Home Theater Cicely Tyson, 88: Tony Winner Extends Her Broadway Run through October

There’s no stopping Cicely Tyson. Winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in June does seem to have energized her even more than was–and that was something. Tyson has agreed to extend her stay on Broadway in “The Trip to Bountiful” through October 9th. She’s doing all 8 shows a week, too– both matinees. Being in the show obviously isn’t tiring her out. It’s giving her an adrenaline shot. Co-star Cuba Gooding recently joked to me: “We think she’s sleeping in the theater from Friday night through the Sunday matinee.” The production had already been extended once. This is a new five week add on– meaning 40 more performances. “Bountiful” is playing to healthy, if not overwhelming-sized, audiences at 63% a week. That means you can get tickets on the spur of the moment, either from TKTS on 47th St. or from websites like BroadwayBox.com.

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