Performances will begin Sept. 22 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) with an official opening Oct. 13.
Although it had been rumored that Halle Berry would also star in the production, she will be unable to due to "child custody issues," according to a press statement. The role of Camae, a mysterious maid at the Lorraine Motel, will be announced shortly.
Producers are Jean Doumanian Productions, Sonia Friedman Productions, Ambassador Theatre Group, Jerry Frankel, Ted Snowdon, Bob Bartner, and Tom Wirtshafter.
In a joint statement, Doumanian and Friedman said, “The Mountaintop is a brilliantly conceived gem of a play. An ambitious work of fiction that is powerful, heartbreaking, humorous and exhilarating. We are thrilled to be bringing Katori Hall’s remarkable, Olivier-winning work to New York, and to present a singular new American voice to Broadway audiences. And we are honored to be presenting the Broadway debut of the great Samuel L. Jackson.”
The Mountaintop received its world premiere to critical acclaim in a three-week run at Theatre 503 in June 2009, and subsequently transferred to the West End’s Trafalgar Studio 1. The production received two Evening Standard Awards nominations, including Most Promising Playwright, and was awarded the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Play. This year, Hall also received the Susan Smith Blackburn prize.
Tickets for The Mountaintop will go on sale at a later date.