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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Thursday, April 21, 2016

King for One More Day by Sam Hurwitt

CCCT's The Mountaintop imagines Martin Luther King Jr.'s last night on earth.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Photo Flash: Stage and Screen Star Angela Bassett Visits ALADDIN on Broadway by BroadwayWorld

AMERICAN HORROR STORY's Angela Bassett, who has appeared on Broadway herself in THE MOUNTAINTOP and JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, attended last night's performance of Aladdin and stopped backs…

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"The Mountaintop" theater review: You'll know Martin Luther King Jr. better by Joanne Ostrow Denver Post Theater Critic

Perhaps you've seen the evocative posters for "The Mountaintop," playing at the Arvada Center's Black Box Theatre.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Theater News: The Mountaintop Makes LA Premiere at the Matrix Theatre Company

The award-winning play begins performances tonight.

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Friday, January 1, 2016

Editors' Picks: January 2016

Happy New Year from Theatre Bay Area! If the frosty weather’s got you down, why not snuggle up with a loved one—or a few loved ones—and see some inspiring theatre? From family to the l…

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Special Reports: Broadway Shockers 2015: That Time a White Actor Played Martin Luther King, Jr.

A university drama program has been to The Mountaintop and plenty of people mind.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

What Does “Hamilton” Tell Us About Race In Casting? by Howard Sherman

In the wake of the recent casting controversies over Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop and Lloyd Suh’s Jesus in India, there have been a number of online commenters who have cited Lin-Manuel…

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

UPDATE: Black Actor Justin Fraley Says He Was Replaced By White Actor as MLK For Full Run Of Kent State's THE MOUNTAINTOP by Michael Dale

While the director says performances were divided, the actor says he was replaced for the full run.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Kent State Coda: No Black MLK Ever Reached Their “Mountaintop” by Howard Sherman

  In the many press accounts of director Michael Oatman casting a white man to play Dr. Martin Luther King in Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, stories have all acknowledged Oatman’s …

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Mountaintop Playwright Criticizes Casting of White Actor as Martin Luther King Jr. in Play by Nolan Feeney

"The casting of a white King is committing yet another erasure of the black body," Katori Hall writes of a university production

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Playwright Katori Hall Expresses Rage Over “Revisionist Casting” of Mountaintop With White Dr. Marti by Robert Viagas

Playwright Katori Hall broke her silence over last month's Kent State University production of her play, The Mountaintop, that double-cast the lead role of Dr. Martin Luther King wit…

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Playwright Katori Hall Reacts To White Actor Cast As Martin Luther King, Jr. in THE MOUNTAINTOP by Michael Dale

She calls the casting, 'a self-serving and disrespectful directing exercise for a paying audience.'

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Friday, November 6, 2015

A White Man Went To ‘The Mountaintop’ At Kent State by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Yes. We are now living in a time where colorblind casting can go both ways– or not. Last month Kent State (located in Ohio, of the top theatre and dance schools of the state) Departm…

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Mel Brooks, George Takei Among Voice Cast for Animated Remake of Brooks' BLAZING SADDLES by TV News Desk

Some of Broadway's brightest talent will lend their voices to the upcoming, kid-friendly animated comedy BLAZING SAMURAI, based on Mel Brooks' classic comedy BLAZING SADDLES. Entertainment W…

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Kent State's African Community Theatre Casts White Actor As Dr. Martin Luther King In THE MOUNTAINTOP by Michael Dale

Licensing agency changes contract after controversial production.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

When A White Actor Goes To “The Mountaintop” by Howard Sherman

People are dumbfounded. People are incredulous. People are angry. In the past few hours, a month-old story began circulating on social media about a production of Katori Hall’s wide…

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Katori Hall To Make Directorial Debut with “Arkabutla” by Tanya Isley

Award-winning playwright Katori Hall’s meteoric rise continues to soar to new heights as she moves from the playwright’s desk to the director’s chair for her first film, “Arkabutla.…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Samuel L. Jackson & Eugene Lee Team Up for Film Adaptation of East Texas Hot Links by Ryan McPhee

Eugene Lee’s play East Texas Hot Links is heading to the big screen with Samuel L. Jackson as co-executive producer. According to Deadline, Lee will adapt his play for the movie adapta…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop Begins Previews

Katori Hall’s new play about the night before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination took the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2010 after playing a successful run at Trafalg…

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Broadway Grosses for week ending 9-25-2011 Numbers rise as Follies takes hold

The Broadway Grosses for the week ending 9-25-2011 are in and the Fall season is rising.  Strong showings from newcomers The Mountaintop and Relatively Speaking plus a big jump of $250K+ fr…

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Theater Review: Regarding The Mountaintop

King as orator and visionary; King as ordinary man with a cold.

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Olivier Award-Winning The Mountaintop Opens on Broadway to Mixed Reviews

Katori Hall’s new play about the night before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination took the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2010 after playing a successful run at Trafalgar Studi…

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Broadway Grosses for Week Ending 10-16-2011 Above $20 Million Again

The Broadway Grosses for the week ending 10-16-2011 are up over $2 million from the previous week and hit the $20 million mark for the first time since w/e 8-21-2011.  Godspell, Chinglish, …

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad, Katori Hall, Kamilah Forbes and More Celebrate THE BLOOD QUILT Premiere at Arena Stage by BroadwayWorld

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater welcomed Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashadwith Event Chair and Arena Stage Board member Shawna Watley Senior Policy Advisor with Holland a…

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Phylicia Rashad Chairs Arena Stage's THE BLOOD QUILT Premiere Celebration Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad will join Event Chair and Arena Stage Board member Shawna Watley Senior Policy Advisor with Ho…

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Arvada Center Announces 2015–16 Season by American Theatre Editors

Katori Hall's 'The Mountaintop', as well as a George Brant world premiere and two regional premieres, are on the theatre's six-show slate.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Phylicia Rashad to Chair Arena Stage's THE BLOOD QUILT Premiere Celebration This May by BroadwayWorld

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad will join Event Chair and Arena Stage Board member Shawna Watley Senior Policy Advisor with Ho…

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Oklahoma City Rep Doesn’t Go to ‘The Mountaintop’ Alone by American Theatre Editors

The state's largest Equity house fosters collaboration, not competition, by partnering with nearby companies, including the Pollard Theatre and the Poteet Theatre.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

‘A Quick 5′ with Bowman Wright by Elliot Lanes

Bowman Wright is currently playing King in King Hedley II at Arena Stage, where he was last seen as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in The Mountaintop. Select theatre credits include Our Lad…

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