For the second time, Center Stage has announced an extension of its brilliant production of "One Night in Miami…," the inventive play by Kemp Powers about the 1964 evening that Cassius Clay (just before he became Muhammad Ali), Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown spent together after a prize fight. Originally scheduled to close last weekend, the end date was first moved to Feb. 15 and, now, to Feb. 22.
The company reports that "One Night" is "on track to become one of the highest grossing plays in Center Stage's history."
Meanwhile, Everyman Theatre has named Jonathan K. Waller, the company's current director of marketing, to the post of managing director effective March 30.
Waller will succeed Ian Tresselt, who joined Everyman in 2008 and helped to see the organization through the process of moving into its new theater in 2013. Tresselt decided to step down in order to return to school. He plans to earn a graduate degree in design leadership at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Everyman released a statement crediting Waller increasing the "subscriber base and single ticket sales to the highest in the theatre's history," and the company's founding artistic director, Vincent Lancisi, called him "the epitome of everything [the company] stands for."
The Westminster, Md.-born and -based Waller is also a composer and lyricist whose works include "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley" and, still in development, "A Superhero."