A “Bountiful” Life: Vanessa Williams and Cicely Tyson take The Trip To Bountiful from Broadway to TV

Shortly after The Trip to Bountiful wrapped its celebrated Broadway run last October, cast members Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams, director Michael Wilson and producer Hallie Foote (daughter of Bountiful’s scribe Horton Foote) took a trip of their own — to Atlanta to begin work on Lifetime’s film adaptation of the production. Set during the final years of the Jim Crow South, Bountiful chronicles spirited elderly widow Carrie Watts’ (Tyson) mission to escape the stifling Houston apartment of her overprotective son Ludie (Blair Underwood) and his prickly wife Jessie Mae (Williams) and make a final visit to Bountiful, her beloved … Continue reading →

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