Denver Center for the Performing Arts is presenting Kemp Powers' One Night in Miami…, a new play that imagines what occurred the night of Cassius Clay's historic win Sonny Liston and an after-fight celebration that included Malcom X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown. Nik Walker, who plays famed singer Cooke, tells Playbill.com just what it takes to prepare for a first preview.
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"This slice-of-life dramedy that the LA Times calls imagines what occurred the night of Cassius Clay’s historic win over heavyweight champ Sonny Liston. Declining a glamorous party, Clay celebrates with his friends: activist Malcom X, singer Sam Cooke and football player Jim Brown. Each man argues his vision for what it means to be black in 1964, culminating in an early morning announcement from Clay that will shock the world."
Carl Cofield directs a cast that features Jason Delane as Malcolm X, Walker as Sam Cooke, Morocca Omari as Jim Brown, Colby Lewis as Cassius Clay, York Walker as Jamal and William Oliver Watkins as Kareem.
Performances continue through April 19.
Single tickets for start at $41. To purchase, call Denver Center Ticket Services at 303.893.4100. Buy and print online at www.denvercenter.org.