In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, New York City Councilman  Ruben Wills (Queens District 28) will present a New York City Proclamation to  the Broadway production of The Mountaintop by Katori Hall. Citations will be  given to cast members Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett, director Kenny Leon and  producers Jean Doumanian and Sonia Friedman, following the Sunday matinee  performance, January 15th.

The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, stars Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. Martin Luther  King, Jr., and Angela Bassett, and is directed by Tony Award® nominee Kenny Leon  (Stick Fly, Fences, A Raisin in the Sun). It began performances on September 22,  2011 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and opened on Thursday, October 13, 2011  for a limited engagement through January 22, 2012. Upon closing The Mountaintop  will have 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.

Tickets for The Mountaintop are available at, 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.
For all sold-out performances, 25 standing room tickets will be  made available at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre box office for $26.50 each.

The Mountaintop is produced by Jean Doumanian, Sonia Friedman Productions,  Ambassador Theatre Group, Raise the Roof 7, Ted Snowdon, Alhadeff  Productions/Lauren Doll, B Square + 4 Productions/Broadway Across America, Jacki  Barlia Florin/Cooper Federman, Ronnie Planalp/Moellenberg Taylor, and Marla  Rubin Productions/Blumenthal Performing Arts

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Written on January 11th, 2012 , Events
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