At The Oliviers, A Best Play Upset And American Influence

“Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, which premiered at a 65-seat south London pub theatre, has pulled off a huge shock at this year’s Olivier Awards, beating both Jerusalem and Enron to the Best New Play Award.” Many of the other winners had U.S. origins: prizes went to Spring Awakening, Hello, Dolly!, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.