The Baltimore Center Stage will soon premiere their very own Bob Marley musical focused on the reggae icon’s life between 1975 and the tail-end of 1977.
It will also include the assassination attempt and a self-imposed isolation in England when he recorded Exodus and Kaya.
Take a look at what playwright and enter Stage artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah had to say about it below:
“Biopics and musicals that cover people’s lives are invariably difficult. The attempt is to make this into the jukebox musical that doesn’t smell of jukebox musical. The idea is to let it come out of the truth of the play.”
The musical will feature a few crowd-pleasers such as “I Shot the Sheriff,” “No Woman,” “No Cry” as well as songs that appear on Exodus, Kaya and the other album he made in the show’s time frame Rastaman Vibration.
Though not serving as producers, Marley family members are involved in the development and writing of the show, with his daughter Cedella Marley stating:
“When it comes to our father’s work and legacy, we have always been mindful in selecting the artists with whom we choose to collaborate. We couldn’t be more excited about the team that is assembled for this project.”