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Blair Underwood & Keke Palmer Join Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams in The Trip to Bountiful TV Remake

Blair Underwood & Keke Palmer Join Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams in The Trip to Bountiful TV Remake

Next stop, BountifulBlair Underwood and Keke Palmer are on tap to appear in the Lifetime TV remake of The Trip to Bountiful, alongside previously announced Tony winner and Oscar nominee Cicely Tyson and Tony nominee Vanessa Williams. Tyson and Williams recently starred in the Broadway revival of Horton Foote’s celebrated drama, and will reprise the roles of Carrie ...

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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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Exclusive! Miss Americas Unite as Nina Davuluri Meets Vanessa Williams at The Trip to Bountiful

Exclusive! Miss Americas Unite as Nina Davuluri Meets Vanessa Williams at The Trip to Bountiful
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What does newly crowned Miss America Nina Davuluri do during her first week on the job? Pay a visit to a former Miss America, of course! Davaluri caught a matinee of Horton Foote’s emotional drama The Trip to Bountiful on September 18, and headliner Vanessa Williams, the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss America, was thrilled to meet ...

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 ...

Happy Birthday, Michael Urie! Billy Porter, Vanessa Williams & More Honor the Buyer & Cellar Star

Happy Birthday, Michael Urie! Billy Porter, Vanessa Williams & More Honor the Buyer & Cellar Star
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In the one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar, Michael Urie spends his nights alone in Barbra Streisand’s basement, but the stage and screen star was surrounded by friends on August 7 when he celebrated his birthday at Tony’s DiNapoli in Times Square. The family style Italian restaurant unveiled a portrait of Urie paying tribute to Babs in Buyer & Cellar, which ...

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Idina Menzel Is Renting Again, Clay Aiken Tastes the Rainbow and More Lessons of the Week

Idina Menzel Is Renting Again, Clay Aiken Tastes the Rainbow and More Lessons of the Week

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we can’t learn a few things here and there. Broadway taught us a slew of lessons over these last seven days, from the innate impression talents of Lilla Crawford to the sexy, skeptical eye of Maks Chmerkovskiy to the Tony-winning Rolodex of Vanessa Williams. Read on for our top 10 lessons ...

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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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Adepero Oduye to Succeed Her Steel Magnolias Co-Star Condola Rashad in The Trip to Bountiful

Adepero Oduye to Succeed Her Steel Magnolias Co-Star Condola Rashad in The Trip to Bountiful

Adepero Oduye will make her Broadway debut in the revival of Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful beginning July 16, succeeding Tony nominee Condola Rashad as Thelma. Rashad played her final performance in the production on July 14 to star in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Romeo and Juliet opposite Orlando Bloom.

Directed by Michael Wilson, The Trip to ...

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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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