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Moments With Dr. King Aims for Broadway Run

The new play, Moments with Dr. King, is preparing for preliminary stagings prior to a Broadway production. The work is being produced and advised by King confidants Ambassador Andrew Young and Congressman John Lewis.

The play provides factually-based slices of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from December 1955 until April 1968. It depicts widely-known historic events as well as more private behind-the-scenes moments, including close-up examinations of Dr. King's interactions and relationships with Coretta Scott King, other family members, associates, officials and adversaries. The production has secured permission from the King estate to make use of portions of speeches, writings, recordings and other property of the King family.

Eric Falkenstein leads the writing effort and, together with the creative team, is selecting audio, video and photographic material that will be part of the multi-media elements of the staging. The play will be performed in two stand-alone parts that can be seen in the course of a matinee and an evening performance, or on two separate evenings.

Additional producers include Samuel Nappi, Ruth Hendel and Steven Hendel. A timeline for when the production is expected to reach Broadway has not been announced.