"Kevin Liles has been a trailblazer in the worlds of music, fashion, and television, to name just a few, and to have him join us on this production adds a new level of excitmement to Broadway and to live theatre," said Managing Producer Nelle Nugent. "Kevin's reach, energy, and expertise have already made a great impact on The Trip to Bountiful and I look forward to the partnership and bringing this wonderful play to as broad an audience as possible."
The production, directed by Michael Wilson, 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.
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is guaranteed to steal audiences' hearts as it first did when it premiered as a teleplay on NBC in 1953. 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.
The play will begin preview performances on Saturday, March 30 at 8pm, at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St). Opening night will be Tuesday, April 23. Tickets are available at www.Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.