The Mountaintop Tickets

View All The Mountaintop Tickets

themountaintop tickets link

Bernard B Jacobs Theater

242 W. 45th Street

Ninety minutes (no intermission)

October 13, 2011 (Closing - January 15, 2012)

Broadway Play (Drama)

History :: Now Playing :: Schedule :: Reviews

London's Oliver Winning Play Transfers To Broadway!

The Mountaintop tickets are on sale now for all performances. The highly anticipated play hits the Broadway stage after a very successful run in London's West End. The fall season along the Great White Way is always exciting. There are new shows, fresh characters and much to explore. The Mountaintop brings the young face of the 30-year-old playwright Katori Hall from behind the curtain. Her re imagining of the Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis won her an Oliver. The Broadway production boasts a Hollywood All-Star cast of Samuel L. Jackson as King and Angela Bassett as Camae. The Mountaintop tickets are on sale for previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre with an official opening night on October 13, 2011.

Forty-three years have now passed since Martin Luther King Jr. stood atop the stage at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. The powerful and historic speech in which he delivered would be his last. The "Mountaintop" speech was foretelling in his understanding that civil rights would be a long struggle likely to go on without him. The evening after the speech King was assassinated afoot a balcony the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. The historical backdrop serves as the inspiration for Katori Hall's emotional play. She used the last night and her own imagination of an encounter between King and a motel chambermaid. The two challenge each other on the issues they face, past, present and future.

Young playwright Hall grew up in Memphis. Martin Luther King Jr. has always been an intricate part of her soul and being. The play has its share of controversy since its beginnings. Hall decided to write a historical version of the man, one which shows his own faults. Historically, King was known to dabble a bit within human temptations. Most civil rights leaders and activists choose not to acknowledge those parts of his life and focus on his positive message and what he has done for the movement as a whole. Hall seems to disagree, rather wanting to show that ordinary men and women with faults still carry the ability to create change. Her use of this in her play has cost her strong criticism from directors in which she has presented her work.

The play originally had Halle Berry cast in the role of Camae, but she was unable to hold commitments due to a child custody case. Hollywood big screen actress Angela Bassett has signed on for the part. The powerful acting chops of Samuel L. Jackson will tackle King's strong personality and speaking style, a task not easy for any actor. Jackson is noted as being excited for the challenge and wanting to teach the younger generations of this historical importance. The cast will be directed by Kenny Leon and set to close on January 15, 2011. The play is a drama but has some light-hearted even comedic moments throughout. A well-received play with stars such as Samuel L. Jackson as King and Angela Bassett across the marquee about Martin Luther King Jr. is certainly worth checking out!

Tickets Information

The Mountaintop tickets are selling at the box office for between$76.50 and $131.50. Premium seating and sold out performances are running between $81.00 and $400.00. You can view our great selection of The Mountaintop Tickets online by clicking the link.

Show Times

Wed & Sat 2pm
Sun 3pm

Tue 7pm
Wed through Sat 8pm


Take the A, C, E trains to 42nd Street. Exit 44th Street and head east to the theatre.


Samuel L Jackson - Martin Luther King
Angela Bassett - Camae


Written - Katori Hall
Directed - Kenny Leon

Home Tickets Shows Concerts Sports Other Events History Schedules Articles News Links Blog

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

" has always provided me with first-rate service and the best prices I have found online"... Beth Boyle

Newsletter Sign-up




Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Reedstickets Broadway NewsLetter.
Hot Events!