Photo Call: Cuba Gooding, Jr. Honored with Sardi's Caricature

News   Photo Call: Cuba Gooding, Jr. Honored with Sardi's Caricature The Trip To Bountiful star Cuba Gooding, Jr. was honored Aug 22 with the unveiling of a caricature to adorn the walls of the famed eatery Sardi's.

The Trip To Bountiful, which officially opened April 23, had been scheduled for a 14-week limited engagement through July 7. It first extended an additional eight weeks through Sept. 1; the play will now conclude Oct. 9.


The production was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Actress in a Play (Cicely Tyson), Best Featured Actress in a Play (Condola Rashad), Best Sound Design for a Play (John Gromada) and Best Revival of a Play. Tyson won the Tony Award for her performance as Mother Carrie Watts, as well as the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award.

The cast also includes Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. ("Jerry Maguire," "Red Tails"), Emmy Award nominee Vanessa Williams ("Ugly Betty," "Desperate Housewives"), Adepero Oduye, Tom Wopat, Devon Abner, Curtis Billings, Pat Bowie, Leon Addison Brown, Arthur French, Susan Heyward, Bill Kux, Linda Powell and Charles Turner. Michael Wilson directs.

Read the recent Playbill interviews with  Cuba Gooding Jr. and Vanessa Williams here.

The Trip to Bountiful, according to press notes, 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 and inspiring tale that examines the fragility of memory and celebrates the enduring power of hope and faith."

The Broadway creative team includes Jeff Cowie (scenery), Van Broughton Ramsey (costumes), Rui Rita (lighting), Paul Huntley (hair design), Angelina Avallone (makeup design) and John Gromada (original music and sound design). David Alpert is the associate director.

The Trip to Bountiful is produced by Nelle Nugent, Paula Marie Black, Kenneth Teaton, Carole L Haber, Philip Geier, Sharon A. Carr, Patricia R. Klausner, Wendy Federman, Carl Moellenberg, Richard Hornos in association with Kevin Liles, Joseph Sirola, Stephen Byrd, Alia M. Jones, Howard and Janet Kagan, Charles Salameno, Willette Murphy Klausner, Fifty Church Street Productions and Hallie Foote.

Stephen Sondheim Theatre is located at 124 W. 43rd St. Tickets are available by visiting Telecharge.com. For more information visit TheTripToBountifulBroadway.com.

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