Debut As A Broadway Composer Writing The Underscoring For August Wilson's Play Fences Directed By Kenny Leon

Branford Marsalis Broadway Composer Debut

Branford Marsalis

Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist and bandleader Branford Marsalis has been tapped to write the underscoring for the new Broadway production of August Wilson's play Fences, directed by Kenny Leon and starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.

In a statement about his new gig, Marsalis said, "I look forward to the challenge of creating music that not only complements their performances, but enhances the experience for those sitting in the theater." This will be Branford Marsalis's debut as a Broadway composer. Fences begins performances at the Cort Theatre on April 14.