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Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah announces departure

Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah announces departure

Baltimore Center Stage announced Tuesday that its artistic director since 2011, Kwame Kwei-Armah, will be leaving the theater at the end of the 2017/2018 season.

As artistic director, Kwei-Armah steered Center Stage through three of the top-selling shows in its 54-year history: "The Mountaintop," "One Night in Miami...," and "Marley." The latter, the first bio-musical about the life of Bob Marley, was written and directed by Kwei-Armah, who demanded that the show receive its premiere in Baltimore when asked to take on the project. The musical's rehearsals coincided with the Baltimore Uprising, which...

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