Supporting creative work by women
Two days ago, this New York Times article about the three plays by African-American women that will grace Broadway this fall appeared. The playwrights are Katori Hall, whose Olivier Award-winning play The Mountaintop bow first; Lydia Diamond, author of Stick Fly; and Suzan-Lori Parks, who contributed to the revised The Gershwins Porgy and Bess. The article is mainly about Ms. Hall and Ms. Diamond.
Previews of The Mountaintop, starring Samuel L. Jackson as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Angela Bassett as a maid he encounters at the Lorraine Motel just hours before he is murdered, begin September 22nd while performances of Stick Fly begin on November 18th. Both plays are directed by Kenny Leon.