Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett & Jennifer Hudson Circle ‘Black Nativity’
Ever-busy, fan-fave, Samuel L. Jackson made his Broadway debut last year when he portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in The Mountaintop, opposite fellow Oscar-nominee Angela Bassett (last seen in This Means War). The pair has entered talks to reunite for Black Nativity, Kasi Lemmons’ adaptation of the celebrated stage musical written by iconic African-American poet/playwright/novelist/activist Langston Hughes.
Black Nativity would mark the third collaboration between Jackson and Lemmons, following the well-received Eve’s Bayou and the (not-so) well-received Caveman’s Valentine. New reports also reveal that Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) is likewise circling the project.
Hughes’ original Black Nativity musical premiered on Broadway in December 1961; performances have since become an annual tradition across the U.S. Here’s how Variety describes the show:
Story follows a young black teen from Baltimore who is sent by his ...
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