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BWW TV: Chatting with Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett & The Company of THE MOUNTAINTOP!

September 20
1:23 PM 2011

Yestersay, the company of The Mountaintop, including stars Samuel L. Jackson (DR. Martin Luther King, Jr.,) and Angela Bassett, met the press to talk all about Katori Hall's highly anticipated new work. Directed by Tony Award® nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun), the play features original music by Grammy Award®-winner and Tony Award® nominee Branford Marsalis. BroadwayWorld was there and introduces you to the crew below!

The Broadway premiere of the 2010 Olivier Award® winning Best Play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, will begin performances this Thursday night, September 22, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The play's official opening night is set for October 13. 

Taking place on April 3, 1968, The Mountaintop is a gripping reimagining of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King (Samuel L. Jackson) retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger (Angela Bassett) arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.

Tickets for the Broadway premiere of the 2010 Olivier Award® winning Best Play are now available at or by calling (212) 239-6200 , or at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre box office (242 West 45th Street).

Prime tickets to The Mountaintop will be reserved for each and every performance, even in cases when the show is otherwise sold-out, for the low price of $34.50. Twenty Same-Day Reserve tickets will be available each day when the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre box office opens at 10:00 a.m. (Noon on Sundays) for that day's performance(s). They can be purchased with cash or a credit card on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limit of two Same-Day Reserve tickets per person.

The Mountaintop producers include Jean DoumanianSonia Friedman Productions, and Ambassador Theatre Group.


Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

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