STAGE TUBE: Samuel L. Jackson Talks THE MOUNTAINTOP and Being A Movie Star on The Colbert Report
As previously announced, The Mountaintop has extended one week through Jan. 22, 2012, when Jackson departs to film a new movie. The possibility of recasting is being discussed to continue the show's run.
The Mountaintop stars Samuel L. Jackson as DR. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Angela Bassett, and is 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® nomineeBranford Marsalis.
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.
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