Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway premiere of Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning The Mountaintop. The play has attracted a pair of stellar stage and screen actors: Oscar nominees Samuel L. Jackson (as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) and Angela Bassett! Performances begin at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on September 22, with opening night set for October 13. Kenny Leon (Fences) directs.
The Mountaintop is set on April 3, 1968, the night before the Civil Rights leader's assassination. After delivering his legendary “I've Been to the Mountaintop” speech, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious young woman named Camae (Bassett) delivers room service, King is forced to confront his past, as well as his legacy to his people.
Book your tickets now for what is sure to be a powerhouse evening of theater!