Denver 'One Night in Miami' Shout-Out to Baltimore Center Stage

The cast of the DCPA Theatre Company’s upcoming ‘One Night in Miami’ has a special message of congratulations for the cast of the same play at Baltimore’s Center Stage, which closes Feb. 22 after an extended, record-breaking run.

The DCPA Theatre Company’s staging, directed by Carl Cofield, began rehearsals this week and runs March 20 through April 19. Kemp Powers’ play imagines what happened the night Cassius Clay spent with activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and football player Jim Brown after Clay’s historic win over heavyweight champ Sonny Liston in 1964. Featured in this video are Cofield, Nik Walker, York Walker, William Oliver Watkins, Jason Delane, Colby Lewis and Morocco Omari.

UPDATE:

Today (Feb. 23) we heard back from the cast of CenterStage. A ricochet of love from Denver to Baltimore … and now back. Take a look:

The Baltimore cast includes Grasan Kingsberry (Sam Cooke), Royce Johnson (Brother Kareem), Esau Pritchett (Jim Brown), Sullivan Jones (Cassius Clay), Genesis Oliver (Brother Jamaal), and Tory Andrus (Malcolm X).

Oliver is a graduate of the Denver Center’s former masters program, the National Theatre Conservatory.


‘One Night in Miami‘: Ticket information
Performances run March 20 through April 19.
Space Theatre
Performances daily except Mondays
Call 303-893-4100, or go to the Denver Center’s web site here

Our previous coverage of One Night in Miami:
Full casting announced
Go to the official show page
Video: Denver gets first look at upcoming ‘One Night in Miami’
New Denver Center season includes ‘One Night in Miami’

'One Night in Miami.' Photo by John Moore.