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Closed October 9, 2013

Move over, you adorable scamps in "Annie." Settle down, weird girls in "Matilda." Broadway has a new unlikely heroine, a frail widow who hums hymns and has a bad heart!

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Why See The Trip To Bountiful?

This star-studded, limited engagement production stars three-time Emmy Award Winner Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams! The Trip To Bountiful has been nominated for four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Play and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for its star, Cicely Tyson.

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.

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Previews from: 30 March 2013

Opening night: 23 April 2013


Trip To Bountiful is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards

Run time

Two hours and 20 minutes, which includes one 15-minute intermission

Cast and Creative


Cicely Tyson as Carrie Watts
Leon Addison Brown as Ludie Watts
Vanessa Williams as Jessie Mae Watts
Condola Rashad as Thelma
Tom Wopat as Sheriff
Devon Abner as Houston Ticket Agent
Curtis Billings as Second Houston Ticket Agent


Michael Wilson (Direction)
Jeff Cowie (Scenic Design)
Van Broughton Ramsey (Costume Design)
Rui Rita (Lighting Design)
John Gromada (Original Music and Sound Design)
Written by: Horton Foote


2013 Tony Awards

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play - Cicely Tyson

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