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James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson Reunite on Broadway for ‘The Gin Game’

James Earl Jones attends The Drama League's 31st Annual Musical Celebration Of Broadway at The Pierre Hotel on February 2, 2015 in New York City
James Earl Jones attends The Drama League’s 31st Annual Musical Celebration Of Broadway at The Pierre Hotel on February 2, 2015 in New York City

*Broadway will have two legends gracing the same stage this fall.

Producers said Wednesday that Tony Award-winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson will star in a revival of D.L. Coburn’s “The Gin Game” at the Golden Theatre. Previews start Sept. 21.

In the play, an elderly man and woman play repeated games of gin in their retirement home, sharing stories and exploring their failures. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1978.

Jones and Tyson were last on Broadway together in 1966 when they appeared in “A Hand Is on the Gate.” They also starred in the long-running off-Broadway production of Jean Genet’s “The Blacks.”

Tyson, 90, is a three-time Emmy winner who won a Tony in “The Trip to Bountiful” in 2013. Jones, 84, won Tonys for “Fences” and “The Great White Hope.” He recently starred in “You Can’t Take It With You.”

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