The AndyGram

Wednesday, Oct 21st

You are here: Home Theatre Reviews & Features 2015-16 Reviews 2012-13 Season Press Releases THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Extends Through September 1
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:36

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Extends Through September 1

“I’ve never been more deeply moved by any theatrical production of any kind. 
The Trip to Bountiful is without flaw.”
-Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

“Soul Stirring and Flawless, *****!”
-David Cote, Time Out New York

“Cicely Tyson is remarkable.”
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times

TONY NOMINATED BEST REVIVAL

The Trip to Bountiful

EXTENDS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1, 2013

Get The Trip to Bountiful Tickets

The critically acclaimed revival of Horton Foote’s American masterpiece, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, which had been scheduled for a 14-week limited engagement through July 7, will extend eight additional weeks and will now run through September 1, 2013.  One of the most distinguished productions on Broadway, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL has been nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Actress in a Play (Cicely Tyson), Best Featured Actress in a Play (Condola Rashad), Best Sound Design for a Play (John Gromada), and Best Revival of a Play.

Directed by Michael Wilson, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St).  Tickets are available at the box office, www.Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.

In its first Broadway revival, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL stars Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson, Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr, Emmy Award nominee and recording star Vanessa Williams, Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, and Tony Award nominee Tom Wopat.

Returning to Broadway for the first time in over 30 years, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award-winner Cicely Tyson has been nominated for every major theatre award of the season – the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Drama League Award.  With this performance, Condola Rashad received her second consecutive Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play, following up on her critically-acclaimed breakthrough performance in last year’s Stick Fly.

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL has also been nominated for:

4 Tony Awards

Best Revival

Best Actress in a Play (Cicely Tyson)

Best Featured Actress in a Play (Condola Rashad)

Best Sound Design (John Gromada)

3 Drama Desk Awards

Outstanding Revival of a Play

Outstanding Actress in a Play (Cicely Tyson)

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Condola Rashad)

4 Outer Critics Circle Awards

Best Revival of a Play

Best Actress in a Play (Cicely Tyson)

Best Featured Actress in a Play (Vanessa Williams)

Best Director of a Play (Michael Wilson)

3 Drama League Awards

Outstanding Revival

Outstanding Performance (Cicely Tyson)

Outstanding Performance (Vanessa Williams)

Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal states, “I’ve never been more deeply moved by a theatrical production of any kind. THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is without flaw!”  While Ben Brantley of The New York Times states, “Book the next bus to BOUNTIFUL! Cicely Tyson is remarkable.”  David Cote from Time Out NY calls the show, “Soul-stirring and flawless.  THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL seems as fresh and vibrant as the day Horton Foote finished it.” Mark Kennedy from Associate Press heralds, “Broadway has a new heroine.  Cicely Tyson is sublime!  She is feisty, funny and glowing with inner light.”  And Roma Torre from NY1 raves that Cicely Tyson’s tour-de-force performance is, “one that’s sure to be talked about for the next 60 years!

The inspiring American classic, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, tells the story of Carrie Watts (Cicely Tyson), who is trapped in a cramped Houston apartment with her soft-spoken son (Cuba Gooding Jr) and out-spoken daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), dreaming of a return to her home in the small Gulf Coast town of Bountiful, where she grew up and raised her family. Fearing that she’s an imposition and chafing under her daughter-in-law’s watchful eye, she steals away with her latest pension check and heads home in the journey of a lifetime. The result is an unforgettable play about the idea of home and its power to sustain us.

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL also features Devon Abner, Curtis Billings, Pat Bowie, Leon Addison Brown, Arthur French, Susan Heyward, Bill Kux, Linda Powell, and Charles Turner.   

*   *   *   *   *   *

Go N’Syde ‘Joy’ is the official beverage of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL.  Go N’Syde Beverages are the first and only tea-based formulations designed to access the essence of today’s favorite Icons through refreshing interactive experiences. More than one-of-a-kind flavors; Go N’Syde connects the joy and passion of being a true fan with next-gen satisfaction in every sip.

*   *   *   *   *   *

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is produced by Nelle Nugent, Kevin Liles, Paula Marie Black, David R. Weinreb, Stephen C. Byrd, Alia M. Jones, Kenneth Teaton, Carole L. Haber, Philip Geier, Wendy Federman, Carl Moellenberg, Ricardo Hornos, Fifty Church Street Productions, Hallie Foote, Tyson and Kimberly Chandler in association with Joseph Sirola, Howard and Janet Kagan, Charles Salameno, Sharon A. Carr, Patricia R. Klausner, Raymond Gaspard, Andrea M. Price, Willette Murphy Klausner and Reginald M. Browne and associate producers Francesca Zambello, Faith Gay, Marvet Britto, and Randolph Sturrup.

 

For more information please visit
www.TheTripToBountifulBroadway.com