After 30 years, Emmy Award winning actress, Cicely Tyson, will return to Broadway in Horton Foote’s The Trip To Bountiful. The show will have a 14 week limited engagement and officially opens April23, 2013, with previews set for March 31st.
Tysons says, “For years I have been searching for the perfect project to bring me back to my true home – the stage,” “In many ways Broadway is my Bountiful and I’m eager and honored to return with this strong, passionate, and funny character in a timeless American classic.”
Written by Horton Foote , the press notes describes , The Trip To Bountiful, as telling the story of “Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who dreams of returning to her small hometown of Bountiful, TX one last time, against the wishes of her overprotective son and domineering daughter-in-law. Her journey becomes a heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming and inspiring tale that examines the fragility of memory and celebrates the enduring power of hope and faith.”
The Trip To Bountiful is the most adapted work by Foote, with a teleplay done in 1953 by NBC and feature film done in 1985. It will be directed by Michael Wilson who said, “The Trip to Bountiful is among Horton’s most beloved plays, and Carrie Watts, one of his most memorable characters. To do the play and role justice, you need an actress of rare stature and command, Cicely Tyson has, over the span of a distinguished career, depicted iconic Americans engaged in immense struggle. I am thrilled that she is returning to the stage now to have her trip, to lead us all on a journey that promises to be unforgettable.”
The creative team for the show is Jeff Cowie (scenery),Van Broughton Ramsey (costumes), Rui Rita (lighting), and John Gromada (original music and sound design). Produced by Ned Nugent, the production will be at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, in New York. Further casting is said to be announced shortly.
Visit www.TheTripToBountifulBroadway.com , for more info.
Asa Lovechild is an accomplished actress and singer out of New York City.