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Queen of the Jungle! Jessica Chastain In Talks to Play Jane In New Tarzan Reboot

Queen of the Jungle! Jessica Chastain In Talks to Play Jane In New Tarzan Reboot

Fresh from her run in Broadway’s The Heiress, Jessica Chastain is already eyeing a new, high-flying movie role. The two-time Oscar nominee is in talks to star as Jane in a new film reboot of Tarzan, alongside True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan, according to The New York Post. Rumors are swirling that Broadway alum Samuel L. Jackson could ...

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Watch Jessica Chastain, Bradley Cooper & Some Les Miz Break Dancing in Jimmy Kimmel's Latest Movie: The Movie Spoof

Watch Jessica Chastain, Bradley Cooper & Some Les Miz Break Dancing in Jimmy Kimmel's Latest Movie: The Movie Spoof

Jimmy Kimmel is known for his brand of YouTube randomness, and the late night host certainly delivered another solid entry with the help of a slew of movie and Broadway stars. Kimmel’s fake trailer for Movie: The Movie: 2V is loaded with cameos from stage vets like Jessica Chastain, Tony nominee Jude Law, Bradley Cooper, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson ...

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Meryl Streep, Blythe Danner, Elaine Stritch & More to Be Featured on PBS' Pioneers of Thirteen Series

Meryl Streep, Blythe Danner, Elaine Stritch & More to Be Featured on PBS' Pioneers of Thirteen Series

Tony nominee and three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep will return to her PBS roots to narrate the second installment of the documentary series Pioneers of Thirteen on New York’s public television station. The episode, entitled The ‘70s—Bold and Fearless, will air on January 31 and focus on the flagship PBS station’s second decade of broadcasting. The program will include video ...

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Watch Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson Go Head to Head in a Funny or Die Holiday 'Sad-Off'

Watch Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson Go Head to Head in a Funny or Die Holiday 'Sad-Off'

With Les Miserables and Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained both about to hit theaters, audiences can expect at least one thing in the movie theater this holiday season: sadness. In Les Miz, Anne Hathaway plays a ravaged single mother-turned-prostitute. In Django, Samuel L. Jackson portrays a bitter slave in the deep South. So who’s got it worse? That’s for Hathaway and ...

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Ricky Martin, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and 52 Others Earn 2012 Drama League Nominations

Ricky Martin, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and 52 Others Earn 2012 Drama League Nominations

Nominations for the 78th annual Drama League Awards have been announced. The awards ceremony will take place May 18 at the Marriot Marquis, hosted by Stockard Channing and John Larroquette. The Drama League Awards recognize distinguished productions, performances and exemplary career achievements in musical theatre and directing. As previously announced the Drama League's 2012 Distinguished Contributions and Achievements in Theatre honors ...

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The Mountaintop’s Samuel L. Jackson Gets Political with (Very Funny!) Attack Ad on Stephen Colbert

The Mountaintop’s Samuel L. Jackson Gets Political with (Very Funny!) Attack Ad on Stephen Colbert

“The Definitely Not Coordinating with Stephen Colbert Super PAC,” now led by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, is trying hard to prove that they are definitely not coordinating with The Colbert Report host and possible presidential candidate (!) Stephen Colbert. Enter The Mountaintop star Samuel L. Jackson. The man with the sharpest tongue on Broadway provides the voiceover for ...

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Broadway Bash: Samuel L. Jackson Celebrates His 63rd Birthday on The Mountaintop

Broadway Bash: Samuel L. Jackson Celebrates His 63rd Birthday on The Mountaintop
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Samuel L. Jackson has dodged bullets, bombs and snakes on a plane, but the Guinness Book of World Records' highest grossing movie actor of all time could not escape a birthday celebration held in his honor at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Following the December 21 matinee performance of The Mountaintop, the Oscar-nominated actor, who plays civil rights leader ...

The Mountaintop's Samuel L. Jackson Reveals Why His Life is 'Totally Dope' on The Colbert Report

The Mountaintop's Samuel L. Jackson Reveals Why His Life is 'Totally Dope' on The Colbert Report

Samuel L. Jackson is a world famous movie star and now he's taking Broadway by storm as Dr. Martin Luther King in The Mountaintop. Life is pretty good for Jackson and he's not afraid to admit it. On December 12 Jackson stopped by The Colbert Report where funnyman Stephen Colbert asked the acclaimed actor exactly how it feels to be ...

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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Pays a Visit to The Mountaintop

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Pays a Visit to The Mountaintop

Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett welcomed a special guest to the Martin Luther King Jr. drama The Mountaintop on December 6: Grammy winner and all-around music legend Aretha Franklin. After the performance, Franklin, a close friend of the late Dr. King, headed backstage at Broadway's Jacobs Theatre to congratulate the starry duo on their performances as King (Jackson) and ...

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Carmelo and La La Anthony Climb The Mountaintop to Meet Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett

Carmelo and La La Anthony Climb The Mountaintop to Meet Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett

He's best known as an Oscar-nominated actor, but Samuel L. Jackson is also a die-hard sports fan (and frequent host of ESPN's ESPY Awards), so The Mountaintop star was more than excited to welcome New York Knicks favorite Carmelo Anthony to the Jacobs Theatre on November 1. Joined by his wife La La Anthony (who recently finished a limited engagement ...

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The Mountaintop Announces One-Week Extension in Broadway Run

The Mountaintop Announces One-Week Extension in Broadway Run

The Broadway premiere of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, starring Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Angela Bassett, will continue its run at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre through January 22, 2012. Tickets had previously been on sale through January 15.

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a special performance has added on Sunday, January ...

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Denzel Washington Travels to The Mountaintop to See Stars Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett

 Denzel Washington Travels to The Mountaintop to See Stars Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett
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On October 29, Oscar winner Denzel Washington dropped by Memphis’ Lorraine Motel (by way of Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre) to take in The Mountaintop, the story of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth before his assassination. After the lights came up on this moving tale, Washington went backstage to congratulate show stars (and Washington’s former film ...

The Mountaintop's Samuel L. Jackson Sets a Very Green Guinness World Record

The Mountaintop's Samuel L. Jackson Sets a Very Green Guinness World Record

Ka-ching! The Mountaintop star Samuel L. Jackson has been named the word's highest grossing actor of all time by the Guinness Book of World Records, according to The New York Daily News. Jackson's films have grossed a combined $7.42 billion during his nearly 30 years in the film industry.

The impressive cash flow is helped by Jackson's participation in many ...

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Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Talk Climbing to The Mountaintop on Opening Night

Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Talk Climbing to The Mountaintop on Opening Night

Samuel L. Jackson is portraying the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Katori Hall's new drama The Mountaintop, and the Oscar nominee had plenty of enthusiastic topics to preach about on the show's October 13 opening night. Joined by his glamorous co-star Angela Bassett, Jackson wowed the first-night crowd at the Jacobs Theatre before heading to ...

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Counting Down Fans' Favorite Angela Bassett Roles

Weekend Poll Top Three: Counting Down Fans' Favorite Angela Bassett Roles

Oscar nominee Angela Bassett is back on the boards opposite Samuel L. Jackson in the Broadway premiere of Katori Hall's The Mountaintop. To mark this starry event, Broadway.com asked readers which of Bassett's many memorable screen roles is their favorite. Take a look at the results below!

1. Tina Turner, What's Love Got To Do With It? (1993) - 45 ...

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Were Our Word of Mouth Panelists Moved by Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett in The Mountaintop?

Were Our Word of Mouth Panelists Moved by Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett in The Mountaintop?

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. was known for his incredible ability to engage audiences through his powerful words. Now Samuel L. Jackson is playing the iconic historical figure in Katori Hall's new play The Mountaintop, but does the Oscar nominee have the same charisma, charm  and ability to connect with people as the real life Dr. King? Broadway ...

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Journey to The Mountaintop with Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett on Opening Night

Journey to The Mountaintop with Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett on Opening Night
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It was an emotional night on Broadway as Katori Hall's inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. drama The Mountaintop, directed by Kenny Leon, officially opened at the Jacobs Theatre. A slew of stars like Alicia Keys, Spike Lee, Ruby Dee, Magic Johnson and more were on hand to cheer on the show's dynamic duo, Samuel L. Jackson (who plays Dr. King ...

Olympic Medalist and Political Activist John Carlos Salutes Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett at The Mountaintop

Olympic Medalist and Political Activist John Carlos Salutes Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett at The Mountaintop

Olympic track star John Carlos made headlines in 1968 after raising his fist to symbolize "black power" while claiming his bronze medal at the Mexico City summer games. More than 40 years later, Carlos is still politically active, taking part in the Occupy Wall Street protests in downtown Manhattan earlier this week. Carlos also managed to find time to head ...

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Watch The Mountaintop's Samuel L. Jackson Join Twitter and Play Home Run Derby on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Watch The Mountaintop's Samuel L. Jackson Join Twitter and Play Home Run Derby on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

When Samuel L. Jackson stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on October 11 to promote his Broadway play The Mountaintop, the Oscar nominee decided to get with the times and activate his Twitter account. Not surprisingly, Jackson dropped a few F bombs in his first tweet from Fallon's couch. After putting his iPad down, Jackson discussed the challenges of ...

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Take a First Look at Samuel L. Jackson's Transformation Into Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in The Mountaintop

Take a First Look at Samuel L. Jackson's Transformation Into Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in The Mountaintop
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Broadway audiences are invited to enter the room of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Memphis' Lorraine Motel in Katori Hall's new play, The Mountaintop. Starring Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. King and Angela Bassett as a maid named Camae, the play re-imagines the night before King's assassination as he sparks a dialogue with the young woman ...

See The Mountaintop's Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Sit Down on The View

See The Mountaintop's Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Sit Down on The View

After checking out Broadway's The Mountaintop for themselves, the ladies of The View were eager to discuss the show with its Oscar-nominated stars, Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett. The famous dup stopped by the chat show on October 11 to talk about the new work and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jackson revealed how he'll react ...

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Would Martin Luther King Jr. Approve of The Mountaintop? Samuel L. Jackson Weighs in on CBS News

 Would Martin Luther King Jr. Approve of The Mountaintop? Samuel L. Jackson Weighs in on CBS News

The new play The Mountaintop has taken a few historical liberties as the show reimagines the final night in the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, before he was assassinated at Memphis' Lorraine Motel in 1968. In Katori Hall's drama, King (Samuel L. Jackson) is greeted by a motel maid named Camae (Angela Bassett) and the duo strike ...

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Squigs Enters The Mountaintop Motel Room of Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett

Squigs Enters The Mountaintop Motel Room of Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett

Broadway.com's resident artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson recently ventured to Memphis' Lorraine Motel (a.k.a. Broadway's Jacobs Theatre) to sketch Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, the stars of Katori Hall's new play, The Mountaintop. Jackson plays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of his 1968 assassination as he sparks a conversation with Camae (Bassett), a maid ...

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Samuel L. Jackson on The Mountaintop, Attending MLK Jr.'s Funeral and His Crack Addiction on Letterman

Samuel L. Jackson on The Mountaintop, Attending MLK Jr.'s Funeral and His Crack Addiction on Letterman

In the midst of previews for The Mountaintop, Samuel L. Jackson ventured over to the Late Show with David Letterman on September 30 for a long and revealing chat. Jackson discussed the excitement of playing Martin Luther King Jr. and recalled attending his funeral as a college student. The conversation turned serious as Jackson delved into past as a crack ...

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Performances Begin for The Mountaintop, Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett

Performances Begin for The Mountaintop, Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett

Performances begin on September 22 for the Broadway premiere of Katori Hall's The Mountaintop, starring Oscar nominees Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett. Directed by Kenny Leon, the play will open on October 13 at the Jacobs Theatre.

"I'm excited about the audiences every night," Jackson—who returns to Broadway for the first time since serving as an understudy in ...

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