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

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Kenny Leon to Direct Lifetime TV Remake of Steel Magnolias, Featuring African-American Cast

Kenny Leon to Direct Lifetime TV Remake of Steel Magnolias, Featuring African-American Cast

Tony nominee Kenny Leon will direct a film remake of Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias for the Lifetime network, according to Deadline.com. The film will be set in present-day Louisiana and feature an all African-American cast in the leading roles. No casting has been announced at this time.

Steel Magnolias follows the lives of a close-knit group of friends ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Angela Bassett & Samuel L. Jackson Come Down from The Mountaintop's First Preview to Greet Fans

Angela Bassett & Samuel L. Jackson Come Down from The Mountaintop's First Preview to Greet Fans
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After an exhilarating first performance of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop on September 22, stars Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson were delighted to celebrate the night by signing autographs and posing for photos with their Broadway fans. Following the Broadway premiere of the moving play, starring Jackson as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of his assassination ...

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 ...

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Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Chat About Climbing The Mountaintop on Broadway

Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Chat About Climbing The Mountaintop on Broadway

Oscar nominees Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett are inviting audiences into the Lorraine Motel room of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to examine the final hours of the civil rights pioneer's life in The Mountaintop. Shortly before the play's September 22 start date at Broadway's Jacobs Theatre, the starry duo (joined by playwright Katori Hall and ...

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The Mountaintop's Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Pay a Surprise Visit to Brooklyn High School of the Arts

The Mountaintop's Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Pay a Surprise Visit to Brooklyn High School of the Arts
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As Oscar nominees Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett prep for the September 22 start date of their upcoming Broadway play The Mountaintop, the film stars took a break from their busy rehearsal schedule to show some support for students at Brooklyn High School of the Arts. On September 19, the actors, joined by The Mountaintop director Kenny Leon and ...

Tickets Now on Sale For The Mountaintop Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett

Tickets Now on Sale For The Mountaintop Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett

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 ...

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