Baltimore Center Stage: One Night in Miami...
One Night in Miami...
January 14–February 22
  • By Kemp Powers
  • Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah

February 25, 1964. Twenty-two-year-old Cassius Clay has just won the world heavyweight boxing title. Instead of hitting the town, Clay chooses to celebrate in a Miami hotel room with three close friends—activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and football star Jim Brown. This fictional account of a real night imagines what might have happened in that tiny hotel room. As the Civil Rights movement stirs outside, and the melody of “A Change is Gonna Come” hangs in the air, four men will emerge from that one night ready to define a new world. 


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Delves deeply into the fears, ambitions, foibles, and contradictions of an iconic group of men. — The Root
Superbly acted… It is hard to imagine a more effective cast. — The Baltimore Sun
Center Stage has gone all out for the play's East Coast premiere.— The Baltimore Sun
Director Kwame Kwei-Armah… superbly helms Powers’ compelling work. — OutLoud
A riveting play… Keenly directed.— Baltimore Post Examiner
History not only comes to life, but catches fire. — DC Theatre Scene
In the News
The Baltimore Sun—An engrossing, revelatory 'Night in Miami'
DC Metro Theater Arts—‘One Night in Miami…’ at CENTERSTAGE
Baltimore Post Examiner—Centerstage scores TKO with riveting play about Civil Rights era
The Baltimore Sun—Four icons and their ‘One Night in Miami’