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July 9, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Horton Foote's Tony-winning drama "The Trip to Bountiful" has once again extended its Broadway run. The production, which opened April 23 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, previously extended its 14-week run through Sept. 1, and will now close Oct. 9. The added dates could mean an early exit for Condola Rashad, who earned an Tony nomination for her role as Thelma. PHOTOS: Arts and culture by The Times Rashad is set to star opposite Orlando Bloom in "Romeo and Juliet," which begins previews Aug. 24 and marks Bloom's Broadway debut.
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February 13, 2014 | By David Ng
Cicely Tyson will bring her recent Tony Award-winning performance in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" to Los Angeles as part of the Ahmanson Theatre's 2014-15 season, the Center Theatre Group announced Thursday. The season will feature five productions including touring versions of the Broadway musicals "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" and the previously announced "Matilda the Musical. " Tyson's "Bountiful" is set to open the Ahmanson's new season Sept. 26. The revival, directed by Michael Wilson, ran on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
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February 13, 2014 | By David Ng
Cicely Tyson will bring her recent Tony Award-winning performance in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" to Los Angeles as part of the Ahmanson Theatre's 2014-15 season, the Center Theatre Group announced Thursday. The season will feature five productions including touring versions of the Broadway musicals "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" and the previously announced "Matilda the Musical. " Tyson's "Bountiful" is set to open the Ahmanson's new season Sept. 26. The revival, directed by Michael Wilson, ran on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
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January 3, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - Since you're probably wondering, let's just get this out of the way: Jessie Mueller, the actress playing the title role in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" on Broadway, has met the famed singer-songwriter but only once, during a surprise visit to a rehearsal last fall. "It was brief but beautiful," the 30-year-old actress recalled during a recent lunch at a burger joint across the street from the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, where "Beautiful" has been in previews since November and will officially premiere Jan. 12. "She was just as cool as I wanted her to be. " The jukebox musical uses hits by King and others to tell her remarkable life story.
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August 13, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
The coming Carole King musical has found its star: Producers of "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical"  announced Monday that Tony nominee Jessie Mueller will play the singer/songwriter. The show is set to premiere at San Francisco's SHN Curran Theatre with a four-week run starting Sept. 24. "Beautiful" and Mueller will then transfer to Broadway, with previews starting Nov. 21 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and an opening night set for Jan. 12. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage The bio-musical about the Brooklyn girl turned chart topper features songs from King's catalog and a book by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath ("Emma," "Bullets Over Broadway")
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April 23, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Broadway for Cicely Tyson is clearly like riding a bike. Her last rendezvous in the rialto was in "The Corn Is Green" in 1983, but you'd never know that 30 years had passed by her exquisitely understated performance in the revival of Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful," which opened Tuesday at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. There's not the slightest hesitancy or straining for effect in her portrayal of Carrie Watts, the elderly mother cooped up in a two-room Houston apartment with her son and daughter-in-law (played less assuredly by Cuba Gooding Jr. and Vanessa Williams)
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January 3, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - Since you're probably wondering, let's just get this out of the way: Jessie Mueller, the actress playing the title role in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" on Broadway, has met the famed singer-songwriter but only once, during a surprise visit to a rehearsal last fall. "It was brief but beautiful," the 30-year-old actress recalled during a recent lunch at a burger joint across the street from the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, where "Beautiful" has been in previews since November and will officially premiere Jan. 12. "She was just as cool as I wanted her to be. " The jukebox musical uses hits by King and others to tell her remarkable life story.
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March 19, 2011
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August 5, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
If you're heading to Broadway next month, check out Broadway Week Fall 2013 to find two-for-one tickets to selected musicals and plays. It's the sixth time New York City's tourism office has made the offer available to locals and visitors, and new shows have been added to the promotion. The deal: The twofers are available for 19 shows , including "The Trip to Bountiful" with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Cicely Tyson at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre; "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" at the Broadway Theatre; the musical "Big Fish," which opens Sept.
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December 4, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin
Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Cicely Tyson is known for playing strong women facing great adversity - from civil rights leader Coretta Scott King to abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Now she'll bring her stage presence to the role of Carrie Watts in a new production of Horton Foote 's “ The Trip to Bountiful ,” directed by Michael Wilson. The role marks a return to Broadway for Tyson after three decades. “For years I have been searching for the perfect project to bring me back to my true home - the stage,” Tyson said in a statement.
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August 13, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
The coming Carole King musical has found its star: Producers of "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical"  announced Monday that Tony nominee Jessie Mueller will play the singer/songwriter. The show is set to premiere at San Francisco's SHN Curran Theatre with a four-week run starting Sept. 24. "Beautiful" and Mueller will then transfer to Broadway, with previews starting Nov. 21 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and an opening night set for Jan. 12. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage The bio-musical about the Brooklyn girl turned chart topper features songs from King's catalog and a book by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath ("Emma," "Bullets Over Broadway")
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Horton Foote's Tony-winning drama "The Trip to Bountiful" has once again extended its Broadway run. The production, which opened April 23 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, previously extended its 14-week run through Sept. 1, and will now close Oct. 9. The added dates could mean an early exit for Condola Rashad, who earned an Tony nomination for her role as Thelma. PHOTOS: Arts and culture by The Times Rashad is set to star opposite Orlando Bloom in "Romeo and Juliet," which begins previews Aug. 24 and marks Bloom's Broadway debut.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Broadway for Cicely Tyson is clearly like riding a bike. Her last rendezvous in the rialto was in "The Corn Is Green" in 1983, but you'd never know that 30 years had passed by her exquisitely understated performance in the revival of Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful," which opened Tuesday at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. There's not the slightest hesitancy or straining for effect in her portrayal of Carrie Watts, the elderly mother cooped up in a two-room Houston apartment with her son and daughter-in-law (played less assuredly by Cuba Gooding Jr. and Vanessa Williams)
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May 21, 2010
Maxfield Parrish's famous 1922 "Daybreak" sold for $5.2 million Thursday at Christie's International in New York. The sellers were actor Mel Gibson and his wife, Robyn, who filed for divorce last year. The buyer was not identified. The price was well below the $7.6 million that Robyn Gibson paid at Christie's in 2006. At the time, the price established an auction record for Parrish. "The Parrish market is very small," said dealer Betty Krulik, standing near the front of the Christie's Rockefeller Center salesroom.
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March 23, 2010
A TV-Net time share The amount of time viewers spent watching TV while at the same time cruising the Internet grew 34.5% last year to an average of 3.5 hours a month, up from 2.5 hours in 2008, according to a Nielsen Co. report released Monday. What are they doing? A look at the top five sites visited by these media multi-taskers gives some clues: Google, Yahoo, Facebook, MSN or Microsoft Bing, YouTube. "You have people looking up stuff while they watch TV," said Gary Holmes, a Nielsen spokesman.
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