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The new musical based on the life and music of Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

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Fela!’s Melanie Marshall on the ‘Dream Come True’ of Traveling the World as Mama Kuti

Fela!’s Melanie Marshall on the ‘Dream Come True’ of Traveling the World as Mama Kuti

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Since graduating from the Royal College of Music in the United Kingdom, British-born stage actress Melanie Marshall has garnered critical acclaim for her star turns in the West End’s Carmen Jones, Porgy and Bess, Fame, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Kiss Me Kate. Marshall’s star continued to rise as she landed plum television roles Songs of ...

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Feel the Afrobeat on the Pulsating Opening Night of Fela!

Feel the Afrobeat on the Pulsating Opening Night of Fela!

On July 12 the Al Hirschfeld Theatre was transformed into Nigeria’s famous nightclub The Shrine as Fela! returned to Broadway. Broadway.com was on the scene to chat with star Sahr Ngaujah and the cast of the Afrobeat musical. Yeah-Yeah!

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The Beat Is On! Tony-Nominated Afrobeat Musical Fela! Celebrates a Starry Broadway Return

The Beat Is On! Tony-Nominated Afrobeat Musical Fela! Celebrates a Starry Broadway Return
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It was a scorching hot summer day on July 12, but even hotter was the stage inside the Al Hirschfeld Theatre as Fela! celebrated its return to Broadway for 32 performances only! Stars Sahr Ngaujah, who garnered a Tony nomination for playing the title character during the show's original Broadway run, Melanie Marshall and Paulette Ivory danced to the ...

Tony-Nominated Afrobeat Musical Fela! Returns to Broadway

Tony-Nominated Afrobeat Musical Fela! Returns to Broadway

Broadway performances for Fela!, the return engagment of the Tony-nominated musical, begin July 9 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Based on the life and music of iconic Nigerian composer and musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the production will play a four-week engagement through August 4.





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Tickets for Broadway Return of Fela! Now on Sale

Tickets for Broadway Return of Fela! Now on Sale

Tickets for Fela!, the Broadway return of the 2010 Tony-nominated musical based on the life and music of iconic Nigerian composer and musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti, are now on sale. The production is set for a limited four-week engagement at the Hirschfeld Theatre from July 9 through August 4.



Sahr Ngaujah, who garnered a Tony nomination for his starring role ...

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Afrobeat Musical Fela! Returns to Broadway For Limited 2012 Summer Run

Afrobeat Musical Fela! Returns to Broadway For Limited 2012 Summer Run

Fela!, the 2010 Tony-nominated musical based on the life and music of iconic Nigerian composer and musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti, will return to Broadway for a four-week run this summer. The musical’s currently running world tour will perform at the Hirschfeld Theatre from July 9 through August 4.

Sahr Ngaujah, who earned a Tony nomination for his starring role ...

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Author Brings Lawsuit Against Broadway’s Fela!

Author Brings Lawsuit Against Broadway’s Fela!

The author of a biography of Afrobeat musical pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has filed suit against the Broadway musical Fela!, claiming the show used portions of his book in the play's script in violation of his copyright, according to The New York Times.

Carlos Moore is the author of the 1982 book, Fela: This Bitch of a Life. According to ...

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Sahr Nguajah Departs Fela!, Kevin Mambo Takes Over Title Role

Sahr Nguajah Departs Fela!, Kevin Mambo Takes Over Title Role

Kevin Mambo, who has alternated the part of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti in Afrobeat musial Fela! since the show opened in October 2009, will now tackle the title role on his own. Tony-nominated Sahr Nguajah, with whom Mambo has shared the role, played his final performance on October 10. Ngaujah is slated to star in a West End run of the show ...

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Fela! Wins 2010 Equity Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus

Fela! Wins 2010 Equity Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus

The ensemble of Broadway's Tony Award-nominated Fela! will receive Actors' Equity Association's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) fourth annual award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. The award, which honors the distinctive talents and contributions made by the chorus of a Broadway musical, will be presented in a special ceremony in the Council Room at Equity’s headquarters in ...

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Ring them Belles! Fela! Celebrates the Addition of Music Legend Patti LaBelle

Ring them Belles! Fela! Celebrates the Addition of Music Legend Patti LaBelle

With a career spanning over 50 years, multiple Grammy Awards, a song inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame (her hit "Lady Marmalade," obvs!) and record sales numbers hovering somewhere in the stratosphere, you’d think music legend Patti LaBelle might need a break. But the inimitable soul songstress has instead strutted her way to the stage to join the ...

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