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BWW Review: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at Capital Repertory TheatreBWW Review: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at Capital Repertory Theatre
by Gianluca Russo - May 3, 2016

There are very few productions that move me to tears, the last being Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Violet starring Sutton Foster, ironically also based on a woman's journey to happiness. And though I usually stay composed and proper, something about Capital Repertory Theatre's beautiful production of The Trip to Bountiful compelled me to join in on the show's emotional rollercoaster and ponder upon the current state of my own life. (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among HonoreesStage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Christine Baranski will give Juilliard's Commencement Address. (more...)

VIDEO: Cicely Tyson Talks Career, 'House of Cards' & Diversity in Hollywood on TODAYVIDEO: Cicely Tyson Talks Career, 'House of Cards' & Diversity in Hollywood on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The legendary actress stopped by TODAY to talk about the many groundbreaking roles she's played over the years and the ongoing struggle to have better minority representation in film. (more...)

Tony Winner Cicely Tyson to Return to ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDERTony Winner Cicely Tyson to Return to ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Cicely Tyson will reprise her role of Annalise's (Viola Davis) mother Ophelia in an upcoming episode of ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (more...)

BWW Review: CPCC Theatre Bests Broadway in Beautifully Steering THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFULBWW Review: CPCC Theatre Bests Broadway in Beautifully Steering THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by Perry Tannenbaum - Oct 2, 2015

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is a rather bland tale that challenges a director to perk up the drama, which threatens to vanish once we must pull away from the close-ups on its elderly protagonist, Carrie Watts, that TV and movies so readily provide. In the current CPCC Theatre production at Pease Auditorium, Charles LaBorde has a more satisfying way with the script than Michael Wilson did in the recent Broadway revival. (more...)

CPCC to Open 2015-16 Season with A TRIP TO BOUNTIFULCPCC to Open 2015-16 Season with A TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Theatre is excited to kick off its 2015-2016 performance season with Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful," September 25 to October 4 in its Pease Auditorium. The production will be directed by Dr. Charles LaBorde, founding principal of the Northwest School of the Arts. (more...)

PlayMakers Close Season with 4000 MILES, Now thru 4/19PlayMakers Close Season with 4000 MILES, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

PlayMakers Repertory Company will conclude its Mainstage Season with Pulitzer Prize finalist '4000 Miles' by Amy Herzog, onstage tonight, April 1 through 19. PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 3/15/2015Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 3/15/2015
by BWW - Mar 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/15/2015 for Anchorage (more...)

PlayMakers to Close Season with 4000 MILES, 4/1-19PlayMakers to Close Season with 4000 MILES, 4/1-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

PlayMakers Repertory Company will conclude its Mainstage Season with Pulitzer Prize finalist "4000 Miles" by Amy Herzog, onstage April 1 through 19. PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 3/08/2015Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 3/08/2015
by BWW - Mar 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/08/2015 for Anchorage (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 3/01/2015Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 3/01/2015
by BWW - Mar 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/01/2015 for Anchorage (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 2/22/2015Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 2/22/2015
by BWW - Feb 22, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/22/2015 for Anchorage (more...)

Lifetime's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Wins Three NAACP Image AwardsLifetime's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Wins Three NAACP Image Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

On the heels of record-breaking theatrical engagements in Boston and Los Angeles, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL continues to be showered with acclaim, with the Lifetime telefilm earning three NAACP Image Awards when the prestigious awards were handed out on February 5th. (more...)

Raven Theatre to Screen Lifetime's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL with Cicely TysonRaven Theatre to Screen Lifetime's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL with Cicely Tyson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Raven Theatre Company, currently performing the Chicago Premiere of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate, is presenting a free screening of the new film version of The Trip to Bountiful, arguably Foote's best-known play. The film, which was produced by Lifetime Films and aired on Lifetime Television in 2014, reunited Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams in the lead roles they performed for the play's 2013 Broadway revival. That production and this film are significant in that African-Americans were cast in roles traditionally played by white actors throughout the piece's history as first a 1953 teleplay and stage play and the 1985 feature film as well as countless stage productions over the past 60 years. (more...)

21st ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS; All the Winners!21st ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS; All the Winners!
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 25, 2015

SAG-AFTRA presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2014 at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (more...)

Nashville Actor/Director Marianne Clark Dies After Heart AttackNashville Actor/Director Marianne Clark Dies After Heart Attack
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 14, 2015

Marianne Clark, longtime leader of Nashville's theater community, died Wednesday while doctors attempted to bring her out of a drug-induced coma after she suffered a heart attack Sunday night at home. (more...)

Hallie Foote to Appear at Raven Theatre in JanuaryHallie Foote to Appear at Raven Theatre in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Hallie Foote, an actress best known for playing some of her father's most memorable characters both on and off Broadway and in feature films, will visit Raven Theatre on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 for a public event entitled 'A Conversation with Hallie Foote about Horton Foote.' Horton Foote, who died in 2009, was the author of nearly 100 plays, teleplays and screenplays, including The Trip to Bountiful, Tender Mercies and To Kill a Mockingbird. Hallie Foote's roles in her father's plays have included award-winning turns in The Trip to Bountiful and The Roads to Home and a Tony Award nomination for Dividing the Estate. She was a producer of both the 2013 Broadway production of The Trip to Bountiful starring Cicely Tyson and the television version of the same. While in Chicago, Ms. Foote will attend a rehearsal and consult on Raven's upcoming production of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate. (more...)

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Starring Cicely Tyson, Breaks Box Office Record in BostonTHE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Starring Cicely Tyson, Breaks Box Office Record in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

The star-studded production of Horton Foote's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, starring Cicely Tyson in her legendary, Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated performance, Tony Award-nominee Vanessa Williams, and Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, broke box office and attendance records at Boston's Cutler Majestic Theatre with a gross of $1,045,893 for its engagement. The production was seen by 15,294 audience members, also a record for the venue. Additional touring cities are currently under discussion. (more...)

Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal, BIRDMAN Among SAG AWARD Nominations; Full List AnnouncedMeryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal, BIRDMAN Among SAG AWARD Nominations; Full List Announced
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 10, 2014

Nominees for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2014 in five film and eight television categories, as well as the SAG Awards® honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Cicely Tyson Makes a Joyful Noise in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFULBWW REVIEW: Cicely Tyson Makes a Joyful Noise in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by Jan Nargi - Dec 1, 2014

Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony Award-winning role as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote's poignant American classic THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL now in its only east coast engagement at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston, Mass. The ArtsEmerson World on Stage production continues through December 7. (more...)

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