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BREAKING NEWS: It has just been announced that Katori Hall‘s critically acclaimed play THE HOT WING KING has officially been Awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!!! This delicious comedy joins the lineup of unforgettable creators earning this special honor for a powerful piece of Theater art created….. Both for Plays and Musicals.
For anyone who may not know of THE HOT WING KING, the play is set in Memphis, TN at the annual Hot Wang Festival. It follows “Cordell Crutchfield”, a man with so much determination on cooking the best Wings that’ll make him the king of the festival. However everything starts to become a recipe of hell when his boyfriend “Dwayne” takes in his troubled nephew,
The show had a triumphant sold out World Premiere Off-Broadway run at the Pershing Square Signature Theater back in February 2020 (prior before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown). It was well received by critics and Theatergoers everywhere. Under the direction of Steve H. Broadnax III , it features a cast led by…
Toussaint Jeanlouis as “Cordell Crutchfield”,
Korey Jackson as “Dwayne”,
Cecil Blutcher as “Everett”,
Sheldon Best as “Isom”,
Eric B. Robinson Jr.. as “TJ”,
and
Nicco Annan as “Big Charles”.
Congrats Katori and the entire company of THE HOT WING KING. We are hoping for a potential return to the New York Stage…. Broadway especially. I bet you’re all celebrating today with delicious wings.
How amazing is this?
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber

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