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Curran Theatre Welcomes FELA!, 11/15-12/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2011

SHN is thrilled to announce FELA! as the 7th and final show in SHN's upcoming 2011-2012 Season. FELA! , directed by Bill T. Jones, is a provocative hybrid of dance, theatre and music exploring the extravagant world of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. The show has become an international sensation having been performed in three continents. FELA! will play November 15 - December 11 at San Francisco's Curran Theatre (445 Geary Street) which operates under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays. Tickets for FELA! are currently available by subscribing to SHN's 2011-2012 Season. Individual tickets will go on sale in late September. Click here to see Carole Shorenstein Hays announce FELA!

Sahr Ngaujah On Board for US Tour of FELA!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 22, 2011

With 11 Tony ¬ģ Award nominations including Best Musical and Best Director of a Musical & Best Choreography for Bill T. Jones, the upcoming US tour of FELA! is set to be led by Sahr Ngaujah, who originated the role on Broadway. The tour will play the following US cities: Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Tempe, and Washington.

Curran Theatre Welcomes FELA!, 11/15-12/11
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 2, 2011

SHN is thrilled to announce FELA! as the 7th and final show in SHN's upcoming 2011-2012 Season. FELA! , directed by Bill T. Jones, is a provocative hybrid of dance, theatre and music exploring the extravagant world of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. The show has become an international sensation having been performed in three continents. FELA! will play November 15 - December 11 at San Francisco's Curran Theatre (445 Geary Street) which operates under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays. Tickets for FELA! are currently available by subscribing to SHN's 2011-2012 Season. Individual tickets will go on sale in late September. Click here to see Carole Shorenstein Hays announce FELA!

FELA! Cast to Perform for Prince of Wales Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2011

The cast of Tony Award-winning musical FELA!, which is coming to London's Sadler's Wells from 20 July - 28 August, has been invited to perform at a reception formembers of Britain's West African-origin community at St James's Palace.

UK FELA! Tour Kicks Off at Sadler's Wells Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2011

The National Theatre's production of FELA! has received an extraordinarily popular and critical reception. Stephen and Ruth Hendel are proud to announce that the first European engagement signed for the international tour is a return to London for a six-week run at the prestigious Sadler's Wells Theatre.

FELA! Cast to Perform for Prince of Wales, July 20
by Lauren Wolman - Jul 7, 2011

The cast of Tony Award-winning musical FELA!, which is coming to London's Sadler's Wells from 20 July - 28 August, has been invited to perform at a reception formembers of Britain's West African-origin community at St James's Palace.

UK FELA! Tour Kicks Off at Sadler's Wells Theatre, Jul. 19
by Jessica Lewis - Jan 20, 2011

The National Theatre's production of FELA! has received an extraordinarily popular and critical reception. Stephen and Ruth Hendel are proud to announce that the first European engagement signed for the international tour is a return to London for a six-week run at the prestigious Sadler's Wells Theatre.

Photo 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!

BroadwayWorld.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.

FELA! Enters Final Weeks, Ends 1/2/2011
by Gabrielle Sierra - Dec 16, 2010

Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Will & Jada Pinkett Smith present Fela!, the multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about the music and life of the revolutionary musician and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, now playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) through January 2, 2011.

FELA! Joins With NABJ For TELLING OUR STORIES With Terry McMillan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2010

The award-winning Broadway musical Fela!, Harlem's Hue Man Bookstore and the Arts and Entertainment Task Force of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) have joined forces to bring a unique promotion to Broadway audiences.

FELA! Joins With NABJ For TELLING OUR STORIES With Terry McMillan
by Gabrielle Sierra - Dec 1, 2010

The award-winning Broadway musical Fela!, Harlem's Hue Man Bookstore and the Arts and Entertainment Task Force of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) have joined forces to bring a unique promotion to Broadway audiences.

FELA! Celebrated One Year On Broadway 11/23
by Gabrielle Sierra - Nov 22, 2010

Fela!, recipient of three 2010 Tony¬ģ Awards including Best Choreography, will celebrate its One Year Anniversary on Broadway on Tuesday, November 23 @ 7pm at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) where it opened a year ago to rapturous reviews.

The National Theatre Presents FELA! UK Premiere, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2010

The National Theatre, one of the world's most prestigious venues, opens FELA!, this season's most heralded new musical on Broadway, on November 16 at The National's Olivier Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Tony¬ģAward-winner Bill T. Jones, FELA! will open in LonDon Starring Sahr Ngaujah, who originated the role and currently appears in the Broadway production. Kevin Mambo, who shares the role with Mr. Ngaujah in NYC, will also join the otherwise all-British cast for a limited run. The Broadway production will continue its open-ended run.

Fela Kuti Book Author Sues Broadway Production
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 8, 2010

According to USA Today, Charles Moore, author of a book about Fela Kuti, has sued the producers of the Broadway musical Fela!. As presented to federal court in Manhattan today, Novemmber 8, Moore claims that producers of the show 'stole his work', and wants performances of the show to stop. Moore, who reportedly declined an offer of $4,000 in 2007 from the show's producers, is seeking at least $5 million.

FELA! Celebrates 400th Performance 11/8
by Gabrielle Sierra - Nov 8, 2010

Fela!, recipient of three 2010 Tony¬ģ Awards including Best Choreography, will celebrate its 400th performance on Tuesday, November 8 @ 7pm.

The National Theatre to Produce FELA!, Previews 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2010

It was announced today that in November 2010, The National Theatre, one of the world's most prestigious venues, will produce FELA!, this season's most heralded new musical on Broadway. Performances at The National's Olivier Theatre are slated to begin Saturday, November 6, with an official Opening Night set for Tuesday, November 16, 2010.

Mambo Takes Over for Nguajah in FELA!
by Nicole Rosky - 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

Photo Coverage: FELA! Receives Equity's ACCA Award
by Walter McBride - Sep 30, 2010

On Tuesday, September 28, FELA! received Actors' Equity Association's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) fourth annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. The award, the only industry award of its kind, honors the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. The award ceremony was held in the Council Room, at Equity's headquarters in the heart of Times Square on Tuesday. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below.

FELA! Receives Equity's ACCA Prize for Outstanding Chorus, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2010

FELA! will receive Actors' Equity Association's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) fourth annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. The award, the only industry award of its kind, honors the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. The award ceremony will be held in the Council Room, at Equity's headquarters in the heart of Times Square on Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

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