“The Mountaintop” extends on Broadway through Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
FOR RELEASE ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
“T H E M O U N T A I N T O P”
THROUGH JANUARY 22
NEW DATES WILL INTERSECT WITH
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BIRTHDAY
TICKETS TO ALL PERFORMANCES ON SALE NOW
New York, NY (11-1-11) – Producers Jean Doumanian and Sonia Friedman announced today that the Broadway premiere of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, now playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, has extended its run by popular demand, and will now play performances through January 22.
In celebration of the fact that the added dates will allow the play to be performed through Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a special performance will be added on Sunday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m. (in addition to the scheduled performance at 3:00 p.m. that afternoon).
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).
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, 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 are 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. In addition, for all sold-out performances, 25 standing room tickets will be made available at the box office for $26.50 each.
Praise for The Mountaintop
“A thrilling, wild, provocative flight of magical realism.”
– Associated Press
“Soul-stirring and eye-opening.”
– Daily News
“The Mountaintop crackles with theatricality and humanity.”
“Samuel L. Jackson is an undeniable thrill. I felt a spark of Dr. King-like divinity.”
– The New York Times
“Angela Bassett is breathtaking.”
“Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett are the king and queen of Broadway!”
– Entertainment Weekly