Tavis Smiley, broadcaster and best-selling author, will bring DEATH OF A KING: A LIVE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE to RBTL's Auditorium Theatre. 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 Yearcommemorates the upcoming 50th anniversary of his death. 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 Coltranedebuts 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.