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'The Mountaintop' - New York Daily News
"The Mountaintop" is tall on imagination, it is short on revelations. Unless you count Hall's assertion that King had doubts and lapses personally and professionally. And that God is a proud black woman.

Here Comes Dr. King - Wall Street Journal
Even if you find "The Mountaintop" too sticky to stomach, you'll admire the cut-to-the-chase directness with which Mr. Leon has staged it. David Gallo's hotel-room set undergoes a climactic transformation that is far more surprising than anything in Ms. Hall's script. Like Mr. Jackson's acting, the set would be worth paying to see if the play were good enough to be worth sitting through.


 

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by Peter James Zielinski - August 25, 2011
The box office for the Broadway premiere of Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning play, The Mountaintop, opens this Thursday, August 25, 2011. Rehearsals for the production began today, August 22, Tickets will be available at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) and can also be purchased at Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. Check out photos of the marquee below!
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2011
The box office for the Broadway premiere of Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning play, The Mountaintop, opens this Thursday, August 25, 2011. Rehearsals for the production began today, August 22, Tickets will be available at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) and can also be purchased at Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2011
The box office for the Broadway premiere of Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning play, The Mountaintop, opens Thursday, August 25, 2011. Tickets will be available at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) and can also be purchased at Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. Check out a photo of the marquee going up at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre below!
by BWW News Desk - August 4, 2011
Academy Award-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson has joined the fall line-up for The New York Times's TimesTalks event series. Jackson will sit down with New York Times media columnist David Carr at TheTimesCenter (242 West 41st Street) on Monday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his award-winning and illustrious film career, as well as his return to the stage this October opposite Angela Bassett in the Broadway premiere of Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning play, The Mountaintop, in which he will play Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 29, 2011
Samuel L. Jackson will soon star as DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. opposite Angela Bassett in the Broadway production of the new play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall directed by Tony Award-nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun). The Mountaintop will begin performances on September 22, 2011, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street), with an official opening on Thursday, October 13, 2011. In the video below, watch the duo chat about taking on their roles!
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2011
It was announced today that world renowned Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee Branford Marsalis (Fences) will join the creative team as composer of original music for the upcoming Broadway premiere of the new play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, starring Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Academy Award-nominee & Golden Globe-winner Angela Bassett as Camae. Directed by Tony Award® nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun), The Mountaintop will begin performances on September 22, 2011, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street), with an official opening on Thursday, October 13, 2011.
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 6, 2011
Samuel L. Jackson will soon star as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. opposite Angela Bassett in the Broadway production of the new play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall directed by Tony Award-nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun). The Mountaintop will begin performances on September 22, 2011, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street), with an official opening on Thursday, October 13, 2011. In the video below, watch Jackson chat about taking on the role!
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2011
Producers Jean Doumanian and Sonia Friedman announced today that Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Angela Bassett will return to the Broadway stage in the role of Camae starring opposite Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Broadway production of the new play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall directed by Tony Award-nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun). The Mountaintop will begin performances on September 22, 2011, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street), with an official opening on Thursday, October 13, 2011.
by Rialto Chatter - June 14, 2011
This morning on a Today Show appearance, Angela Bassett revealed that she's 'weighing coming to New York to do a Broadway show' to the show's hosts, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2011
Tickets for the Broadway premiere of the 2010 Olivier Award® winning Best Play, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall starring Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., go on sale Sunday, June 12, 2011. Tickets are available at Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200, and beginning August 11th at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street).
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2011
Katori Hall's The Mountaintop will hit Broadway this fall, however, with only one of it's previously announced stars. Samuel L. Jackson will open the play as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his Broadway debut, however the team is in search of a new Camae, as Halle Berry has departed the piece due to child custody issues.'
by BWW News Desk - February 4, 2011
Appearing on THE VIEW today, Friday February 4, on ABC, Samuel Jackson was asked by Joy Behar 'And you're going to be doing a play on Broadway, playing Dr. Martin Luther King?' He replied, 'Yes, that's the plan. I'm doing a play, I think that the play opens in October and will run through January. '
by BWW News Desk - December 1, 2010
American playwright Katori Hall's The Mountaintop was named Best Play at the 2010 Olivier Awards in London. Marking the first time a female African American playwright has received the honor in the Olivier Awards' 34-year history, Ms. Hall's play was nominated alongside such new works as Jerusalem, Enron and Red.
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2010
The New York Times is reporting that the Broadway production of 'The Mountaintop' is likely to take the stage in Fall of 2011.
by Rialto Chatter - July 16, 2010
American playwright Katori Hall's The Mountaintop was named Best Play at the 2010 Olivier Awards in London. Marking the first time a female African American playwright has received the honor in the Olivier Awards' 34-year history, Ms. Hall's play was nominated alongside such new works as Jerusalem, Enron and Red.
by Rialto Chatter - June 18, 2010
American playwright Katori Hall's The Mountaintop was named Best Play at the 2010 Olivier Awards in London. Marking the first time a female African American playwright has received the honor in the Olivier Awards' 34-year history, Ms. Hall's play was nominated alongside such new works as Jerusalem, Enron and Red.
by Rialto Chatter - May 26, 2010
American playwright Katori Hall's The Mountaintop was named Best Play at the 2010 Olivier Awards in London. Marking the first time a female African American playwright has received the honor in the Olivier Awards' 34-year history, Ms. Hall's play was nominated alongside such new works as Jerusalem, Enron and Red.
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2010
Jean Doumanian Productions (August: Osage County, Our Town, Superior Donuts, When The Rain Stops Falling), in partnership with Sonia Friedman Productions (The Norman Conquests, The Seagull, Boeing-Boeing, La Cage aux Folles and Rock 'n' Roll) is moving forward to mount a Broadway production of the new play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, following the recent announcement of the 2010 Olivier Award Best New Play nomination in London (actress Lorraine Burroughs also received a nomination for Best Actress for her performance). The Mountaintop will open on Broadway this Fall as part of the upcoming 2010-11 Season. The producers are in negotiations with Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun) to direct this American premiere.
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2010
Producers Jean Doumanian and Sonia Friedman announced today that they hope to bring their Martin Luther King Jr. play, THE MOUNTAINTOP, to Broadway in fall of 2010 according to The New York Times. The play surrounds King's last nights before his assassination. The play premiered in London in summer 2009 and was written by Katori Hall.