THE MOUNTAINTOP Ends Limited Engagement on Broadway
THE MOUNTAINTOP, starring Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson, finishes its limited Broadway run today. In a joint statement this week, Producers Jean Doumanian and Sonia Friedman said, "It’s been a joy to see packed houses of engaged, and cheering theatergoers night after night, and we look forward to the future life this work will undoubtedly have throughout the world."
Doumanian and Friedman announced earlier this week that their premiere Broadway production of Katori Hall’s Olivier Award-winning play, The Mountaintop, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W45th Street), had recouped its entire initial investment of $3.1 million.
The Mountaintop began performances on September 22, 2011 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and opened on Thursday, October 13, 2011. Upon closing The Mountaintop will have played 24 preview and 117 regular performances.
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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