Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
James Franco Will Direct Film Based on Aziah "Zola" Wells' 148-Tweet Narrative That Went Viral James Franco Will Direct Film Based on Aziah "Zola" Wells' 148-Tweet Narrative That Went Viral Regarding 'Song of the South' – The Film That Disney Doesn’t Want You to See Regarding 'Song of the South' – The Film That Disney Doesn’t Want You to See Watch Mekhi Phifer in Trailer for "First-Person Shooter" Zombie Thriller, 'Pandemic' Watch Mekhi Phifer in Trailer for "First-Person Shooter" Zombie Thriller, 'Pandemic' HBO Sets April Premiere Date for 'Confirmation' HBO Sets April Premiere Date for 'Confirmation' Watch the Electrifying First Trailer for Don Cheadle's 'Miles Ahead' Watch the Electrifying First Trailer for Don Cheadle's 'Miles Ahead' Watch: Tyler Perry Previews 'The Passion' 2-Hour Musical Event in New Orleans Watch: Tyler Perry Previews 'The Passion' 2-Hour Musical Event in New Orleans Before Nate Parker's Nat Turner Film Is Released, Get Prepped By Watching Charles Burnett's 2003 Documentary Before Nate Parker's Nat Turner Film Is Released, Get Prepped By Watching Charles Burnett's 2003 Documentary There Is a Precedent for the "DuVernay Test" to Consider... There Is a Precedent for the "DuVernay Test" to Consider... Idris Elba Makes SAG Awards History + Viola Davis, Uzo Aduba, Queen Latifah Collect Trophies Idris Elba Makes SAG Awards History + Viola Davis, Uzo Aduba, Queen Latifah Collect Trophies Ryan Coogler to Deliver Prestigious University of Chicago Kent Lecture Feb. 9 Ryan Coogler to Deliver Prestigious University of Chicago Kent Lecture Feb. 9 First-Look at David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike in Amma Asante's 'A United Kingdom' First-Look at David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike in Amma Asante's 'A United Kingdom' Poster: Mike Epps, Paul Mooney, Charlie Murphy Comedy-Thriller 'Meet the Blacks' Poster: Mike Epps, Paul Mooney, Charlie Murphy Comedy-Thriller 'Meet the Blacks' Watch: OWN Previews New Primetime Series 'It's Not You, It's Men' (Tyrese Gibson & Rev Run Host) Watch: OWN Previews New Primetime Series 'It's Not You, It's Men' (Tyrese Gibson & Rev Run Host) First Look at Nate Parker's Nat Turner Film, 'The Birth of a Nation' First Look at Nate Parker's Nat Turner Film, 'The Birth of a Nation' TV One Aims to Change the Reality Genre with New Series, 'The Next 15' TV One Aims to Change the Reality Genre with New Series, 'The Next 15' Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton Is Heading to TV Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton Is Heading to TV Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Denzel Washington Reveals Daughter Is In 'Django Unchained' + Roles He Regrets Rejecting Denzel Washington Reveals Daughter Is In 'Django Unchained' + Roles He Regrets Rejecting

Cuba Gooding Jr. Exits 'Trip to Bountiful.' Leon Addison Brown Replaces Him

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 23, 2013 at 3:13PM

Cuba Gooding Jr. will play his final performance in the Broadway revival of Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful on August 27, at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
1
Leon Addison Brown
Leon Addison Brown

Cuba Gooding Jr. will play his final performance in the Broadway revival of Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful on August 27, at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Gooding is exiting due to a scheduling conflict; he's to begin shooting another film shortly.

In his place, Leon Addison Brown will take over, assuming the role of Ludie.

The drama, which officially opened April 23, was met with critical and commercial success and was extended, not once, but twice, and is now officially set to close on October 9.

Gooding's co-star, Condola Rashad, also left a little early, to begin work on another Broadway show, a re-imagining of Romeo & Juliet, opposite Orlando Bloom

She was replaced in her role by Adepero Oduye.

Nice problems to have all around, won't you say? You're already in a hot show that's been extended twice, but you have to leave because you're just so busy, and have other projects you need to get ready for. 

Leon Addison Brown's resume includes appearances in the Broadway production of On the Waterfront; the Off-Broadway runs of The Train Driver, The Orphans' Home Cycle, Two Trains Running, and more. 

He begins performances in Bountiful on August 28. 

Bountiful was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Actress in a Play (Cicely Tyson), Best Featured Actress in a Play (Condola Rashad), Best Sound Design for a Play (John Gromada) and Best Revival of a Play.

Tyson won the Tony Award in her category.

The cast also includes Vanessa WilliamsTom WopatDevon AbnerCurtis Billings, and Pat Bowie.

Michael Wilson directs.

This article is related to: Broadway, Leon Addison Brown


Shadow & ActNewsletter