Emmy winner Cicely Tyson will assume the lead role of Carrie Watts in the new Broadway production of  Horton Foote’s  The Trip to Bountiful,  which begin previews March 31, 2013, at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.The role marks a return to Broadway for Tyson after thirty years and the first time the character has been enacted by a woman of color.  “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. “In many ways Broadway is my Bountiful and I’m eager and honored to return with this strong, passionate, and funny character in a timeless American classic.”

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