Seminar and The Mountaintop Will Get Philly Premieres in 2012-13

News   Seminar and The Mountaintop Will Get Philly Premieres in 2012-13
Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2012-13 mainstage season will feature two Broadway titles, with more productions to be announced. Seminar by Theresa Rebeck and The Mountaintop by Katori Hall were announced on March 29.

Theresa Rebeck
Theresa Rebeck Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The remainder of the season will be announced shortly.

Hall's The Mountaintop, a highly theatrical imagining of the last night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., won the London Olivier Award for Best New Play. Its subsequent (unrelated) Broadway production starred Angela Bassett (as a mysterious maid) and Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. King.

Hall's Hurt Village recently had its world premiere by Signature Theatre Company in Manhattan.

Rebeck's Seminar, a comedy about eager young novelists getting whipped into shape by a jaded editor, is currently on Broadway.

Rebeck is the author of Broadway's Mauritius and many other plays seen Off-Broadway and regionally. Omnium Gatherum, which she co-wrote, was a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize. She created the NBC TV series "Smash."

Casting and creative teams will be announced for these resident productions.


Founded in 1974, Philadelphia Theatre Company's mission "is to produce, develop and present entertaining and imaginative contemporary theatre focused on the American experience that both ignites the intellect and touches the soul. By developing new work through commissions, readings and workshops PTC generates projects that have a national impact and reach broad regional audiences."

PTC is under the leadership of producing artistic director Sara Garonzik and managing director Shira Beckerman.


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