Monday, March 31, 2014

Theater review: From ‘The Mountaintop’ to the promised land

A visitor pokes and prods the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to re-examine the contradictions in his life.

Linked From StarTribune at 10:53AM
Friday, March 28, 2014

James T. Alfred and Erika LaVonn Star in Penumbra's THE MOUNTAINTOP at the Guthrie, Beg. Tonight by BroadwayWorld

On the heels of successful presentations of A Raisin in the Sun, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and The Amen Corner, the Guthrie Theater welcomes the return of the acclaimed Penumbra Theatre Compa…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 01:51AM
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Katori Hall's 'The Mountaintop' opens at the Guthrie

“The Mountaintop” shows a warts-and-all Martin Luther King just before his death.

Linked From StarTribune at 05:01PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Trip To GableStage’s The Mountaintop Is Worth The Climb by Bill Hirschman

Certainly, The Mountaintop is about Martin Luther King’s place in the civil rights struggle, but the superb production at GableStage examines a more universal issue of how ever-present mor…

Linked From Florida Theater On Stage at 11:18AM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The New Tony Nominations Rule: What If...? by JK

You've probably read about the new rule adopted by the Tony Awards Administration Committee regarding the number of nominees in the four major categories.  Simply, it states that if nin…

Linked From JK's TheatreScene at 09:09AM
Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014 by Susan Grace

  THIS WEEKEND’S HIGHLIGHTS: Friday, February 28 * Noël Coward’s A Song at Twilight, directed by Mark Lamos, featuring Mia Dillon, Brian Murray, Gordana Rashovich and Nich…

Linked From Grace Notes at 09:55AM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

James T. Alfred and Erika LaVonn to Star in Penumbra's THE MOUNTAINTOP at the Guthrie; Cast Announced! by BroadwayWorld

On the heels of successful presentations of A Raisin in the Sun, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and The Amen Corner, the Guthrie Theater welcomes the return of the acclaimed Penumbra Theatre Compa…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:03PM
Friday, January 31, 2014

News: Shaw Festival reports surplus for 2013 season (Press release) by The Charlebois Post

Shaw Festival reports surplus for 2013 season at Annual General Meeting- Last season’s fiscal and artistic accomplishments celebrated -Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 31, 2014) — S…

Linked From The Charlebois Post at 06:21PM
Monday, December 9, 2013

What's the secret to running a successful regional theatre? by Mark Lawson

The first-season choices of James Dacre, artistic director of Northampton's Royal & Derngate theatres, embody the possibilities and challenges of drawing local theatregoersRunning one of Bri…

Linked From The Guardian at 10:08AM
Thursday, November 7, 2013

Does the National Theatre have a problem with women?

If it's truly to be the UK's national theatre, the NT must get a lot better at commissioning and involving women writersThe National theatre's recent 50th-birthday celebrations, which culmin…

Linked From The Guardian at 10:40AM
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Mountaintop: Melbourne Theatre Company – review by Van Badham

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre MelbourneZahra Newman and Bert La Bonte excel in Katori Hall's play, set during the last hours of Martin Luther King's lifeIt's April 3, 1968. The reverend Martin…

Linked From The Guardian at 09:18PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

‘The Mountaintop’ challenges King legend

HEDY WEISS: Court Theatre’s “The Mountaintop” imagines an encounter between a motel maid and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Memphis hotel on the night before King was shot. The cruc…

Linked From Chicago Sun-Times at 05:56PM
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Review: The Mountaintop/Court Theatre by Brianhey

RECOMMENDED Has any American been so universally idolized in the last century as Martin Luther King, Jr? On April 3, 1968, five years after “I Have A Dream” and almost a dozen ye…

Linked From Newcity Stage at 09:59AM
Monday, September 16, 2013

Review: The Mountaintop (Court Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

More molehill than mountaintop, this wholly preposterous and trivializing depiction of King’s last night on earth is earnestly but hopelessly staged at Court Theatre by the excellent Ron O…

Linked From Chicago Theater Beat at 02:42PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013

Vision of what speech foretold by Chris Jones

Katori Hall's 'Mountaintop' fills in the space between Martin Luther King Jr.'s last speech, death On April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Ten…

Linked From Chicago Tribune at 10:08PM
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Kenny Leon 'Thankful' to Bring Tupac Musical, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, to Broadway by BroadwayWorld

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, a new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, titled HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, is on its way to Broadway. Directed by Kenny Leon A Raisin in the Sun …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 04:41PM
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

David Harewood on black theatre: who says we can't do Chekhov? by David Harewood

Producers used to say: 'Black plays won't work in the West End.' Not any more, says actor David Harewood, as the National theatre celebrates 50 years of breakthroughsI once heard something t…

Linked From The Guardian at 01:45PM
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’, a New Musical Inspired By Work of Tupac Shakur Workshops For Broadway by Broadway's Best Shows

A developmental workshop for a new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, titled Holler if Ya Hear Me, is currently underway in New York City. Directed by Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the …

Linked From Broadway’s Best Shows at 01:45PM
Monday, June 24, 2013

Tupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Aiming or Broadway in 2013-14; NYC Workshop Underway by BroadwayWorld

A developmental workshop for a new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, titled HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, is currently underway in New York City. Directed byKenny Leon A Raisin in the S…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 02:09PM
Sunday, June 9, 2013

Black actors make it to the main stage – but there is still some way to go by Vanessa Thorpe

Black directors and actors have made it to the mainstream but Lenny Henry says progress should be even fasterThe barriers may not be crashing down, but this summer the West End's slow progre…

Linked From The Guardian at 05:45AM
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Broadway's Spider-Man theatre bought by British group by Matt Trueman

Ambassador Theatre Group has bought its first venue outside the UK – Broadway's biggestBroadway's biggest theatre – currently home to Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark – has fallen into Br…

Linked From The Guardian at 07:49AM
Monday, May 20, 2013

Britain’s Ambassador Theatre Group Acquires Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre, Home of Spider-Man by Lindsay Champion

The Ambassador Theatre Group, a British theater owner and producer that owns nearly 40 theaters in the U.K, has acquired Broadway’s Foxwoods Theatre from entertainment company Live Nat…

Linked From Broadway.com at 06:35PM
Monday, May 13, 2013

Patti LuPone and Angela Bassett Will Tap into Their Inner Witches for American Horror Story: Coven by Josh Ferri

Two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone and Oscar nominee Angela Bassett will make magic in American Horror Story: Coven, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The third season of Ryan Murphy&rsquo…

Linked From Broadway.com at 11:18AM
Friday, May 3, 2013

Tony Nominee Da'Vine Joy Randolph Set for Lindsey Ferrentino's MOONLIGHT ON THE BAYOU Reading Today by BroadwayWorld

Lindsey Ferrentino's new play Moonlight on the Bayou will have a staged reading today, May 3rd, 430pm at The Marilyn Monroe Theatre in New York 115 E. 15th St. The reading is directed by Pat…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 01:22AM
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tony Nominee Da'Vine Joy Randolph Set for Lindsey Ferrentino's MOONLIGHT ON THE BAYOU Reading, 5/3 by BroadwayWorld

Lindsey Ferrentino's new play Moonlight on the Bayou will have a staged reading this Friday, May 3rd, 430pm at The Marilyn Monroe Theatre in New York 115 E. 15th St. The reading is directed …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:55PM
Sunday, April 28, 2013

Theater Review | Connecticut: A Review of ‘The Mountaintop,’ at TheaterWorks Hartford by Anita Gates

“The Mountaintop,” at TheaterWorks Hartford through May 5, takes place in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on April 3, 1968, the night before the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assass…

Linked From The New York Times Subscription at 11:49AM
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Was Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. An Ordinary Guy?

The Mountaintop is an award-winning play about the night Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died. But some critics don't love playwright Katori Hall's portrayal of the civil rights icon as a regul…

Linked From National Public Radio at 03:07PM

Writer/director Luis Caballero on his Roberto Clemente musical about to open at GALA by Rosalind Lacy

- Luis Caballero arrives, wearing a wool scarf coiled around his neck. The morning, April 3rd, was unseasonably cold. He is wired with energy for our interview in the chilly, white-walled ba…

Linked From DC Theatre Scene at 11:21AM
Monday, April 8, 2013

Theater review: In King’s world, via ‘The Mountaintop’ by Peter Marks

He smokes. He cusses. He drinks. He comes on to a woman who isn’t his wife. But he also speaks in the inspirational voice of a Gandhi-esque leader who forced America to search its conscien…

Linked From Washington Post at 07:42PM

The Mountaintop at Arena Stage by Steven McKnight

Arena Stage’s co-production of The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s play about the last night of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life raises the question of whether to judge a production on ho…

Linked From DC Theatre Scene at 12:15PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013

‘The Mountaintop’ at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater by Mark Dewey by Mark Dewey

From The Mountaintop into the Promised Land I thought it was really raining behind the motel room on the Kreeger Theater stage. They must have extended the sprinkler system and built a troug…

Linked From DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:25PM

ARTICLES ON BROADWAYSTARS

Authors

All that Chat

2013-2014 BROADWAY SEASON
Apr 24: Cabaret - Studio 54