Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones to Reunite on Broadway in The Gin Game

James Earl Jones; Cicely Tyson
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The last time Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones appeared on Broadway together was in 1966 in A Hand Is on the Gate, but this fall, the dynamic duo are reuniting. According to Variety, starting with previews Sept. 21 and opening Oct. 13, Tyson and Jones will star on Broadway in The Gin Game.

The Gin Game tells the story of a man and a woman in a nursing home who strike up a friendship over a game of gin rummy. The play, which was written by D.L. Coburn, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1977 and originally starred Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy.


Although Jones and Tyson haven’t appeared on Broadway together since 1966, they’ve worked together throughout the years on various projects.

In 2013 Tyson won a Tony for The Trip to Bountiful, and Jones most recently starred on Broadway in the revival of You Can’t Take It With You.

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