A scene from Fela @ Olivier, National Theatre. Directed by Bill T. Jones.(Opening 16-11-10)©Tristram Kenton 11/10(3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550  Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com
Photo by Tristram Kenton

The Tony-winning musical that knocked the world on its ass when it debuted in 2008–and then rehabilitated its ass with the funkiest kind of physical therapy–is returning to Broadway for a limited time only. The World Tour production of  FELA!–combines members of the original Broadway and National Theatre of London casts into some kind of superhuman all-star Afrobeat dream team and, crucially Sahr Ngaujah (pictured above) reprises his unforgettable lead performance as Fela Kuti. So, if for some reason you f*cked up the 1st time out, you have been granted a reprieve and we recommend you DEFinitely do not miss it this time. The return engagement kicks off on July 9th and continues through a very short run ending August 4th. That is less than 1 month–32 performances total–and 32 X the # of seats in the theater divided by the # of people who urgently need to see this joint = Get Tix Now (And to get a break on the price, use this special Okayplayer/Okayafrica code: FEDGM77. You’re now down with a discount.)

Please believe we are not just saying this because ?uestlove is an above-the-line producer of the show–FELA! has played to critical acclaim around the globe. If you don’t want to take our word for it, take  Time Out’s (“More than a musical. It’s an ecstatic phenomenon!” ) or WGBH Boston’s (“FELA! is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!”). Find full event details after the jump.

Fela!
Al Hirschfeld Theatre
302 West 45th Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York NY 10036

 

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