Thursday, July 10, 2014





Who is replacing Condola Rashad in 'Bountiful'?


July 15. 2013 12:38PM
Associated Press



Story Tools
PrintPrint | E-MailEMail | SaveSave | Hear Generate QR Code QR
Send to Kindle


(AP) The actress who will fill Condola Rashad's shoes in "The Trip to Bountiful" has been revealed: Adepero Oduye.


Producers of the Tony Award-nominated revival said Monday that Oduye, who co-starred with Rashad in last year's TV remake of "Steel Magnolias," will take over the part of Thelma this week.


Rashad, who has left to prepare for the upcoming Broadway production of "Romeo and Juliet" opposite Orlando Bloom, gave her final performance on Sunday. Oduye takes over when the show next resumes on Tuesday at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.


Oduye is best known for her acclaimed breakout role in Dee Ree's Sundance film, "Pariah," playing a 17-year-old Brooklyn girl who's struggling to come out as a lesbian as her family crumbles. She will also be seen in the upcoming film, "Twelve Years a Slave," directed by Steven McQueen.


The Cornell University graduate will be making her Broadway debut, joining Tony winner Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams and Tom Wopat. Rashad earned a Tony nomination playing the part of Thelma.


The play is about a widow who shares a cramped two-room apartment in Houston in 1953 with her devoted son and overbearing daughter-in-law. Her only desire is to revisit her old home in Bountiful and recapture the vitality and purpose she seemed to lose when she left for the big city decades ago.


___


Online:


http://www.TheTripToBountifulBroadway.com


Associated Press


Comments
comments powered by Disqus Commenting Guidelines
Poll
Mortgage Minute


Search for New & Used Cars

Make 
Model
 
Used New All
 

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just the home you want!

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just what you need!

Search Pet Classifieds
Dogs Cats Other Animals



Social Media/RSS
Times Leader on Twitter
Times Leader on Youtube
Times Leader on Google+
The Times Leader on Tumblr
The Times Leader on Pinterest
Times Leader RSS Feeds