Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Millennial Crossing Generational Borders by HowlRound

By Maya Malan-Gonzalez. As part of the Café Onda soft launch this summer, we asked five authors from different places in the generational map, at different stages of their career, to open t…

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To The Mountaintop: Peter C. Brosius by Peter C Brosius

(Photo by Michal Daniel. Pictured: Peter C. Brosius delivering his“To The Mountaintop” remarks at the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego.) We are all storyte…

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Monday, July 7, 2014

To The Mountaintop: Naomi Iizuka by Naomi Iizuka

(Photo by Michal Daniel. Pictured: Naomi Iizuka delivering her “To The Mountaintop” remarks at the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego.) I’m not somebody wh…

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Monday, June 30, 2014

To The Mountaintop: Sarah Bellamy by Sarah Bellamy

(Photo by Michal Daniel. Pictured: Sarah Bellamy delivering her “To The Mountaintop” remarks at the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego.) Opening: To the moun…

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

To The Mountaintop: Kristoffer Diaz by Kristoffer Diaz

(Photo by Michal Daniel. Pictured: Kristoffer Diaz delivering his “To The Mountaintop” remarks at the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego.) A couple of y…

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

News: (Calgary) Calgary Theatre Critics' Awards (Critter) Nominations announced (Press release) by The Charlebois Post

2014 Critter Nominations AnnouncedCalgary Theatre Critics’ Awards honour 103 nominees in 18 categories Calgary Theatre Critics, Stephen Hunt of the Calgary Herald, Louis B. Hobson of …

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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