By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 15, 2013 at 4:08PM
The special is slated to premiere on Thursday, July 25 at 8 pm ET.
From the Sondheim Theatre on Broadway, Ms. Hughes, founder and chairperson of Radio One, discusses the emotional and unforgettable show and interviews the all-star cast that includes Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Vanessa Williams.
“Since the early days of Radio One, it has been our commitment to bring the Black community smart, innovative programming that is both educational and entertaining,” remarked Ms. Hughes. “This behind the scenes look at A Trip to Bountiful not only supports this wonderful production, further exposes the TV One viewing audience to profound Black theater and storytelling.”
The Trip to Bountiful was nominated for four prestigious Tony Awards at the 2013 ceremony, including “Best Revival of a Play.” Actress Cicely Tyson won the award for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.” Other nominations included “Best Sound Design of a Play” and “Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play” for Condola Rashad.
Watch a promo for the TV One special below: