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Photographer Sues FELA! For Unauthorized Photograph Use
by Abigail Arnold - Jul 29, 2010

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

FELA! to be Honored by New York City 7/29
by Gabrielle Sierra - 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.

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.

FELA! 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.

St. 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.

FELA! To Perform At The Village Voice OBIE Awards 5/17
by Gabrielle Sierra - 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.

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.

FELA! 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.

FELA! Records Cast Album Today; Gets 6/8 Release
by Lauren Wolman - 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.

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.

St. Ann's Gala to Feature FELA!'s Ngaujah and the FELA! Band, 5/3
by Jeff Dennhardt - 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.

FELA! Celebrates 100th Performance 2/19
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 18, 2010

Fela!, the critically acclaimed new musical based on the life and music of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, will celebrate its 100th performance on Friday, February 19 @ 8pm.

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.

Photo Coverage: FELA! Honors The Actors Fund
by Brian Estrada - Jan 26, 2010

FELA!, currently playing at the Eugene O'Neill on Broadway starring Lillias White and Sahr Ngaujah, dedicated the January 25th performance last night to The Actors Fund, granting proceeds to the fund in support of their programs and services.

FELA! Dedicates Special Performance to The Actors Fund, Jan. 25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2010

FELA!, currently playing at the Eugene O'Neill on Broadway starring Lillias White and Sahr Ngaujah, will dedicate the January 25th performance to The Actors Fund, granting proceeds to the fund in support of their programs and services. The curtain rises on Monday the 25th at 8:00pm. For information on The Actor's fund, visit www.actorsfund.org.

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

FELA! Dedicates Special Performance to The Actors Fund, Jan. 25
by Jeff Dennhardt - Jan 20, 2010

FELA!, currently playing at the Eugene O'Neill on Broadway starring Lillias White and Sahr Ngaujah, will dedicate the January 25th performance to The Actors Fund, granting proceeds to the fund in support of their programs and services. The curtain rises on Monday the 25th at 8:00pm. For information on The Actor's fund, visit www.actorsfund.org.

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.

FELA! Adds Wednesday Mats.; Pushes Sunday Performances to 3pm for New Year
by Jessica Lewis - Dec 18, 2009

Producers Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter and Will & Jada Pinkett Smith announced today that beginning January 6, the new critically acclaimed Broadway musical Fela! will add Wednesday matinee performances to its weekly schedule and push back Sunday matinee times to 3pm. The new schedule, beginning Tuesday, January 5 will be as follows: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm, Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm (except Sunday, January 10 when curtain is 2pm).

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