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Death of a King: A Live Theatrical Experience
Tavis Smiley, broadcaster and best-selling author, will bring DEATH OF A KING: A LIVE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE to Cox Business Center on Thursday, February 8. This multi-media stage presentation of Smiley’s best-selling book, Death of A King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year commemorates the upcoming 50th anniversary of his death.
A limited quantity of VIP tickets are available and include an exclusive opportunity to meet Tavis Smiley at a post-show photo experience. VIP ticket holders will receive an autographed copy of the official Death of a King tour book, along with a CD featuring Marcus Roberts’ original music composed for the production.
Smiley narrates this joyful tribute that tells the little-known story of Dr. King’s final year. Against all the odds and with his popularity in deep decline, King summoned the courage, conviction, commitment and character, to bring a message of peace, equality and justice to a bitterly divided nation. Joining Smiley will be renowned jazz pianist pianist, Marcus Roberts, the genius of modern piano, who will be performing stirring, original compositions. Roberts’ new album, Trio Crescent: Celebrating Coltrane debuts later this month. Tony Award-winning Broadway and film director Kenny Leon (A Raisin In The Sun, The Mountaintop, August Wilson’s Fences) serves as Creative Consultant.
This stage presentation, sponsored by Walmart, brings together elements of visual imagery and live music with eloquent prose, declaring the truth of the impact that one man’s integrity and strong faith in humanity had on the American people, and people across the globe– a truth as timely today as it was 50 years ago.
The book Death of A King is a New York Times best-seller and is being developed as a television event series with Emmy Award-winner J.J. Abrams and Smiley executive producing, in partnership with Warner Bros. Television. Smiley’s PBS late-night talk show, Tavis Smiley, is currently in its 14th successful season.
For additional information about this unique event, please visit www.DeathOfAKingTour.com.