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The Mountaintop

So Little Time, So Many Possibilities

George Heymont | Posted 01.17.2017 | Arts
George Heymont

A brilliant idea. That's what most creatives crave. For some, great ideas come naturally. For others, they arrive on a cloud of fortuitous timing, often resting on a foundation of intuition and introspection. Once a brilliant idea is within an artist's grasp, the next question is what to do with it.

Playwright Outraged After White Actor Is Cast As MLK Jr.

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts

The decision by a black director to cast a white actor as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a production at Ohio's Kent State University has come under f...

The Big Reveal

George Heymont | Posted 05.16.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Some people may be horrified by my attitude toward spoiler alerts, but the Internet has changed the nature of arts criticism. If an important plot device can't be discussed in print, it means that the playwright and producer lack sufficient faith in their material to trust their audience.

The Mountaintop: Big Stars Can't Do It All

Danny Groner | Posted 01.02.2012 | New York
Danny Groner

The Mountaintop does not aim to call Martin Luther King's life and legacy into question; rather, it hopes to make him a more relatable character -- he smokes, curses, and, yes, even goes to the bathroom.

Tell It From the Mountaintop

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.18.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

The mountaintop may be the ultimate pulpit, the highest high from which to speak, the source of divine wisdom, or it may just be a sexual plateau, the lay result of a man and a woman cooped up in a Memphis motel room on a stormy night. He was a Man, of course.

PHOTOS: Stylish Stars At 'The Mountaintop' Opening

Posted 12.14.2011 | Black Voices

Katori Hall's new play "The Mountaintop" starring Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson opened last night in New York City to a star-studded audience. ...

Brennan Williams

Kenny Leon Talks 'The Mountaintop,' 'Steel Magnolias' Remake And More | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.17.2012 | Black Voices

The timing couldn’t have been better for the opening of Kenny Leon’s latest Broadway production, “The Mountaintop.” Starring Samuel L. Jackson...

Karen O's Reveals Her Psychotic Opera, Bjork Gets App-y

Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

Monday, October 10 The "Bored to Death" boys return for more nutty adventures and man love. Tune in at 9 p.m. on HBO. Tuesday, October 11 B...

Samuel L. Jackson To Play Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment

Samuel Jackson has been cast as Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Broadway production of the play "The Mountaintop," a dramatic exploration of the Nobel ...