This certainly sounds a lot more interesting that the new Shrek musical.
Music by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Conceived & Written by Bill T. Jones & Jim Lewis
Choreographed & Directed by Bill T. Jones
Previews Begin July 29 – Save Over 30%!
USE CODE NYTW07 for discount tix:
$41.25 July 29-Sept 3
$51.25 Sep 5-Sep 21
In this new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones with a book by Jim Lewis, audiences are welcomed into the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), Fela! explores his controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician. Featuring many of Fela’s most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones’s imaginative staging, this new show is a provocative hybrid of concert, dance and musical theater.
Watch a promo video for Fela! after the jump.