Rebellious Fela Resounds with Exotic Joy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2012

'Original: No Artificiality' intones in song Sahr Ngaujah as Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and human rights activist (1938-1997). Originality in everything was indeed what Kuti represented. He travelled the world and not only brought innovations to music with his Afrobeat, but also through exposure to American Black Powerattempted to fight European imperialism and 'change the world'. He unsuccessfully ran for President of Nigeria. In 1977 his mother Funmilayo (Melanie Marshall) was violently assassinated and his wives brutally attacked and raped by the Nigerian military. Despite rejection and humiliation, he never gave up fighting until his death in 1997. (more...)

Rebellious Fela Resounds with Exotic Joy
by Don Grigware - Dec 17, 2011

'Original: No Artificiality' intones in song Sahr Ngaujah as Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and human rights activist (1938-1997). Originality in everything was indeed what Kuti represented. He travelled the world and not only brought innovations to music with his Afrobeat, but also through exposure to American Black Powerattempted to fight European imperialism and 'change the world'. He unsuccessfully ran for President of Nigeria. In 1977 his mother Funmilayo (Melanie Marshall) was violently assassinated and his wives brutally attacked and raped by the Nigerian military. Despite rejection and humiliation, he never gave up fighting until his death in 1997. (more...)

Photo Flash: TheatreWorks Presents CLEMENTINE IN THE LOWER 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2011

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents the world premiere of CLEMENTINE IN THE LOWER 9, a blues-fueled new play by Dan Dietz with music by Justin Ellington, who will also be the Musical Director for this production. (more...)

Mambo Takes Over for Nguajah in FELA!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2010

Tony Award nominee Sahr Nguajah played his final performance as Fela Anikulapo-Kuti on October 10, and Kevin Mambo is taking over as the title character. Mambo, who has won two Daytime Emmy Awards for his appearances on GUiding Light, has been alternating the role with Nguajah since it opened last year. Nguajah is set to star in the upcoming West End production of the show (more...)

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. (more...)

St. 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...)

Photo Coverage: New York City Celebrates Broadway on Broadway 2009 - Backstage Arrivals!
by Peter James Zielinski - Sep 15, 2009

Broadway's brightest stars came out on Sunday afternoon, September 13th to Times Square to celebrate the annual Broadway on Broadway concert! BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there to capture every theatrical moment! (more...)