We gave you the scoop on ‘Fela! The Musical’ in August; Now its here! The musical officially opened on Broadway yesterday.
The show which is set to be one of the hottest Broadway tickets of the season is heavily backed by entertainment industry heavyweights including Jay Z and Will Smith.
The role of Fela is played by Sahr Ngaujah and Kevin Mambo.
Enter the extravagant, decadent, rebellious world of a legendary musician.
A provocative hybrid of dance and Broadway musical, FELA! features the Afrobeat music of Fela Anikulapo–Kuti, a book by Jim Lewis and the direction and choreography of Tony® Award winner Bill T. Jones.
His Passion Ignited a Generation.
His Music Fueled a Revolution.
His Legacy Inspires the World.
FELA! uses stirring Afrobeat music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), to tell the story of Kuti’s controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician. Featuring many of Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones’s visionary staging, FELA! is the most original new musical on Broadway.
Come for the music. Come for the dancing. Come awaken your soul.
Check out photos from the opening night below.
Check out a sneak peek of the show. Looks spectacular!
Photo Credit: Zimbio & Wireimage