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The Mountaintop

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The Mountaintop, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Theater
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

242 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036

Duration
1 hr. 30 min
No Intermission
Important Dates
On Sale
Aug 25, 2011
Preview
Sep 22, 2011
Opening
Oct 13, 2011
Closing
Jan 22, 2012
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'The Mountaintop' is a reimagining of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, after delivering his legendary "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.

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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 retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious young woman named Camae delivers room service, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.

Critics’ Reviews

Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett are the king and queen of Broadway.

Review by Lisa Schwarzbaum from Entertainment Weekly

Soul-stirring and eye-opening.

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from The Daily News