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Fela!

Eugene O'Neill Theatre
230 West 49th Street
(Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
New York NY 10019
Nominated for 11 Tony Awards!


Directed and Choreographed by Bill T. Jones
Conceived by, Book, and Additional Lyrics by Jim Lewis
Arrangements/Musicians: Antibalas
Musical Direction by Aaron Johnson
Associate Director: Niegel Smith
Associate Choreographer: Maija Garcia
Assistant Musical Director: Jordan McClean

Featuring: Sahr Ngaujah, Kevin Mambo, Lillias White, Saycon Sengbloh

Scenic and Costume Design by Marina Draghici, Lighting Design by Robert Wierzel, Sound Design by Robert Kaplowitz, Projection Design by Peter Nigrini

HIS PASSION. HIS MUSIC. HIS LEGACY.

Enter the extravagant, decadent, rebellious world of a legendary musician.

Fela!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones, welcomes audiences into the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), the musical explores Kuti's controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician. Fela! features a multi-cultural cast led by Sahr Ngaujah (recipient of an Obie Award for his performance in the title role Off- Broadway) and Kevin Mambo (MTCís Ruined), alternating in the role of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Tony Award-winner Lillias White plays Funmilayo Ransome Kuti (Felaís mother) and Saycon Sengbloh (Hair) plays Sandra, Kutiís love interest.

Featuring many of Fela Kutiís most captivating songs and Bill T. Jonesís visionary staging, FELA! is the most original new musical on Broadway.


 

Come for the music. Come for the dancing. Come awaken your soul.

Visit the Fela! Website, Fela! Blog, also on Facebook and Twitter


Read reviews and news of this production featured in:
New York Magazine (December 1, 2009)
Variety (November 30, 2009)
New York Magazine (November 30, 2009)
New York Observer (November 30, 2009)
Daily News (November 29, 2009)
The Wall Street Journal (November 27, 2009)
Entertainment Weekly (November 27, 2009)
Rolling Stone (November 26, 2009)
Amsterdam News (November 26, 2009)
Backstage (November 26, 2009)
Time Out New York (November 26, 2009)
The New York Times (November 24, 2009)
Bloomberg.com (November 24, 2009)
USA Today (November 24, 2009)
Theatermania.com (November 24, 2009)
Daily News (November 24, 2009)
NY Post (November 24, 2009)
The Record (November 24, 2009)

AM New York (November 24, 2009)
Newsday (November 24, 2009)
Reuters/Hollywood Reporter (November 23, 2009)
Variety (November 23, 2009)
Backstage (November 23, 2009)
Associated Press (November 23, 2009)
The New York Times (September 5, 2009)
The Bloomberg News (September 5, 2009)
The Daily News (September 5, 2009)
Variety (September 5, 2009)
The New York Post September 5, 2009)
NY1 (September 5, 2009)
New York Sun (September 5, 2009)
Herald Tribune (September 16, 2009)