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Abena Koomson

 

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Performer (Swing)
Funmilayo (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere, 2008
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2009]
Vocal Captain

Abena Koomson Awards and Nominations

 
IT Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Abena KoomsonCozi Sa Wala: Magic Words

Abena Koomson News

Video: Natalie Merchant Debuts 'Come On, Aphrodite' Music Video Photo Video: Natalie Merchant Debuts 'Come On, Aphrodite' Music Video
by Michael Major - Mar 16, 2023

Natalie Merchant unveils a new video for her latest single ‚ÄúCome On, Aphrodite‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒwatch here. Filmed in Brooklyn, New York, the new video is directed by Matthew Shattuck (Foo Fighters, John Legend) and edited by Andrew Pulaski (Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg).¬†Watch the new music video now!

Natalie Merchant Unveils New Single 'Come On, Aphrodite' Photo Natalie Merchant Unveils New Single 'Come On, Aphrodite'
by Michael Major - Feb 15, 2023

It is the first track released from Merchant’s forthcoming album, Keep Your Courage, and establishes the record’s themes of love and passion as essential to the human experience. Merchant’s ninth solo studio album, and the latest new material since 2014’s self-titled record, Keep Your Courage will be released in April.

Natalie Merchant To Bring 2023 U.S. Tour To Byham Theater, April 18 Photo Natalie Merchant To Bring 2023 U.S. Tour To Byham Theater, April 18
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2022

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces that tickets are on sale for Natalie Merchant's concert on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at the Byham Theater, 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  This event is presented by National Artists. 

Natalie Merchant Will Perform at Hershey Theatre in April Photo Natalie Merchant Will Perform at Hershey Theatre in April
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2022

Natalie Merchant is coming to Hershey Theatre on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 8 p.m. with the ‚ÄúKeep Your Courage Tour.‚ÄĚ

The Django to Welcome Today's Premier Swing Band, 15+ Vocalists, and Hot Latin Tuesda Photo The Django to Welcome Today's Premier Swing Band, 15+ Vocalists, and Hot Latin Tuesday Nights This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

THE DJANGO will bring another month of stellar jazz by some of the field’s heroes alongside young, emerging artists.

Jacob's Pillow Announces Winter/Spring 2022 Pillow Lab Artist Residencies Photo Jacob's Pillow Announces Winter/Spring 2022 Pillow Lab Artist Residencies
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2021

Jacob’s Pillow has announced eight artist residencies this winter and spring at the Pillow Lab, its year-round incubator of new work. The annual season of customizable residencies supports U.S.-based and international dance artists during crucial development, research, and technical stages of choreography-driven projects.

FELA! Audio Adaptation is Coming to Clubhouse in May Photo FELA! Audio Adaptation is Coming to Clubhouse in May
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2021

An audio adaptation of the musical FELA!, written and directed by filmmaker Funa Maduka, will premiere on Clubhouse, the popular drop-in audio chat platform, on Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16.

National Sawdust Announces FIRE THIS TIME Series Photo National Sawdust Announces FIRE THIS TIME Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2021

National Sawdust presents conversation series, Fire This Time, launching April 20th. The host, poet Lynne Procope, will sit down with musicians, critics, stick fighters, DJs, academics, curators, poets & music lovers at the ley lines of organizing, activism, and the legacy of perhaps the most influential writer of the last century, James Baldwin.

The Resistance Revival Chorus Release 'Ella's Song' in Honor of Juneteenth and Ella B Photo The Resistance Revival Chorus Release 'Ella's Song' in Honor of Juneteenth and Ella Baker
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 19, 2020

The Resistance Revival Chorus have released a video for their powerful recording of 'Ella's Song' in honor of Juneteenth and celebrating Ella Baker.

VIDEO: Watch Oneika Phillips, Lillias White and More Come Together to Spread Joy with Photo VIDEO: Watch Oneika Phillips, Lillias White and More Come Together to Spread Joy with FELA!
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2020

It's been over a decade since Fela! first took Broadway by storm, and still, in 2020, its cast is united and making a difference. Oneika Phillips, who starred in the 2012 return engagement, put out a call to her cast mates to come together for the #DontRush Challenge. 'It evolved into an even more meaningful project with layers of celebration such as aligning with the ten-year anniversary of the show's 11 Tony nominations, including Sahr as Fela and Lillias White as Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. A decade ago, we were at the height of breaking ceilings and blowing minds on Broadway,' writes Phillips.

Abena Koomson Videos

VIDEO: Watch Oneika Phillips, Lillias White and More Come Together to Spread Joy with Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Oneika Phillips, Lillias White and More Come Together to Spread Joy with FELA!

by Stage Tube - May 26, 2020

It's been over a decade since Fela! first took Broadway by storm, and still, in 2020, its cast is united and making a difference. Oneika Phillips, who starred in the 2012 return engagement, put out a call to her cast mates to come together for the #DontRush Challenge. 'It evolved into an even more meaningful project with layers of celebration such as aligning with the ten-year anniversary of the show's 11 Tony nominations, including Sahr as Fela and Lillias White as Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. A decade ago, we were at the height of breaking ceilings and blowing minds on Broadway,' writes Phillips.

STAGE 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 Tony¬ģ 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.

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.

STAGE TUBE: FELA!'s Director and Choreographer Bill T. Jones Profiled on NBC Nightly News
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2010

As a nod to Black History Month, during the course of the week NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams pays tribute to a series of history makers, including FELA!'s Bill T. Jones. In the video piece below, Anne Curry profiles Jones and speaks to the Tony Award-winning director and choreographer him about his career, achievements and the tremendous success of FELA!

STAGE TUBE: FELA! Video Diaries‚Ä"A Day in the Life of a Swing
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 29, 2010

See what it's like to dance in the shoes of one of Fela!'s 'swing' performers in this video diary.

STAGE TUBE: FELA! Performs On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 22, 2010

Fela!, the new musical based on the life and music of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, will open on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) tonight. Performances began on Monday, October 19

STAGE TUBE: Sting and Alicia Keys Rave About FELA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 19, 2009

Sting and Alicia Keys were amongst other well-known music and entertainment personalities to visit the Broadway sensation Fela! during its first week run, and the praise for this dazzling production was unanimous.


Abena Koomson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Abena Koomson been in?
Abena Koomson has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Abena Koomson been in?
Abena Koomson has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Abena Koomson been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (IT Awards) for Cozi Sa Wala: Magic Words .