‘The Trip to Bountiful’ Moves Up Its Broadway Preview Date

Trip+to+Bountiful-posterThe upcoming Broadway revival of Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful will now begin preview performances on Saturday, March 30th at 8pm, one day earlier than the previously announced March 31st start date.

Opening night remains Tuesday, April 23. 

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 Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives) and Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias, Broadway’s Stick Fly).

The show 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.

It originally 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.

Tickets are available at www.Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.

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