Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams Join Cicely Tyson in “Bountiful”

Alberto E. Rodriguez

Cicely Tyson will be in fine company when she returns to Broadway this spring in "The Trip to Bountiful." 

Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams and Condola Rashad will co-star alongside her in the revival of Horton Foote’s classic, which begins previews at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on March 31.

"The Trip to Bountiful" tells the story of Carrie Watts (Tyson), an elderly woman who dreams of returning to her small hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one last time, against the wishes of her family. Gooding ("Jerry Maguire") will play her overprotective son, and Williams ("Ugly Betty," "Desperate Housewives") the domineering daughter-in-law.

As Playbill reminds, "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.

Directed by Michael Wilson, the 14-week limited engagement starring Tyson will officially open April 23.

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