Tony nominee Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Vanessa Williams are extending their Trip to Bountiful through September 1. Directed by Michael Wilson, the Tony-nominated revival of Horton Foote’s 1953 drama was originally scheduled to play a limited engagement through July 7. The Trip to Bountiful opened on April 23 at Broadway’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
In addition to Tyson as Carrie Watts, Gooding as Ludie Watts and Williams as Jessie Mae Watts, The Trip to Bountiful stars Tony nominee Condola Rashad as Thelma and Tom Wopat as Sheriff, as well as Devon Abner, Curtis Billings, Pat Bowie, Leon Addison Brown, Arthur French, Susan Heyward, Bill Kux, Linda Powell and Charles Turner. Rashad is slated to play Juliet in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Romeo and Juliet, beginning August 24.
The Trip to Bountiful tells the story of Carrie Watts (Tyson), an elderly woman who longs to see her hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one last time. Meanwhile, her overprotective son (Gooding Jr.) and domineering daughter-in-law (Williams) try to make her stay home. The production is nominated for four 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Revival, Best Actress in a Play (Tyson) and Best Featured Actress in a Play (Rashad).
The play includes set design by Jeff Cowie, costume design by Van Broughton Ramsey, lighting design by Rui Rita and sound design by John Gromada.
Click below to see Tyson and the cast on opening night of Bountiful!