James Earl Jones & Cicely Tyson Will Star in The Gin Game on Broadway

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 10, 2016 Related Shows Tony-winning legends James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson are returning to Broadway! The pair will headline a revival of D.L. Coburn’s The Gin Game. Directed by Leonard Foglia, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play will begin previews on September 21 and officially open on October 13 at the Golden Theater.Jones received Tony Awards for Fences and The Great White Hope, and nominations for On Golden Pond and The Best Man. His other Broadway credits include the recent You Can’t Take It With You, Othello, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Of Mice and Men and The Iceman Cometh. His many film roles include Clear and Present Danger, Field of Dreams and The Man.Tyson won the 2013 Tony for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in The Trip to Bountiful and was also nominated for an Emmy Award for the 2014 television movie version. Tyson made history when she became the first African American to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for 1974’s TV film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Her 1972 film Sounder earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. On stage, Tyson has starred in shows including The Corn Is Green, Trumpets of the Lord, Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights and Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright. Recent film appearances include Alex Cross, Diary of a Mad Black Woman and The Help.Weller Martin (Jones) and Fonsia Dorsey (Tyson) meet on the porch of their nursing home and strike up a friendship, with Weller teaching Fonsia how to play gin rummy. As they play, they share stories about the lives they led in the outside world. But when Fonsia wins every hand, Weller becomes increasingly frustrated, until their gin games and conversations become a battleground, with each player exposing the other’s failures, disappointments and insecurities.The pair last appeared on Broadway together in A Hand Is on the Gate in 1966. And in case you were wondering, Tyson is 90, Jones is 84 and they will be doing eight shows a week!The Gin Game returns to the Golden Theatre where the original production opened in 1977, starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. The play last appeared on Broadway in 1997, in a production starring Charles Durning and Julie Harris. The Gin Game has also been filmed twice for television; in 1981 with original stars Cronyn and Tandy, and in 2003 with Dick van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore.Complete creative team will be announced later. The Gin Gamelast_img read more

Salvanelli’s Authentic Italian Specialties Offers Gourment Italian Food Baskets

first_imgSalvanellis Authentic Italian SpecialtiesP.O. Box 65155Burlington, VT 05406-5155Telephone 802.951.2523E-mail: giftbaskets@salvanellis.com(link sends e-mail)Web site: www.salvanellis.com(link is external)For Immediate Release Contact: Gloria Salvanelli Tel: 802-951-2523Salvanellis Authentic Italian SpecialtiesOffers Gourmet Italian Food BasketsBurlington, VT — December 2, 2005 — Its been said that the problem with Italian food is that, after you eat it, five or six days later youre hungry again. The point, of course, is that Italians are as passionate about food as they are about good wine and true love. Esse nufesso qui dice male di Maccheroni. In other words, He who speaks badly of macaroni is a fool.Authentic macaroni and other Italian delicacies are now available at Salvanellis Authentic Italian Specialties in Burlington. Salvanellis Italian Baskets are personally selected and filled with only the very finest imported Italian foods available, from antipasto to dessert. Three specific baskets, Antipasto, Pasta and Dessert baskets are available, as well as customized baskets. Whether your customized basket is based on budget, food specialties, business or personal, Salvanellis will create the basket to fit your needs.All products are authentic Italian, either imported from Italy or made from original Italian recipes by Italian Americans. Imported products include Ravida Estate Bottled Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Illy coffee (Italys finest espresso), Villa Bellentani Balsamic Vinegar, Soppressata Calabrese Salami, Benedetto Cavalieri Tagliatelle, Sicilian Honey and Parmigiana Reggiano.The pasta basket, Nona Lenas Table, also includes DellAmore Pasta Sauce, made in Colchester by Frank DellAmore, but produced from a recipe of his grandmother, Filomena. Another regional Italian product is Croccante, Italian Almond Crunch, produced by Tre Noci in Boston, using a recipe from her Calabrian grandmother.Our antipasto, pasta and dessert baskets make delizioso holiday, wedding, hostess, and birthday gifts. We are happy to create custom baskets for any occasion. Salvanellis also caters to corporate clients for company functions and events, or a special client.Salvanellis Authentic Italian Specialties can be reached at 802-951-2523, or via e-mail at giftbaskets@salvanellis.com(link sends e-mail). Their web site is www.salvanellis.com(link is external). — 30 —last_img read more