Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!

The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, stars Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Angela Bassett, and is directed by Tony Award® nominee Kenny Leon (Stick Fly, Fences, A Raisin in the Sun). It began performances on September 22, 2011 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and opened on Thursday, October 13, 2011 for a limited engagement through January 22, 2012. Upon closing The Mountaintop will have played 24 preview and 117 regular performances.

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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 (Jackson) retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger (Bassett) arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.

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Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Angela Bassett

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Playwright Katori Hall

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Kenny Leon

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Kenny Leon, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett & Katori Hall

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Angela Bassett & Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Angela Bassett & Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Angela Bassett & Max Kimavicius

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Angela Bassett

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Samuel L. JacksonAngela BassettMax Kilmavicius

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Angela Bassett & Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Angela Bassett & Samuel L. Jackson with Max Kimavicius

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Angela Bassett & Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Angela Bassett & Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Angela Bassett

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Samuel L. Jackson & Wife LaTanya Richardson

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Angela Bassett

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Angela Bassett

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!
Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.