‘P-Valley’ Creator Katori Hall wins Pulitzer Prize

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: Playwright Katori Hall attends "The Mountaintop" Broadway opening night at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on October 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

 |  |  – (Source: www.rollingout.com) Katori Hall, the executive producer and showrunner for Starz’s hit drama “P-Valley” has been awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The playwright’s comedy, The Hot Wing King was bestowed the prestigious honor. The play opened Feb. 11, 2020, at New York’s Signature Theater but was forced to close only weeks later by the pandemic.

With COVID-19 restrictions causing most theaters to close during the pandemic, the Pulitzer Prize board altered the requirements for this year’s drama award, allowing postponed or canceled works, as well as plays produced and performed in places other than theaters. The Hot Wing King opened off-Broadway just days before the city’s theaters were closed.

Hall is currently nominated for a Tony Award for her book titled Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Her 2009 play, The Mountaintop, won an Laurence Olivier Award in the past and starred Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett on Broadway.

In December, Hall also signed an overall deal with Lionsgate Television to create and develop projects for the production studio.

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