Wednesday, March 22, 2023

2022 - 2023 Show Logos: Camelot and Sweeney Todd by JK

Hello, again, logo lovers! Today, we are taking a closer look at the key art for two of this season's biggest - literally and figuratively - musical revivals, Camelot and Sweeney Todd. One, …

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

The Promised Land: A Review of “The Mountaintop”at Invictus Theatre by Ted C. Fishman

The play is set in Room 306 of Memphis’ Lorraine Motel, the setting of Martin Luther King’s assassination in 1968.

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Thursday, February 23, 2023

Brief encounter by Boutayna Chokrane

Some believe that those who suspect death is near can often feel it approaching, and in Invictus Theatre’s rendition of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. senses h…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Angela Bassett, Martin McDonagh, Austin Butler & More Win Golden Globe Awards by Caitlin Moynihan

Many stage stars were honored for their work on screen when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association revealed the winners of the 2023 Golden Globe Awards on January 10. The televised event w…

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Friday, October 14, 2022

A Pioneering Black Ballerina’s Life Story Comes to the Stage by Kayla Stewart

Lauren Anderson, whose story is told in “Plumshuga” in Houston, talks about the show, her personal battles and storied career: “I got to the mountaintop.”

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Piano Lesson Stars Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington & More on the Importance of August Wilson by

August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Piano Lesson has returned to Broadway and officially opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on October 13. On The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal, …

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Monday, August 1, 2022

July 2023

A single night’s reckoning with racism, righteousness, and the rocky path toward justice, The Mountaintop imagines what Dr. King’s last night on Earth could have been.

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Friday, January 7, 2022

News: Ford’s Theatre Cancels Full Performance Run of ‘The Mountaintop’ Due to COVID Surge by News Desk (organization-Submitted Press Release)

Washington, D.C. – Due to the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases in the D.C. region, all performances of The Mountaintop are canceled, January 21 through February 13, 2022. Directed by Nicole…

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

COVID surge prompts Ford’s to cancel ‘The Mountaintop’ by News Desk

Full run of Dr. King drama called off. Next show, 'Grace,' still on.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:39PM
Sunday, October 31, 2021

He played Martin Luther King. Next up: a fiery white rightwinger by Vanessa Thorpe

David Harewood cast as William Buckley in James Graham’s new play of fiery 1968 debates with Gore Vidal It was a battle royale fought between American political titans, and it played out o…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:18AM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

‘Emotional, thought-provoking & honest’: THE MOUNTAINTOP – Manchester ★★★ by Kristy Stott

Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, revived at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre by Roy Alexander Weise, is what happens when we examine our heroes at their most vulnerable.

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Monday, October 4, 2021

The Mountaintop review – Martin Luther King meets his match in a motel room by Arifa Akbar

Royal Exchange, ManchesterNtombizodwa Ndlovu is spellbinding in Katori Hall’s intriguing drama about an imaginary meeting between King and a maid The Mountaintop is a bold shape-shifter of…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:12AM
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Star-Studded I'm Still Here Virtual Benefit, Honoring George C. Wolfe and Late Harold Prince, Premieres June 23 by Andrew Gans

Celebrating the New York Public Library's Billy Rose Theatre Division, viewers can expect archival clips of In the Heights, The Mountaintop, Sunset Boulevard, and more.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: May 4 - 10 by JK

 This Week in Broadway History: May 4 - 10 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  May 4, 2008: Boeing Boeing landed at the Longacre Theatre for 279 performances with an all-star cast including Mark R…

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Broadway Producers Unite to Launch Fellowship Program for Black Leadership in the Industry by

A group of Broadway producers have come together to launch The Theatre Leadership Project, a new nonprofit aimed at providing resources to programs that seek to diversify commercial theater …

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Broadway needs big structural change. The producers behind The Theatre Leadership Project are hoping to deliver it. A series of paid fellowships will by Soraya Nadia McDonald, Soraya Nadia McDonald

A new group is aiming to make a sea change on Broadway by vaulting Black people into some of its most powerful positions.  Broadway producers Barbara Broccoli (Once, The Band’s Visit), Li…

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Broadway needs big structural change. The producers behind The Theatre Leadership Project are hoping to deliver it. A series of paid fellowships will by Soraya Nadia McDonald, Soraya Nadia McDonald

A new group is aiming to make a sea change on Broadway by vaulting Black people into some of its most powerful positions.  Broadway producers Barbara Broccoli (Once, The Band’s Visit), Li…

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The relevance of ‘The Mountaintop,’ beautifully played at the Arts Barn by Sophia Howes

Eddie S. Glaude Jr., author of Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own (2020) and a Princeton professor, writes in The New Yorker about an encounter at a fu…

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘The Mountaintop’ presented by Rockville Little Theatre with Arts on the Green by Susan Brall

“The Mountaintop” is written by Katori Hall and produced by Eric Henry and Jerry Callistein. The online production is presented by Rockville Little Theatre, in partnership with the City …

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Friday, February 12, 2021

‘A Quick 5’ with Miriam Bowden, Carrie Edick, Zenia McPherson, and Robert Smith of ‘The Mountaintop’ by Guest Author

To kick off 2021, Rockville Little Theatre, in cooperation with Arts on the Green, will present a live-streamed, virtual performance of “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall from the City of …

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Three views from ‘The Mountaintop,’ streaming live from the Arts Barn by Guest Author

By Laura W. Andruski, theater program coordinator, The Arts Barn Rockville Little Theatre in cooperation with Arts on the Green will a livestream The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s gripping re…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:04PM
Monday, January 18, 2021


(Walter Rutledge’s article appeared on Playbill Online, 1/18; Photo of Arthur Mitchell by Sharon Perry.)  THE GREAT AMERICAN ARTS INSTITUTION WAS BUILT ON A MODEL OF INCLUSIVENESS. On Apr…

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Look Back at The Mountaintop on Broadway by Dan Meyer

The play by Katori Hall follows Martin Luther King, Jr. over a single night in the Memphis motel.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Odds & Ends: Jessica Vosk Announces A Very Coco Christmas EP & More by Caitlin Moynihan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Jessica Vosk to Release A Very Coco Christmas EP Former Wicked star Jessica Vosk wants to help you get into the holiday s…

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Tonight on the Livestream: Olivier Award-Winning Playwright and Bookwriter, Katori Hall

You have to be a heck of a talent to go to Columbia, or Harvard, or Juilliard. But to go to all three? That’s what Katori Hall did.  And her first play after graduation from Juilliard, Th…

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Tina Bookwriter Katori Hall on Why Tyler Perry Was Hugely Influential, When She Thought of Herself As a Real Playwright, and More by Playbill Staff

The Mountaintop Olivier Award winner and Starz' P-Valley creator shares her career journey in Measured in Love.

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Monday, July 20, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020

Katori Hall Takes On Strip Clubs, Power, Sex, and The South in Her Explosive New Series P-Valley by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tina book writer and The Mountaintop playwright adapts her play Pussy Valley into an sizzling and raw show for Starz.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Review Roundup: What Do Critics Think of P-VALLEY on STARZ, Based on Katori Hall's Play?

STARZ is set to premiere P-Valley, the new series based on creator Katori Hall's (The Mountaintop, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) play Pussy Valley.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:03AM
Friday, June 19, 2020
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Gbolahan Obisesan: give BAME talent trust and theatre will thrive by Interview By Chris Wiegand

As he returns to his role in Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, the actor, writer and director talks about Black Lives Matter, Martin Luther King and the state of UK theatre This is the third …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:32AM

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