The Mountaintop

Theatre: Bernard Jacobs
Status: Closed
(September 22, 2011 - January 22, 2012 )
  • Preview: September 22, 2011
  • Open: October 13, 2011
  • Close: January 22, 2012
Play - American Premiere
Running Time: 1hr 35mins
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to his motel room, exhausted, after giving one of his most famous speeches. His room service order is delivered by a beautiful maid, who is more mysterious than she first seems. The play reimagines the events of the night before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination in Memphis in 1968, following the delivery of his iconic "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.
For The Record: “The Mountaintop” won the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Play. It received its World Premiere at Theatre 503 in London in June 2009, and subsequently transferred to the West End’s Trafalgar Studio 1. The production featured David Harewood (Martin Luther King, Jr) Lorraine Burroughs (Camae), under the direction of James Dacre.
Total Gross: $10,864,181
Average Weekly Gross: $603,566
Total Attendance: 123,293
Average Weekly Attendance: 82%


Martin Luther King, Jr 09/22/2011 - 01/22/2012
Camae 09/22/2011 - 01/22/2012