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Beautiful Moves the Earth, Fun Home Departs & Bronx Bombers Open Their Season in This Week's Datebook

Beautiful Moves the Earth, Fun Home Departs & Bronx Bombers Open Their Season in This Week's Datebook

So, you’re trying to stick to your New Year's resolutions, but take a pause from that juice cleanse long enough to check out what’s happening on and off Broadway this week! The Yankees round the bases of the Great White Way, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical makes Broadway feel like a natural woman and Fun Home plays ...

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Tony Nominees Christiane Noll, Tom Wopat & More Will Celebrate Rodgers & Hammerstein in Concert at 54 Below

Tony Nominees Christiane Noll, Tom Wopat & More Will Celebrate Rodgers & Hammerstein in Concert at 54 Below

Tony nominees Christiane Noll and Tom Wopat, along with Broadway faves Ashley Brown and Darius de Haas will celebrate and perform the legendary music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II during three performances at 54 Below. The Sound of Their Music: Rodgers & Hammerstein will be presented on December 15, January 19, 2014, and February 16 at the Times Square ...

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The Trip to Bountiful, Starring Tony Winner Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams, Set for Lifetime Screen Reboot

The Trip to Bountiful, Starring Tony Winner Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams, Set for Lifetime Screen Reboot

The Broadway journey may be over for the recent revival of The Trip to Bountiful, but the story of Carrie Watts will live on in a new Lifetime TV remake of Horton Foote’s celebrated play. Featuring Tony winner Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams reprising their roles from the Broadway production, the new small screen adaptation will begin filming November ...

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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 ...

The Journey Continues! The Trip to Bountiful, Starring Cicely Tyson, Extends Through October

The Journey Continues! The Trip to Bountiful, Starring Cicely Tyson, Extends Through October

The Trip to Bountiful, starring Tony winner Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Vanessa Williams extended on Broadway through October 9. Directed by Michael Wilson, the Broadway revival of Horton Foote’s classic drama was originally scheduled to play through September 1 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The production opened on April 23.

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Squigs Travels to Texas with Cicely Tyson & the Stars of The Trip to Bountiful

Squigs Travels to Texas with Cicely Tyson & the Stars of The Trip to Bountiful

The Tony-nominated revival of The Trip to Bountiful is bringing a taste of southern charm to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, starring Tony nominee Cicely Tyson as an elderly woman who longs to return to her Texas hometown one final time. Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson took the long journey home to Bountiful, then sketched a soulful portrait of ...

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The Trip to Bountiful, Starring Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr. & Vanessa Williams, Extends Broadway Run

The Trip to Bountiful, Starring Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr. & Vanessa Williams, Extends Broadway Run

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.

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It’s a Family Affair for Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr. & Vanessa Williams on Opening Night of The Trip to Bountiful

It’s a Family Affair for Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr. & Vanessa Williams on Opening Night of The Trip to Bountiful

Stars of stage and screen came out in droves on April 23 to catch the opening night of The Trip to Bountiful, starring Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Vanessa Williams. Get a front row seat to the festivities!

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It's a Beautiful Opening Night Celebration for The Trip to Bountiful, Starring Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams

It's a Beautiful Opening Night Celebration for The Trip to Bountiful, Starring Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams
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Horton Foote’s beloved 1953 drama The Trip to Bountiful is back on the Great White Way for the first time in 60 years, and on April 23, the company celebrated the play's official opening night. Directed by Michael Wilson and starring Oscar nominee Cicely Tyson, Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and Tony nominees Vanessa Williams and Condola Rashad ...

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