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Writer and Memphis native Katori Hall’s play "The Mountaintop," a fictional account of the final night of Martin Luther King Jr’s life, concludes its well-received Atlanta run this weekend at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre. The play made its U.S. debut on Broadway last year in a $3 million production directed by Leon and starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett. In an exclusive interview with Atlanta magazine, Hall took time out from writing the screenplay based her new play “Hurt Village” to talk about bringing “The Mountaintop” to Atlanta.
Atlanta director Kenny Leon's legion of local fans won't have to wait until Sunday, October 7 at 9 p.m. to watch his remake of "Steel Magnolias" on Lifetime. The modern adaptation of the 1989 mother of all chick flicks will have its Atlanta premiere on Friday, October 5 at 7 p.m. in the Georgia Pacific Auditorium downtown as a benefit for Leon's 10-year-old True Colors Theatre.
Between knock down, drag out fights with "Fool for Love" co-star Jasmine Guy this month, we had a moment to congratulate True Colors Theatre artistic director Kenny Leon on being selected as one of Atlanta magazine's "50 Who Made Atlanta" in our 50th anniversary issue now on stands.