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Up On The Marquee: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL

The upcoming Broadway revival of Horton Foote's beloved classic, The Trip to Bountiful, will begin preview performances on Saturday, March 30 at 8pm at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St). Opening night is Tuesday, April 23. Tickets are available at www.Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.

The marquee just went up at the Sondheim Theatre and you can check out photos of it below!

The production, directed by Michael Wilson, will feature Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson, Academy Award winner CUBA GOODING, JR, (Jerry Maguire, Red Tails), Emmy Award nominee and recording star Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives), and Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (Lifetime's Steel Magnolias, Broadway's Stick Fly).

The inspiring American classic, The Trip to Bountiful, tells the story of Carrie Watts (Tyson), an elderly woman who dreams of returning to her small hometown of Bountiful, TX one last time, against the wishes of her overprotective son (Gooding) and domineering daughter-in-law (Williams). Her journey becomes a heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming tale that examines the fragility of memory and celebrates the enduring power of hope and faith.

Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful premiered as a teleplay on NBC in 1953, starring Lillian Gish as Carrie Watts. The play had its Broadway premiere later that year with the same cast, which also included Eva Marie Saint. The play was adapted by Mr. Foote into an acclaimed 1985 film starring Geraldine Page, for which she won the Academy Award. In 2005, Signature Theatre produced the play Off-Broadway starring Lois Smith, for which she won Lortel, Obie, Outer Critics and Drama Desk Awards.

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL's award winning creative team has interpreted a number of plays and films by Horton Foote: Jeff Cowie (scenery), Van Broughton Ramsey (costumes), Rui Rita (lighting), and John Gromada (original music and sound design).

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Up On The Marquee: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL

Up On The Marquee: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
'The Trip To Bountiful' Starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Condola Rashad, and Cicely Tyson at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City

Up On The Marquee: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
'The Trip To Bountiful' Starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Condola Rashad, and Cicely Tyson at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City

Up On The Marquee: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
'The Trip To Bountiful' Starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Condola Rashad, and Cicely Tyson at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City

Up On The Marquee: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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