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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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