After a 30-year absence from the glittering lights of Broadway, acclaimed actress Cicely Tyson returns to the Great White Way in a touching play about family and hope. With an all-star cast, The Trip to Bountiful is bound to overflow with great moments on stage.
The Trip to Bountiful follows the story of "Carrie Watts," an elderly woman who wants to visit her hometown of Bountiful, TX, once more before she dies. Her plans seem thwarted by her hyper-vigilant son and controlling daughter-in-law, but the journey to realize her last wish examines love, hope, and faith.
A Broadway revival of Horton Foote's classic play, The Trip to Bountiful is a 14-week strictly limited engagement to play at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre located at 124 West 43rd Street. Preview performances will begin on Sunday, March 31, 2013, with the official Opening Night set for Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
Renown film and television performer Cicely Tyson returns to the Broadway stage after more than 30 years pursing acting in other genres. A recipient of many awards in her long career, Tyson was the first African American to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. Her Broadway credits include Trumpets of the Lord in 1969, A Hand Is On The Gate in 1966, Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright in 1963, The Cool World in 1960, Jolly’s Progress in 1959, understudying Eartha Kitt, and The Corn is Green in 1983.
Joining Tyson on stage for her grande return to Broadway is an all-star cast line-up that includes Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., best known for his exuberant portrayal of a pro athlete in the film Jerry Maguire. Emmy Award nominee and singing and recording star Vanessa Williams plays the daughter-in-law, following her star turns on TV shows "Ugly Betty" and "Desperate Housewives." Sharing the stage with these two powerhouse performers is recent Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad who appeared in Alicia Key's Stick Fly and in Lifetime Television’s "Steel Magnolias" remake.
This revival is directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning director Michael Wilson whose other Broadway credits include Dividing the Estate, Gore Vidal’s The Best Ma, Enchanted April, and Old Acquaintance.
The Trip to Bountiful is produced on Broadway by Nellie Nugent and Kenneth Teaton.
For more information and to get tickets to this extremely limited engagement marking Cicely Tyson's return to Broadway, visit The Trip to Bountiful's official Broadway production website.