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Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett star in this new drama about Martin Luther King Jr.

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Drama Diva Angela Bassett on Returning to Broadway, Overcoming Her Fears and Climbing The Mountaintop

Drama Diva Angela Bassett on Returning to Broadway, Overcoming Her Fears and Climbing The Mountaintop

From rolling down the river as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It to witnessing the moonwalk as Katherine Jackson in the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream and picking up the pieces after her husband's assassination as Betty Shabazz in Malcom X, Angela Bassett has made a film career out of portraying real women ...

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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 a ...

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Sardi’s Reaches New Heights with The Mountaintop’s Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson

Sardi’s Reaches New Heights with The Mountaintop’s Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson
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As The Mountaintop reaches its final performances, the Martin Luther King Jr. drama's dynamic duo, Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, were given a uniquely Broadway honor: a caricature on the wall of Sardi's. On January 12, just days before millions across America will honor the birthday of Dr. King on MLK Day, the two stars gathered with ...

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 Dr ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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Designing Broadway: Set Designer David Gallo Honors History for The Mountaintop

Designing Broadway: Set Designer David Gallo Honors History for The Mountaintop

Translating an iconic real-life location is a test for a scenic designer, and The Mountaintop’s David Gallo went to great lengths to do the job right. To recreate the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night before his assassination in 1968, the Tony-winning set and projection designer amassed what he calls “the world’s largest ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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