Photo Coverage: THE MOUNTAINTOP Takes Final Broadway Bow
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by Peter James Zielinski
On Sunday, January 22, The Mountaintop took its final bow on Broadway. The play, starring Samuel L. Jackson in hit Broadway debut and Angela Bassett, was written by Katori Hall and directed by Kenny Leon. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the final curtain call and brings you photo coverage below!
THE MOUNTAINTOP announced last week that it had recouped its investment. The show began performances on September 22, 2011 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and opened on Thursday, October 13, 2011 for its limited engagement through Sunday. Upon closing The Mountaintop played 24 preview and 117 regular performances.
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.
Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski