Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Condola Rashad Join Cast of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
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) will star along with the previously announced Cicely Tyson in the upcoming Broadway revival of Horton Foote'S beloved classic, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, directed by Michael Wilson.
Produced by Nelle Nugent and Kenneth Teaton, this 14-week limited engagement will begin previews on Easter Sunday, March 31st at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St). Opening night is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rd. For ticket information please visit www.TheTripToBountifulBroadway.com.
The touching 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 and inspiring tale that examines the fragility of memory and celebrates the enduring power of hope and faith.
CUBA GOODING JR is best known for his Oscar winning portrayal of the charmingly arrogant pro football player Rod Tidwell in Cameron Crowe's Jerry Maguire. In addition to the Academy Award, he received the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Broadcasters Film Critics Award, the Critics Choice Award and the Chicago Film Critics Award for his performance. In 1991, he received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Tré Styles in John Singleton's coming-of-age classic Boyz in the Hood, which earned him ShoWest's Newcomer Award. He followed this success with roles in numerous critically acclaimed major films, such as Men of Honor, As Good as It Gets, What Dreams May Come, and the Oscar-nominated A Few Good Men, as well as Pearl Harbor, Radio, Murder of Crows (which he also co-produced), American Gangster, Shadowboxer and this year's George Lucas-helmed Red Tails. He has also appeared in award-winning movies for television including Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story and 2011's Firelight. Gooding will next be seen in Robert Rodriquez's sequel to Machete, Machete Kills, and Lee Daniels' highly anticipated film, The Butler. In 2002, Gooding received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring his extraordinary achievements. A native of the Bronx, he will be making his professional stage debut in The Trip to Bountiful.