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.

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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 …

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Friday, June 5, 2020

The Mountaintop virtual reading – funds to support incarcerated protesters by Megan

Virtual reading of Katori Hall's acclaimed play, The Mountaintop, streamed from 10 June with donations supporting the legal costs incurred by protesters. The post The Mountaintop virtual rea…

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Martin Luther King drama The Mountaintop performed to 'bring communities together' by Chris Wiegand

Roy Alexander Weise reunites actors from his 2016 production of Katori Hall’s play to raise funds for the legal costs of protesters Katori Hall’s acclaimed play The Mountaintop, set on …

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Hot Wing King: Katori Hall Serves Up Love and Laughs by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The author of ‘Hurt Village’ and ‘The Mountaintop’ spreads her wings with a serious relationship- and family-focused drama The post The Hot Wing King: Katori Hall Serves…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Review: Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop at NextStop Theatre by Missy Frederick

When a play about Martin Luther King, Jr. is set at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis on the evening of April 3, 1968, it’s easy to assume that you know where the play is going. But The Mount…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

MLK’s final evening is imagined in NextStop Theatre’s ‘The Mountaintop’ by David Siegel

The Mountaintop by Katori Hall is a remarkably affecting play full of humanity, faith, unexpected humor, and the Almighty. Strikingly directed by two time Helen Hayes award recipient Kevin S…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

A hectic, music-packed Tina - The Tina Turner Musical brings electricity to Broadway, not subtlety by Leah Greenblatt

“Can’t we slow down the groove just a little bit,” a young, gasping Tina Turner (Adrienne Warren) begs her hard-driving soon-to-be-husband early on in Tina – The Tina Tuner Musical. …

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Creative Team Announced For Broadway-Bound SOUL TRAIN; Broadway Premiere Planned For 2021

Tony Award-nominated Producer Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages) and Jeffrey Tick (former owner of Broadway's Helen Hayes Theater), alongside new general producing partner Richard Gay (5Pack Ente…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tom Hiddleston on coming to Broadway with an act of Betrayal by Jessica Derschowitz

Marvel’s resident god of chaos is about to sow discord on a very different stage. Before he steps back into the role of Loki for the character’s eponymous Disney+ series, Tom Hiddleston …

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Mountaintop depicts a very human Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of his assassination by Max Maller

Have we reached the promised land he died fighting for? If he were still alive today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be 90. It's been 51 years since his assas…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Ben Platt & More to Present at the 2019 Tony Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

An A-list lineup of stars will make Broadway dreams come true next month. Presenters have been announced for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, scheduled for June 9 at Radio City Music Hall. The…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

NextStop Theatre’s 2019-2020 season, musicals bookend their 6 show lineup by Tim Treanor

Next season at NextStop Theatre Company will feature a whole lotta musicals, as well as some farce, an adaptation of a literary classic, and Katori Hall’s celebrated fiction about Martin L…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Scott Rudin Set to Produce TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Documentary for HBO by TV News Desk

Scott Rudin announced that heis producing a two-hour documentary feature based on his hit Broadway play To Kill a Mockingbirdfor HBO,according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Review: The Mountaintop, Bristol Old Vic by Phoebe Graham

“We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop. […] So I’m happy, tonight. I’m not…

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

‘Hall’s text is a creeping force of nature’: THE MOUNTAINTOP – Touring by Not Exactly Billington

The night before Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination on the balcony outside of his Memphis motel room, Katori Hall’s play The Mountaintop takes us inside Room 306 where he was stayi…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Review: The Mountaintop at Northern Stage by Tracey Sinclair

A mountain of a man? Tracey Sinclair writes on the nuanced performances in the touring production of Katori Hall's play. The post Review: The Mountaintop at Northern Stage appeared first on …

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

BWW Review: THE MOUNTAINTOP, Nuffield Southampton Theatres by Jo Fisher

Katori Hall's The Mountaintop invites us to step into the private life of Martin Luther King for one night one that hangs suspended in time, between his achievements and his final breath.

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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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