Broadway’s “The Mountaintop” begins performances at the Jacobs Theatre this Thursday, September 22
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
BROADWAY’S “T H E M O U N T A I N T O P”
BEGINS PERFORMANCES AT THE JACOBS THEATRE
THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR OCTOBER 13
New York, NY (9/19/11) – The Broadway premiere of the 2010 Olivier Award® winning Best Play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, will begin performances this Thursday night, September 22, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). The play’s official opening night is set for October 13.
The Mountaintop stars Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Angela Bassett, and is directed by Tony Award® nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun). The play features original music by Grammy Award®-winner and Tony Award® nominee Branford Marsalis.
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 (Samuel L. Jackson) retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger (Angela Bassett) arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.
Tickets for the Broadway premiere of the 2010 Olivier Award® winning Best Play are now available at Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200, or at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre box office (242 West 45th Street).
Prime tickets to The Mountaintop will be reserved for each and every performance, even in cases when the show is otherwise sold-out, for the low price of $34.50. Twenty Same-Day Reserve tickets will be available each day when the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre box office opens at 10:00 a.m. (Noon on Sundays) for that day’s performance(s). They can be purchased with cash or a credit card on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limit of two Same-Day Reserve tickets per person.
The Mountaintop producers include Jean Doumanian, Sonia Friedman Productions, and Ambassador Theatre Group.
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