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Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2019
Rena

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From left, cast members Joe Holt, Kim Steele, Nija Okoro, Greg Alverez Reid and Denni Photo

From left, cast members Joe Holt, Kim Steele, Nija Okoro, Greg Alverez Reid and Dennis Pearson during the company celebration after the opening night performance of ?Blues for an Alabama Sky? at Cente

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04/14/2022
From left, cast members Dennis Pearson, Nija Okoro,  Greg Alverez Reid, Kim Steele an Photo

From left, cast members Dennis Pearson, Nija Okoro, Greg Alverez Reid, Kim Steele and Joe Holt during the curtain call for the opening night performance of ?Blues for an Alabama Sky? at Center Theatr

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04/14/2022
From left, cast member Nija Okoro and scenic designer John Iacovelli during the compa Photo

From left, cast member Nija Okoro and scenic designer John Iacovelli during the company celebration after the opening night performance of ?Blues for an Alabama Sky? at Center Theatre Group / Mark Tap

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From left, director Phylicia Rashad, cast members Joe Holt, Kim Steele, Nija Okoro, G Photo

From left, director Phylicia Rashad, cast members Joe Holt, Kim Steele, Nija Okoro, Greg Alverez Reid and Dennis Pearson during the company celebration after the opening night performance of ?Blues fo

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Amari Cheatom and Nija Okoro  Photo

Amari Cheatom and Nija Okoro

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02/28/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2019
Rena






Nija Okoro News

Photos: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY Opens At Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum Photo Photos: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY Opens At Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2022

The revival of Pearl Cleage's rich and beautiful work 'Blues for an Alabama Sky' opened Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum. Go inside the starry opening night below!

BWW Review: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY at Center Theatre Group Photo BWW Review: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY at Center Theatre Group
by Andrew Child - Apr 14, 2022

Pearl Cleage’s Blues for an Alabama Sky at Center Theatre Group gets a few topical buzz words in there, but there is nothing fresh, urgent, or timely about the piece. Pitting a closed-minded character against a cohort of progressive friends, the play is deadly: as dull as its message is heavy-handed.

BWW Interview: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY's Greg Alverez Reid Returning Under Phylicia  Photo BWW Interview: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY's Greg Alverez Reid Returning Under Phylicia Rashad's Guidance
by Gil Kaan - Apr 12, 2022

Already in previews, Center Theatre Group’s Associate Artist Phylicia Rashad directs Pearl Cleage’s Blues for an Alabama Sky at the Mark Taper Forum, with opening night April 13th. Set in 1930’s Harlem, the cast includes Joe Holt, Nija Okoro, Dennis Pearson, Greg Alverez Reid and Kim Steele. I had the opportunity to question Greg on some behind-the-scenes of Blues, as well as his history with his storied director.

BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY to Open This Week at the Mark Taper Forum Photo BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY to Open This Week at the Mark Taper Forum
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

The revival of Pearl Cleage‚Äôs rich and beautiful work ‚ÄúBlues for an Alabama Sky‚ÄĚ opens Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum and continues through May 8.

Black Out Night Announced for BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY Photo Black Out Night Announced for BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2022

Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson will begin the night with a pre-show address welcoming the audience into the theatre for this special performance of ‚ÄúBlues for an Alabama Sky‚ÄĚ intended for Black-identifying theatregoers.

Casting Announced For BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY at Center Theatre Group, Directed by P Photo Casting Announced For BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY at Center Theatre Group, Directed by Phylicia Rashad
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2022

Casting has been announced for ‚ÄúBlues for an Alabama Sky‚ÄĚ directed by Center Theatre Group's Associate Artist Phylicia Rashad at the Mark Taper Forum April 6 through May 8, 2022. Set in 1930's Harlem, this revival of Pearl Cleage's rich and beautiful work opens April 13, 2022.

WITCH, INDECENT and More Announced as Recipients of 2019 Los Angeles Drama Critics Ci Photo WITCH, INDECENT and More Announced as Recipients of 2019 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2020

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced the recipients of its 51st annual awards for distinguished achievement in theatre today, Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

George Salazar, Eden Espinosa & More Nominated for Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle A Photo George Salazar, Eden Espinosa & More Nominated for Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 27, 2020

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced the nominees for theatrical excellence for the year 2019. This year they are forgoing their annual event ceremony and will instead post the award recipients online in the upcoming weeks: 

Review Roundup: JITNEY at Seattle Rep - What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: JITNEY at Seattle Rep - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Mar 10, 2020

Seattle Rep presents the Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney in the Bagley Wright Theater, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

BWW Review: Seattle Rep's JITNEY Brings in the Power of Age and Experience Photo BWW Review: Seattle Rep's JITNEY Brings in the Power of Age and Experience
by Jay Irwin - Mar 5, 2020

I've often talked about the embarrassment of theatrical riches that we have in Seattle. We have several companies that bring us new works, many of which have made their way on to Broadway. We have a wealth of extremely talented performers who constantly wow us with their gifts. And we have a reputation that brings in talented others to play in our sandbox. But we also have a local connection to one of America's most acclaimed playwrights, August Wilson, and so we get things like the Tony nominated Broadway production of Wilson's a?oeJitneya?? remounting at the Seattle Rep with the Broadway director, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and several of the Broadway cast.

Nija Okoro Videos

VIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at Seattle Rep VideoVIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at Seattle Rep
by Stage Tube - Mar 5, 2020

Seattle Rep will present the Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney, beginning February 28 in the Bagley Wright Theater. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney was the last of Wilson's plays to premiere on Broadway, where it won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

VIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at the Old Globe VideoVIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at the Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2020

The Old Globe presents August Wilson's Jitney, directed by one of Wilson's foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson (directed Jitney on Broadway, performed in Gem of the Ocean and Seven Guitars). The American master and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson (the American Century Cycle of 10 plays) had a close relationship with The Old Globe, where three of his plays premiered.

VIDEO: Go Inside the Student Matinee of JITNEY at the Mark Taper Forum VideoVIDEO: Go Inside the Student Matinee of JITNEY at the Mark Taper Forum
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

Center Theatre Group is currently presenting August Wilson's 'Jitney' at the Mark Taper Forum. Performances will continue through December 29. The production recently held a student matinee, and you can experience the event alongside first-time high school theatregoers from across SoCal.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights and Behind the Scenes of Lillias White and More in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at the Taper
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2016

August Wilson's hard-hitting 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' opened September 11 and continues through October 16, 2016, at the Center Theatre Group/ Mark Taper Forum. 'Ma Rainey...' is part of Wilson's American Century Cycle of 10 plays chronicling African American experience in 20th Century USA. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below, along with behind the scenes with the cast and celebrities!