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James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson to Star Together on Broadway

This Jan. 7, 2013 file photo shows actor James Earl Jones in Sydney, Australia. Jones is coming back to Broadway in a play that’s almost as old as he is. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
This Jan. 7, 2013 file photo shows actor James Earl Jones in Sydney, Australia. Jones is coming back to Broadway in a play that’s almost as old as he is. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway-goers this fall will get a special treat — James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson sharing the same stage again.

Producers said Wednesday that the Tony Award-winners 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 last shared a Broadway stage 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.”

Others who have tackled “The Gin Game,” include Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy in 1977 and Charles Durning and Julie Harris in 1997.

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