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Center Stage play probes troubled mind of Donny Hathaway

Center Stage play probes troubled mind of Donny Hathaway

By the age of 25, he had cut his first solo album. A couple years later, he had a major hit and a Grammy for his duet with Roberta Flack, "Where Is the Love?"

But on Jan. 13, 1979, Donny Hathaway died on a New York City sidewalk after falling 15 stories from his hotel room. He was 33.

The singer's short, troubled life and apparent suicide will be explored in "Twisted Melodies," a one-man play written and performed by Kelvin Roston Jr. that gets its Baltimore premiere at Center Stage this weekend.

"I didn't know too much about him before I started working on this," says...

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