Cicely Louise Tyson



The Gin Game [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2015
Fonsia Dorsey

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 14: Playwright D.L. Coburn, James Earl Jones, and Cicely Tyson during the Broadway Opening Night performance Curtain Call for ‘The Gin Game’ at the John Golden Theatre on October 14, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)

The Trip to Bountiful[Broadway]
Carrie Watts

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 09: Cicely Tyson serenaded by her students and cast attend the “The Trip To Bountiful” Final Performance Celebration at Stephen Sondheim Theatre on October 9, 2013, in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)

The Corn Is Green [Broadway]
Miss Moffat
The Rose Tattoo 

Hector Elizondo and Cicely Tyson in The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams
at Berkshire Theatre Group, 1979. Directed by Craig Anderson.

Trumpets of the Lord [Broadway]
Rev. Marion Alexander

Cicely Tyson with people gathering during the play ‘Trumpets of the Lord‘, United States, May 1964 (Photo by Gjon Mili/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

To Be Young Gifted and Black [Off-Broadway]
To Be Young, Gifted and Black opened on January 2, 1969, at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City. Directed by Gene Frankel.

Cicely Tyson, James Baldwin, Arthur Mitchell, and Harry Belafonte attend the “To Be Young, Gifted And Black” gala on January 2, 1969, at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York City. Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.

Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights [Broadway]
Myrna Jessup
A Hand is on the Gate [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966

African-American Poetry Theatre: A Hand is on the Gate Original Cast album. Featuring: Roscoe Lee Browne, Cicely Tyson, Moses Gunn, James Earl Jones, Leon Bibb, Josephine Premice, Ellen Holly, Gloria Foster. Arranged and Directed by Roscoe Lee Browne. The actors listed perform poetry, songs, and text by Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Ted Joans, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wright, James Weldon Johnson.

Trumpets of the Lord [Off-Broadway]
Rev. Marion Alexander

Cicely Tyson with people gathering during the play ‘Trumpets of the Lord‘, United States, May 1964 (Photo by Gjon Mili/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

The Blue Boy in Black [Off-Broadway]
Tiger Tiger Burning Bright [Broadway]
Celeste Chipley
Performer (Understudy)

Cicely Tyson and Alvin Ailey – FRIEDMAN-ABELES @NYPL (Photos)

Moon On A Rainbow Shawl [Off-Broadway]

January 1962 “Showbill” playbill from the Original Off-Broadway production of the ERROL JOHN play “MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL” at the East 11th Street Theatre in New York City. (The production opened January 15th, 1962, and ran for 105 performances.) ….. The play starred VINNETTE CARROLL, JAMES EARL JONES, ELLEN HOLLY, BILL GUNN, CICELY TYSON, MELVIN STEWART, and ROBERT EARL JONES and the cast included ROBERT HILL II, KELLY MARIE BERRY, MICHAEL BARTON, GERTRUDE JANNETTE, RONALD MACK, PETER OWENS, CAROLYN STRICTLAND, and WARREN BERRY ….. Note: The cast list was signed by VINNETTE CARROLL (inscribed, “Best Wishes”) and JAMES EARL JONES -CREDITS: Book by ERROL JOHN; Sets designed by LLOYD BURLINGAME; Costumes designed by CHARLES GELATT; Directed by GEORGE ROY HILL; Produced by KERMIT BLOOMGARDEN and HARRY JOE BROWN, Jr.

The Blacks: A Clown Show [Off-Broadway]
Stephanie Virtue Diop

The Blacks: A Clown Show (French: Les Nègres, clownerie) is a play by the French dramatist Jean Genet. Published in 1958, it was first performed in a production directed by Roger Blin at the Théâtre de Lutèce in Paris, which opened on 28 October 1959.
A review of the Theatre Royal Stratford East production (2007) states:
Using the framework of a play within a play, it exposes racial prejudice and stereotypes while exploring black identity. As a troupe of black actors re-enacts the trial and ensuing murder of a white woman before a kangaroo court, the Queen and her entourage look on and comment. Five of the 13 black actors white up to play the establishment figures. The Queen (a whited-up woman) comes to a Command Performance, but the proceedings are far removed from any Royal Variety Show.

The Cool World [Broadway]

A play, written by Miller and Robert Rossen based on the novel, was first shown in Philadelphia and then twice at Broadway’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre on February 22 and 23, 1960, featuring Raymond St. Jacques, James Earl Jones, Calvin Lockhart, Hilda Simms, and others.[4] The film helped launch Antonio Fargas, Clarence Williams III, Carl Lee, and Gloria Foster, who married Williams three years later.

Jolly’s Progress [Broadway]
Jolly Rivers (Understudy)
Tyson was the understudy for Eartha Kitt in the role of Jolly Rivers in Jolly’s Progress
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