The Mountaintop's Katori Hall sets another play in Memphis
Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, and MLK's last night
A situation comedy about Martin Luther King Jr. and a motel maid in Memphis in 1968? Involving cigarette-smoking shtick, a pillow fight, and a pleading phone call to a higher-up? Yes, Katori Hall's award-winning play The Mountaintop is all of that.
The last year in Broadway theater saw the appearances of names like Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones not just on stages, but in the same award categories as their Loyal-to-New-York-Theater co-stars. The trending caused our own lead theater critic Michael Feingold to pen an epic scr ... More >>