CICELY TYSON TO STAR IN THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL THIS SPRING!
Academy Award Nominee & Emmy Award Winner
Returns to Broadway After 30 Years in
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
Written by Horton Foote
Directed by Michael Wilson
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14-Week Limited Engagement Begins March 31, 2013
At Broadway’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Opening Night is April 23, 2013
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Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress CICELY TYSON will return to Broadway for the first time in 30 years to star in a new production of HORTON FOOTE’S beloved classic, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, directed by MICHAEL WILSON and produced by NELLE NUGENT.
This 14-week limited engagement will begin previews on Easter Sunday, March 31st at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St). Opening night is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rd. Additional casting will also be announced shortly. For ticket information please visit www.TheTripToBountifulBroadway.com.
“For years I have been searching for the perfect project to bring me back to my true home – the stage,” stated Ms. Tyson. “In many ways Broadway is my Bountiful and I’m eager and honored to return with this strong, passionate, and funny character in a timeless American classic.”
“The Trip to Bountiful is among Horton’s most beloved plays, and Carrie Watts, one of his most memorable characters. To do the play and role justice, you need an actress of rare stature and command, ” said director Michael Wilson. “Cicely Tyson has, over the span of a distinguished career, depicted iconic Americans engaged in immense struggle. Her legendary performances – from Jane Pittman to Coretta Scott King to Harriet Tubman, to name just a few — have contributed mightily to our sense of national identity and character. I am thrilled that she is returning to the stage now to have her trip, to lead us all on a journey that promises to be unforgettable.”
The touching American classic, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who dreams of returning to her small hometown of Bountiful, TX one last time, against the wishes of her overprotective son and domineering daughter-in-law. Her journey becomes a heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming and inspiring tale that examines the fragility of memory and celebrates the enduring power of hope and faith.