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Photo Flash: First Look at New Federal Theater's SOWA'S RED GRAVYPhoto Flash: First Look at New Federal Theater's SOWA'S RED GRAVY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2012

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Sowa's Red Gravy by Diane Richards at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin tomorrow, October 18th with Opening Night set for Sunday, October 28th. Performances continue through November 18th only. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Lonette McKee to Lead SOWA'S RED GRAVY Off-BroadwayLonette McKee to Lead SOWA'S RED GRAVY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2012

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Sowa's Red Gravy by Diane Richards at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin October 18th with Opening Night set for Sunday, October 28th. Performances continue through November 18th only. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Closing Night of FELA! on BroadwayPhoto Coverage: Closing Night of FELA! on Broadway
by Peter James Zielinski - Jan 5, 2011

On January 2, Fela!, the multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about the music and life of the revolutionary musician and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, ended it's run at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. The critically acclaimed musical began performances on Broadway on October 19 of 2009 and opened to rave reviews on November 23, 2009. Check out photos from the final performance below! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's Guide to January 2011 Show ClosingsBroadwayWorld.com's Guide to January 2011 Show Closings
by BWW - Jan 1, 2011

BroadwayWorld offers highlights of the several productions which will complete their Broadway runs in January. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Patti LaBelle Opens in FELA!Photo Coverage: Patti LaBelle Opens in FELA!
by Monica Simoes - Sep 15, 2010

Multi-Grammy Award-winner and international recording superstar Patti LaBelle opened in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fela! last night, September 14. LaBelle will perform in Fela! through its scheduled closing on January 2, 2011. BroadwayWorld was on hand for LaBelle's opening night curtain call and after party and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

Photographer Sues FELA! For Unauthorized Photograph UsePhotographer Sues FELA! For Unauthorized Photograph Use
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2010

Photographer Marilyn Nance is suing the musical FELA! for unauthorized use of one of her photographs, the New York Post reports. (more...)

FELA! to be Honored by New York City 7/29FELA! to be Honored by New York City 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2010

The cast and crew of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fela!, based on the life and music of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, will be honored by New York City Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and Julissa Ferreras on the Steps of City Hall on Thursday, July 29. (more...)

Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!Photo Coverage: FELA! Tony After-Party!
by Monica Simoes - Jun 14, 2010

Last night, June 13, the 64th Annual Tony Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall. Hosted by PROMISES, PROMISES star Sean Hayes and Broadcast on CBS, the evening honored movie stars (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Scarlett Johansson), industry vets (Katie Finneran, Michael Grandage), Broadway newcomers (Eddie Redmayne, David Bryan, Douglas Hodge) and more, including FELA!'s own director/choreographer, Bill T. Jones and costume designer Marina Draghici. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2010 Astaire Awards Honors Jones, Ortega et al.Photo Coverage: 2010 Astaire Awards Honors Jones, Ortega et al.
by Monica Simoes - Jun 8, 2010

Amid an electrifying evening of dance by the greatest talents of Broadway and film, the 2010 Fred & Adele Astaire Award winners were announced at the 28th annual awards ceremony at the Gerald W. Lynch at John Jay College. The Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award named for the late esteemed critic and co-founder of the Awards was presented to the legendary director and choreographer Kenny Ortega by Grammy winner Roberta Flack. Host for the evening was Ben Vereen. (more...)

FELA! Records Cast Album Today; Gets 6/8 Release FELA! Records Cast Album Today; Gets 6/8 Release
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2010

Fela! the new Broadway musical, will record its cast album today, March 8. The recording will be made at Clinton Recording studies. The cast album is set to be released on June 8. (more...)

FELA! To Perform At The Village Voice OBIE Awards 5/17FELA! To Perform At The Village Voice OBIE Awards 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2010

The Village Voice announced today that the hit Broadway musical FELA! will perform at the 55th Annual Village Voice OBIE Awards on Monday, May 17, 2010, at Webster Hall. FELA!-which is produced by Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter and Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, among others-is a musical based on the life and music of the iconic African composer and performer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. (more...)

Chmerkovskiy, Jones, Tharp, Wise Among Fred & Adele Astaire Awards NomineesChmerkovskiy, Jones, Tharp, Wise Among Fred & Adele Astaire Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2010

Nominations for the 2010 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards were announced tonight by Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas. (more...)

St. Ann's Gala to Feature FELA!'s Ngaujah and the FELA! Band, 5/3St. Ann's Gala to Feature FELA!'s Ngaujah and the FELA! Band, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2010

St. Ann's Warehouse has announced the attendees for its upcoming Gala to celebrate its 30 year anniversary. The event will include FELA! star Sahr Ngaujah, who plays the title role in the hit Broadway musical, alongside the FELA! band. (more...)

FELA! To Perform At The Village Voice OBIE Awards 5/17FELA! To Perform At The Village Voice OBIE Awards 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2010

The Village Voice announced today that the hit Broadway musical FELA! will perform at the 55th Annual Village Voice OBIE Awards on Monday, May 17, 2010, at Webster Hall. FELA!-which is produced by Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter and Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, among others-is a musical based on the life and music of the iconic African composer and performer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FELA! Releases New TV CommercialSTAGE TUBE: FELA! Releases New TV Commercial
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2010

Fela!, the critically acclaimed new musical based on the life and music of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, is directed and choreographed by TonyŽ Award-winner Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening), with a book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones. Sahr Ngaujah and Kevin Mambo play the title character at alternate performances, while the world renowned Antibalas and other members of the NYC Afrobeat community, under the direction of Aaron Johnson, perform Kuti's rousing music live onstage. (more...)

FELA! to Play London's National Theatre in NovemberFELA! to Play London's National Theatre in November
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2010

The acclaimed Broadway sensation Fela! will play London's National Theatre in November, reports Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail. Star of the New York production Sahr Ngaujah will portray Fela on the National's Olivier Stage. His fellow New York alternate, Kevin Mambo, will also join the cast for the London premiere. Dates for the production have not been set at this time, though it is expected the show will play from November 16 through January 2011. (more...)

Photo Coverage: FELA! Cast Records Cast AlbumPhoto Coverage: FELA! Cast Records Cast Album
by Brian Estrada - Mar 10, 2010

The cast of FELA! recorded the soundtrack of their acclaimed hit Broadway musical this week, with a release date set for June 8, 2010. BroadwayWorld was there to shoot the session. (more...)

FELA! Records Cast Album Today; Gets 6/8 Release FELA! Records Cast Album Today; Gets 6/8 Release
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2010

Fela! the new Broadway musical, will record its cast album today, March 8. The recording will be made at Clinton Recording studies. The cast album is set to be released on June 8. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MIRACLE WORKER's Abigail Breslin & FELA! Cast Visit 'The View' STAGE TUBE: MIRACLE WORKER's Abigail Breslin & FELA! Cast Visit 'The View'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 5, 2010

Broadway dominated The View yesterday, March 3. Following an interview with The Miracle Worker's Abigail Breslin, the Fela! cast took the stage to perform 'Zombie' for viewers. Valerie Bertinelli filled in for Whoopi Goldberg, alongside View regulars Barbra Walters, Joy Behar, Sherri Sheperd and Elizabeth Hasselbeck. Audience members were sent home from the taping with a pair of tickets to see the Fela!. The View airs weekdays at 11:00am EST on ABC. (more...)

St. Ann's Gala to Feature FELA!'s Ngaujah and the FELA! Band, 5/3St. Ann's Gala to Feature FELA!'s Ngaujah and the FELA! Band, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2010

St. Ann's Warehouse has announced the attendees for its upcoming Gala to celebrate its 30 year anniversary. The event will include FELA! star Sahr Ngaujah, who plays the title role in the hit Broadway musical, alongside the FELA! band. (more...)

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