Bob Marley Musical at Center Stage

World premiere slated for May 2015.

By John Lewis. Posted on August 21, 2014


Center Stage

Center Stage has announced that the final production of the 2014-2015 season will be Marley, a new musical written and directed by artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah. Produced in collaboration with New York's Public Theater, it is the first original musical about the life of reggae icon Bob Marley, and Kwei-Armah promises it won't simply be a story constructed from fragments of song lyrics. Rather, it will focus on the two-year period when Marley moved from Jamaica to London after an assassination attempt and produced some of his greatest work. It figures to be a highlight of Center Stage's season, which opens next month with a production about Mozart (Amadeus). Marley runs from May 6 to June 14.

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