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 Williams, Tom Wopat, Devon Abner, Curtis Billings, and Pat Bowie.
Michael Wilson directs.