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Fela

Fela!

by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones

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Fela

Fela




Using Fela Kuti's Afrobeat music, Fela! tells the story of Kuti's controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

Librettist

Librettist
Jim Lewis

Librettist

Librettist
Bill T. Jones



  • Premiere
  • 2012

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 19, 2009
Total Performances
463
Original Cast
Kevin Mambo, Sahr Ngaujah, Saycon Sengbloh, Lillias White, Anne V. Andre, Corey Baker, Hettie Vyrine Barnhill, Lauren De Veaux, Nicole Chantal de Weever, Rujeko Dumbutshena, Rasaan Elijah "Talu" Green, Shaneeka Harrell, Ismael Kouyaté, Gelan Lambert, Shakira Marshall, Afi McClendon, Maia McKinney, Adesola Osakalumi, Jeffrey Page, Daniel Soto, Jill M. Vallery, Iris Wilson, Aimee Graham Wodobode
Director
Bill T. Jones
Choreographer
Bill T. Jones
Producer
Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Roy Gabay, Edward Tyler Nahem, Slava Smolokowski, Chip Meyrelles/Ken Greiner, Susan Dietz/Margaret Selby, Steve Semlitz/Cathy Glaser, Daryl Roth/True Love Productions and Knitting Factory Entertainment
Musical Director
Aaron Johnson
Orchestrations
Aaron Johnson
Scenic Design
Marina Draghici
Costume Design
Marina Draghici
Lighting Design
Robert Wierzel
Sound Design
Robert Kaplowitz

2012 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Opening Night
July 12, 2012
Total Performances
20
Original Cast
Sahr Ngaujah, Paulette Ivory, Melanie Marshall, Adesola Osakalumi, Sherinne Kayra Anderson, Jonathan Andre, Cindy Belliot, Nandi Bhebhe, Catia Mota Da Cruz, Nicole Chantal de Weever, Jacqui Dubois, Poundo Gomis, Rasaan-Elijah Green, Ismael Kouyaté, Gelan Lambert, Shakira Marshall, Jeffrey Page, Oneika Phillips, Thierry Picaut, Duain Richmond, Jermaine Rowe, Daniel Soto, Jill Marie Vallery, Iris Wilson, Aimee Graham Wodobode
Director
Bill T. Jones
Choreographer
Bill T. Jones
Producer
Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, Ruth and Stephen Hendel, The Royal National Theatre (Nicholas Hytner, Director), Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Fela LLC, Roy Gabay, Edward Tyler Nahem, Slava Smolokowski, Ken Greiner & Chip Meyrelles, Douglas G. Smith, Steve Semlitz/Cathy Glaser, Daryl Roth/True Love Productions, Susan Dietz/M. Swinsky/J. Deitch and Knitting Factory Entertainment
Musical Director
Aaron Johnson
Orchestrations
Aaron Johnson
Scenic Design
Marina Draghici
Costume Design
Marina Draghici
Lighting Design
Robert Wierzel
Sound Design
Robert Kaplowitz




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album


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2010 Tony Award Nominations

Best Choreography
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical - Sahr Ngaujah
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical - Lillias White
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Orchestrations
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical

2010 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Choreographer
Outstanding New Broadway Musical

2009 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Choreographer
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lead Actor - Sahr Ngaujah
Outstanding Scenic Design - Marina Draghici

2009 Drama League Award Nominations

Distinguished Production of a Musical
Distinguished Performance - Sahr Ngaujah

2009 ITBA Award Nominations

Best Off-Broadway Musical

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