Fela! - Broadway

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

Feel the Beat: The Pulsing Rhythm of Fela! Readies Itself for Broadway

Fela Meet and Greet - Antibalas
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All the music for Fela! is performed live onstage by celebrated Afrobeat band Antibalas...

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Throbbing drums, whirling arms, flashes of bright colors and music which literally moved a room of generally unmovable press folk announced the arrival of new musical Fela! on September 23, when the hot off-Broadway transfer gave insiders a sneak peek at the production to come. Dance icon and Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones, who created, directed and choreographed the pulsing piece spoke passionately of his brainchild, which details the real-life of Afrobeat pioneer and Nigerian activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. That passion was contagious, spreading through the room theater at 37 Arts as cast members including title stars Sahr Ngaujah and Kevin Mambo, Tony winner Lillias White, former Hair tribe member Saycon Sengbloh and members of the creative team broke down the innovative musical poised to shake up Broadway. Fans of dance, song, big voices, live music and/or inspiring real-life stories? Take note--this one will be right up your alley. Click on and see why.

Photographer: Jenny Anderson, © Broadway.com

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Fela Meet and Greet - Antibalas
Fela Meet and Greet - Dance Solo
Fela Meet and Greet - Dancers
Fela Meet and Greet - Lillias White - Sahr Ngaujah
Fela Meet and Greet - Sahr Ngaujah
Fela Meet and Greet - Kevin Mambo - Lillias White
Fela Meet and Greet - Kevin Mambo - Saycon Sengbloh - Sahr Ngaujah
Fela Meet and Greet - Kevin Mambo - Saycon Sengbloh - Sahr Ngaujah - Lillias White
Fela Meet and Greet - Kevin Mambo - Saycon Sengbloh - Sahr Ngaujah - Lillias White group
Fela Meet and Greet - Kevin Mambo - Bill T. Jones - Lillias White - Sahr Ngaujah
Fela Meet and Greet - Fela Cast