Friday, May 24, 2024

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

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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