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The Trip To Bountiful
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The Trip To Bountiful

Apr 23, 2013 - Oct 13, 2013
Running time: 2:15
Stephen Sondheim Theatre
124 W 43rd St
New York, NY 10036
By Subway: A, C, E, N, Q, R, 1, 2, 3 To 42nd St, walk North to 43rd Street, east to theatre. B, D, F - To 42nd St (at 6th Ave), walk North to 43rd Street, west to theatre
By Bus: Take the M5, M7, M20, M42, or M104 bus.
Show Description:


Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Cuba Gooding, Jr.


Michael Wilson

Written By

Horton Foote

Listed at TKTS:
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$35.00 - $140.00
prices subject to change
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Age Guidance: 13


Stairs for rows K-S have 1 step between rows, Step up to U, house right front orchestra not accessible Accessible seats are All of row T, house left in front of row K
Elevators are available to all levels.
Theatre is wheelchair accessible. There are no steps into the theatre.
There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations. Orchestra Location: There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations. There are steps between rows in the Orchestra. Mezzanine Location: Located on the 2nd Level. There are steps between rows in the Mezzanine.
Water Fountain
A water fountain is available and water is also available at the bar.
Assisted Listening System
Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit.
Folding Armrests
Mobility seats with folding armrests plus one companion seat available for purchase in person or over the phone.


 "The Trip to Bountiful" went unseen in New York until 2005, when it was mounted by the Signature Theatre Company. That revival, which starred Lois Smith, was—and I don't use the word casually—perfect. Had it transferred to Broadway, it would have decisively established the play as a masterpiece. Now Mr. Wilson, who worked closely with Foote throughout the playwright's later years, has given "The Trip to Bountiful" a staging of like quality, one in which even the smallest parts are played with absolute comprehension... It says at least as much about the American national character as "The Glass Menagerie" or "Our Town," and deserves to be seen at least as often as those two classics—especially when it's done like this.

-Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

Bountiful is traditionally done with a white cast, but this revival—which features Cuba Gooding Jr. as Carrie’s dissatisfied son, Ludie, and Vanessa Williams as her vain daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae—is utterly true to the spirit of the piece...Tyson, returning to Broadway after 30 years, looks perfectly at home. She does the amazing trick of aging backward over the course of the play: Carrie begins as a wizened creature but ends renewed and glowing. This soul-stirring and flawless staging performs the same rejuvenation:Bountiful seems as fresh and vibrant as the day Foote finished it.

-David Cote, Time Out New York

In director Michael Wilson’s impeccable revival of Foote’s masterwork, Tyson is giving a performance for the ages.

-Erik Haagensen, Backstage