Black female playwrights debut Broadway work

There’s big news on Broadway. The new season brings with it two new plays written by black women. The first is Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop,” which opens October 13 at the Bernard Jacobs Theater. The story of the play goes back to April 3, 1968, the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It features Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett. The second play is “Stick Fly” by Lydia R. Diamond, which opens December 8 at the Cort Theater. “Stick Fly” is about a family coming together at their summer home, where the parents meet the their sons’ partners for the first time.

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