One Love: The Bob Marley Musical
|The Bob Marley Musical|
|Basis||The life and music of Bob Marley|
|Premiere||13 May 2015 : Center Stage, Baltimore|
The musical received its world premiere under the original name of Marley at Center Stage in Baltimore, Maryland, and ran from May 13 to June 14 2015 with previews from May 8. It was directed by artistic director and playwright Kwei-Armah, choreographed by Germaul Barnes, scenic design by Neil Patel, costume design by ESOSA, lighting design by Michelle Habeck and sound design by Shane Rettig.
On 30 September 2016 it was announced that the musical will make its UK premiere under the new title, One Love: The Bob Marley Musical, with Kwei-Armah directing at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 10 March to 8 April 2017. The production will be produced by the Birmingham Rep in association with Playful Productions and Stage Play Limited.
Characters and original cast
|Character|| World Premiere Cast|
2015 Center Stage, Baltimore
|Bob Marley||Mitchell Brunings|
|Rita Marley||Saycon Sengbloh|
|Stevie Wonder||Mykal Kilgore|
|Judy Mowatt||Crystal Joy|
|Don Letts||Ano Okera|
|Diane Jobson/Dance Captain||Khetanya Henderson|
|Peter Tosh||Michael Luwoye|
|Neville Garrick||Jaime Lincoln Smith|
|Marcia Griffiths||Susan Kelechi Watson|
|Chris Blackwell||John Patrick Hayden|
|Tek Life||Luke Forbes|
|Don Taylor||Don Guillory|
|Michael Manley||Howard W. Overshown|
|Tony Welsh||David Heron|
|Claudie Massop||John-Andrew Morrison|
|Carly Barrett||Kena Anae|
|Family Man||Jonathan Hooks|
|Rasta Elder||Michael Rogers|
|Bunny Wailer||Damian Thompson|
|Cindy Breakspeare||Michaela Waters|
- "Full Cast and Creative Team Announced: Marley, a World Premiere Musical > Centerstage". www.centerstage.org. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
- "One Love: The Bob Marley Musical to Receive U.K. Debut | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
- "MARLEY Musical: Full Cast Announced — Bob Marley | News". 2015-04-16. Retrieved 2016-09-30.