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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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Buyer & Cellar’s Michael Urie Toasted by Nick Jonas, Vanessa Williams and the Luckiest People in the World

Buyer & Cellar’s Michael Urie Toasted by Nick Jonas, Vanessa Williams and the Luckiest People in the World
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What a night for Michael Urie! On June 24, the talented actor opened his acclaimed one-man show Buyer & Cellar at the Barrow Street Theatre, where it bowed after finishing a sold-out premiere run at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The solo comedy—about a struggling actor who works in the basement of megastar Barbra Streisand—was written by Jonathan Tolins and directed ...

Angela Bassett, Tyler Perry & More Celebs Take The Trip to Bountiful on Broadway, Starring Cicely Tyson

Angela Bassett, Tyler Perry & More Celebs Take The Trip to Bountiful on Broadway, Starring Cicely Tyson
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Angela Bassett, Star Jones, Tyler Perry, Barbara Cook and more stars of stage and screen are making the journey to Broadway to see Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams and Condola Rashad in the Tony-nominated revival of The Trip to Bountiful! Directed by Michael Wilson, Horton Foote’s 1953 play tells the story of Carrie Watts (Tyson), an elderly ...

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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Director Michael Wilson on Dinners With the Foote Family & Falling in Love With The Trip to Bountiful

Director Michael Wilson on Dinners With the Foote Family & Falling in Love With The Trip to Bountiful

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Over the past 16 years, director Michael Wilson has become one of the premiere interpreters of Horton Foote’s vast catalogue of plays depicting family life in Texas. Wilson collaborated with the esteemed playwright until his death in 2009, notably on the Broadway production of Dividing the Estate and the off-Broadway trilogy The Orphans’ Home Cycle, as ...

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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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