I know I talk quite a bit about Broadway here on The Randy Report.
And you may say, “Randy, I love your posts about Broadway, but I can’t afford the ticket price.”
Or – “I can’t afford to travel to New York City to see Broadway.”
Completely understandable. Now – Broadway comes to you.
Tony Award winner Cicely Tyson and Tony Award nominee Vanessa Williams reprise their celebrated Broadway performances in “The Trip To Bountiful” – the award-winning Horton Foote play brought to television as a Lifetime Movie World Premiere.
This movie event debuts on Lifetime TV this Saturday at 8pm with encore performances to follow.
I saw the play on Broadway last year and it was as beautiful, artful and touching.
|With Vanessa Williams after her gorgeous performance in “The Trip to Bountiful” on Broadway
Here’s a bit about the movie from Lifetime:
Based on Oscar®, Pulitzer Prize, and Emmy Award winning author Horton Foote’s Tony Award nominated play, “The Trip to Bountiful” is a courageous and moving story of liberation, as well as a humor-filled celebration of the human spirit.
In “The Trip to Bountiful,” Carrie Watts, begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful. When he refuses, Mrs. Watts is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma, a young woman traveling home. When Ludie and Jessie Mae discover she is gone, they call in law enforcement to help, but Mrs. Watts is one step ahead of them and convinces the local sheriff to help her on her journey home to Bountiful.
Don’t miss Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams along with Blair Underwood and Keke Palmer in this television event. You’ll be glad you did.
Now go set the DVR. Now.