DEATH OF A KING: A LIVE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE
BROADCASTER AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR TAVIS SMILEY BRINGS MULTI-MEDIA PRODUCTION DEATH OF A KING: A LIVE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE HONORING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR’S DEATH TO OAKLAND
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018 at 3PM
TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 AT 10 AM
Smiley and Renowned Jazz Musician Marcus Roberts Bring the Untold Story of Dr. King’s Final Year to the Stage
Tavis Smiley, broadcaster and best-selling author, will bring DEATH OF A KING: A LIVE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE to Paramount Theater in Oakland on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3 PM. 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.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10am and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
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.