Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Review: ‘Camelot’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Geoffrey Melada

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I’ve been to the mountaintop” speech. As threats to his life mounted, King seemed resigned to his fate. “I̵…

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Roy Alexander Weise: ‘I was looking for the loo but found a career in the theatre’ by Tim Bano

The award-winning director of The Mountaintop has helmed Nine Night at the National. He tells Tim Bano how a chance trip to

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Monday, April 16, 2018

L.A. Theatre Works: The Mountaintop

Sat, April 14 @ George Mason University's Center for the Arts, presented by George Mason University's Center for the Arts -- The Mountaintop, Katori Hall imagines what may have transpired be…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Review: ‘The Mountaintop’ by L.A. Theatre Works at George Mason University by William Powell

On April 3, 1968, a rainy night in Memphis, Tennessee, in a dingy hotel, there was a man working on a speech. This man had missed birthdays and anniversaries in pursuit of his dream. He was …

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A View From ‘The Mountaintop’: Actors Gilbert Glenn Brown and Karen Malina White on Martin Luther King’s Life, Death, and Legacy (Interview) by Chuck Leonard

50 years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot on the balcony outside of his room at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis. His death at age 39 still reverberates throughout the country, which still…

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Writer of Tina Turner musical on #MeToo, diversity and inclusion by Mark Brown

Katori Hall promises the true story of the singer, who she describes as a shining exampleWhile the arts has acknowledged its problem with diversity and talks about making things better, ther…

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Friday, January 12, 2018

38-City Tour of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop Begins January 12 by Andrew Gans

Gilbert Glenn Brown and Karen Malina White co-star.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Shelley Fort by Zack Calhoon

Shelley Fort is an actor/writer. She is currently writing a feature film with her sister, Claire, based on the marriage of their bi-racial parents, their pursuit of the American dream, and t…

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

This Week in LA Stage by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., L.A. Theatre Works will present a touring production of the 2010 Olivier Award …

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Cast Set for 38-City Tour of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop by Andrew Gans

Gilbert Glenn Brown and Karen Malina White will co-star.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Angel Moore by Zack Calhoon

Angel Moore is from Cincinnati, Ohio. Off-Broadway: The Emperor Jones (The Irish Repertory), Regional: The Mountaintop (The Kitchen Theatre and Cleveland Playhouse), And I And Silence&n…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Katori Hall Is Named Artistic Director of the Hattiloo Theater in Memphis by Sopan Deb

Ms. Hall, a Memphis native and award-winning playwright best known for “The Mountaintop,” has been hired by an African-American repertory theater.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Jo Ann Pickens & Bradley J. Mutter at Dorothy's Gallery, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

In this special tribute in gospel and songs to Martin Luther King and the era of civil rights, Jo Ann Pickens on vocals and Bradley J. Mutter on piano will perform on May 19, 2017 at Do…

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Friday, March 17, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Voices From the Mountaintop: Listen to the LATW Production by Malia West

Featured Image: LA Theatre Works As I write, my calendar reads January 19th, 2017. A seemingly irreverent date to those outside these United States and, unfortunately, to some within. On Jan…

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Friday, January 20, 2017

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #16: Best Direction and Musical Direction in Musicals and Best Direction of Plays in Theatres in Philadelphia, New by Dcmetrotheaterarts Staff

The DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s Best of 2016 Direction in Productions in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and DE are: BEST DIRECTION Carl Andress for Charles Busch’s The Divine Sister at Buc…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

On The Mountaintop: Martin Luther King’s Legacy of Love by Malia West

Featured Image: Martin Luther King Kr. attends Broadway Answers Selma w/ Sammy Davis Jr. via Getty Images The man we celebrate today came from holy beginnings. Martin Luther King Jr.’s leg…

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Young designers to watch in 2017 by Matt Trueman

Nina Dunn, 37 Video Towards the end of The Mountaintop, history began to unspool. Nina Dunn’s handsome, greyscale projections for the Young

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Preview: Aurora Theatre’s “The Mountaintop,” imagines Dr. King’s final hours in Memphis by Kelundra Smith

“Make a career of humanity, commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country and finer world to live in.…

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Jamil A.C. Mangan by Zack Calhoon

Jamil A.C. Mangan credits include Off-Broadway: Mother Courage and her children (Classic Stage Co.); To Protect The Poets (Teatro Tea); Regional: Water By The Spoonf…

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Tony Nominee Adrienne Warren Tapped for Workshop of Tina Turner Bio-Musical, TINA by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Simply the best! Adrienne Warren, who received a Tony nod this year for Shuffle Along, has been tapped to lead a workshop of a Tina Turner bio-musical, TINA. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd (Mamm…

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Mountaintop review – Luther King Olivier winner returns with driving energy by Lyn Gardner

Young Vic, LondonKatori Hall’s play about Martin Luther King and a hotel maid’s long night flirting over civil rights issues gains fresh resonance in the context of Black Lives MatterIt…

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Review: The Mountaintop, Young Vic by Rob Ellis

By my count, upon publication of this review you will have about two weeks left to see The Mountaintop. So stop reading, log onto The Young Vic’s website and get booking. When it debuted i…

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Friday, October 14, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Features: Let's Talk About Sets: Rajha Shakiry on The Mountaintop

The designer of the JMK Award winning play explains how Pharaoh's tombs and shrines inspired her work on Katori Hall's play

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Review: Review: The Mountaintop (Young Vic)

Roy Alexander Weise directs this revival about the night before Martin Luther King was shot

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Review: ‘The Mountaintop’ at People’s Light & Theatre Company by Tim Dunleavy

The Mountaintop is a fantasia rooted in one of the most tragic events of the twentieth century. Set on the final night in the life of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Katori Hall’s play takes …

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

theartsdesk Q&A: Playwright Katori Hall by Jasper Rees

Is Katori Hall (b. 1981) the embodiment of Martin Luther King’s dream? She was born in Memphis, the city where King died. The Mountaintop, her play about his last night alive, had its worl…

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Theatre News: Casting announced for The Mountaintop at the Young Vic

The production is this year's JMK Award-winner

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Spotlight On...Justin Phillips by Michael Block

Name: Justin PhillipsHometown: Pittsburgh, PAEducation: William Esper Studio, St. John's UniversitySelect Credits: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Macbeth, The Christians, D…

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Theatre News: Winner of 2016 JMK Young Director Award announced

Roy Alexander Weise scooped the £25,000 award for a production of The Mountaintop

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