242 West 45th Street
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New York, NY 10036
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Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett star in this new production with original music by Branford Marsalis. Taking place on April 3, 1968, The Mountaintop is a gripping re-imagining of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
After delivering his legendary "I’ve Been to the Mountaintop" speech, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, while a storm rages outside. When room-service is delivered by a mysterious young woman, King is forced to confront his past, as well as his legacy to his people.
Author: Katori Hall
Director: Kenny Leon