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Website For Samuel L Jackson's MLK Play "The Mountaintop" Launches

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 2, 2011 at 8:41AM

As well as a look at some artwork for Katori Hall's award-winning play, The Mountaintop, which we've written about a lot on this site, making its Broadway debut this fall, with Samuel L. Jackson starring as Martin Luther King Jr.
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As well as a look at some artwork for Katori Hall's award-winning play, The Mountaintop, which we've written about a lot on this site, making its Broadway debut this fall, with Samuel L. Jackson starring as Martin Luther King Jr.

Recall Halle Berry, who would have starred opposite Jackson, making her stage debut, dropped out of the project earlier this year; an actress to replace her has yet to be cast, though, with playdates not-so far away, I'm sure that'll be resolved soon, and we'll have that info for you right here when it happens.

As a refresher, The Mountaintop imagines a meeting between an enigmatic hotel maid and Martin Luther King Jr, the night before his assassination.

The play premiered in London in 2009 to much critical acclaim, selling out almost throughout its run. British actors David Harewood and Lorraine Burroughs assumed the starring roles, and both earned nominations for their performances.

It’s making its move to Broadway, with a fall 2011 debut planned, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, with previews beginning September 22 and an opening on October 13; Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon, who directed Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in last year’s revival of August Wilson’s Fences, will direct The Mountaintop.

Visit the website HERE.

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