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About the Show

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

Cast and Creative Team

Composer and Lyricist: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Librettist: Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones

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 and 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 and Orchestrations: Aaron Johnson
Scenic and 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 and 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 and Orchestrations: Aaron Johnson
Scenic and Costume Design: Marina Draghici
Lighting Design: Robert Wierzel
Sound Design: Robert Kaplowitz

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