Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat & More Set for THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Talkback on 8/14
The critically acclaimed revival of Horton Foote's American masterpiece, The Trip to Bountiful, will host a special free talkback following the performance on Wednesday evening, August 14th. Focusing on the creative process of The Trip to Bountiful, this one-night only event will feature stars Vanessa Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr, Tom Wopat and Adepero Oduye and will be moderated by writer and critic, CARYN JAMES. All ticket holders for the evening performance on August 14th are invited to stay for the talkback. The Trip to Bountiful talkback series kicked off last week with a panel featuring Betty Buckley, Ellen Burstyn, and HAllie Foote as they discussed the appeal and challenges of appearing in a Horton Foote play.
Moderator CARYN JAMES writes the James on screenS film and television blog for Indiewire and contributes to other publications including The New York Times Book Review. She regularly hosts on-stage conversations about television at the 92nd St Y and is the author of the novels What Caroline Knew (St. Martin's Press, 2006) and Glorie (Penguin Books, 1999). She was previously a film critic, chief television critic and culture critic for The New York Times, where she wrote on a wide range of subjects including media and celebrity culture. She was also an editor at the Times Book Review.
Directed by Michael Wilson, the current acclaimed revival of The Trip to Bountiful is playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St) through October 9, 2013. Tickets are sale at the box office, www.Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.
Returning to Broadway for the first time in over 30 years in this production of The Trip to Bountiful, the legendary Cicely Tyson has won every major theatre award of the season - the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. The Trip to Bountiful also stars Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr, Emmy Award nominee and recording star Vanessa Williams, Adepero Oyude, and Tony Award nominee Tom Wopat.
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.
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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.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos
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