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Cuba Gooding Jr. Sets Exit Date for The Trip to Bountiful; Leon Addison Brown to Star as Ludie Watts

Cuba Gooding Jr. Sets Exit Date for The Trip to Bountiful; Leon Addison Brown to Star as Ludie Watts

The Broadway journey is over for Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr., who will depart the Broadway production of The Trip to Bountiful on August 27. The star, who plays the role of Ludie Watts in the Broadway revival, will exit the show early due to a change in schedule for an upcoming film. His understudy, Leon Addison Brown, will succeed ...

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Show Me the Portrait! Sardi’s Unveils a Tribute to The Trip to Bountiful Star Cuba Gooding Jr.

Show Me the Portrait! Sardi’s Unveils a Tribute to The Trip to Bountiful Star Cuba Gooding Jr.
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The Trip to Bountiful headliner Cuba Gooding Jr. was the guest of honor at Sardi’s on August 22, when the legendary New York restaurant unveiled a portrait of the Oscar winner and newly minted Broadway star. Gooding was joined by his co-stars Vanessa Williams, Adepero Oduye and Tom Wopat, who were on hand to cheer him on and toast ...

Adepero Oduye on Growing Up Nigerian, Ditching Pre-Med & Her 'Surreal' Debut in The Trip to Bountiful

Adepero Oduye on Growing Up Nigerian, Ditching Pre-Med & Her 'Surreal' Debut in The Trip to Bountiful

Age & Hometown: “Whatever the character calls for”; Brooklyn, NY

Current Role: A tender Broadway debut as Thelma, a soft-spoken young bus passenger who befriends Mama Watts in The Trip to Bountiful.

Little Nigeria: Raised on the border of Sunset Park and Borough Park, Adepero Oduye was surrounded by neighbors of different cultures, including Vietnamese, Puerto Rican and Hasidic Jewish families ...

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Vanessa Williams on Keeping Sondheim in Her Rolodex & Looking Up to Cicely Tyson in The Trip to Bountiful

Vanessa Williams on Keeping Sondheim in Her Rolodex & Looking Up to Cicely Tyson in The Trip to Bountiful

Vanessa Williams is celebrating two important milestones this year: her 50th birthday and her 30th year in show business, a career that has earned her multiple Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award nominations. After starring in musicals Kiss of the Spider Woman, Into the Woods and Sondheim on Sondheim, Williams gets to show off her dramatic and comedic acting chops as ...

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