Mar. 06, 2012 03:27PM EST
Check out FELA!'s Philadelphia production at the Kimmel Center.
<p>As seen at our <a href="http://www.okayplayer.com/news/philly-fela-opens-at-the-kimmel-center-32-325.html" target="_blank">Okayplayer</a> main channel, <strong>FELA!</strong>'s Philadelphia production hits soon:</p><p></p><blockquote>The award-winning Broadway musical devoted to the life of "Africa's first rock-star" <strong><a href="http://www.okayplayer.com/news/okayafrica-audio-fela-kuti-live-in-detroit-1986.html">Fela Anikulapo Kuti</a></strong>, <em>FELA!</em> is coming to Philly. The Philadelphia run--March 20th through the 25th at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts--represents an odd kind of homecoming for the Afrobeat musical, since it was producers (and Philly natives) <strong>Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson</strong> and <strong>Will "Fresh Prince" Smith</strong> who in many ways made its original Broadway run possible.<p>In case you don't know what I am talking about, here's what they said about the musical: "An Ecstatic Phenomenon!" which "Radiates Joy!" And here's what they said about the man: "He was Afrobeat, he lived Afrobeat and he definitely smoked Afrobeat." Find full details after the jump and smoke it for yourself.</p></blockquote><p><strong>UPDATE: </strong>As a nod to our <strong>Okayplayer</strong> familia and head honcho <strong>Questlove</strong>, the people at <strong>FELA!</strong>'s Philadelphia team are giving audiences a <strong>$20 discount</strong> if you use promo code "QUEST" when buying tickets online. <a href="https://tickets.kimmelcenter.org/APO/apo.aspx?apo_no=QUEST" target="_blank">Grab yours now</a>!</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><strong>FELA!</strong>'s Philadelphia production</p><p>In association with The Shubert Organization</p><p>Academy of Music</p><p>260 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA</p><p>Box Office: 215.893.1999</p><p>Tuesday, March 20 - Sunday, March 25</p><p>Dates & Times:</p><p>Tuesday, March 20 7:30pm</p><p>Wednesday, March 21 7:30pm</p><p>Thursday, March 22 7:30pm</p><p>Friday, March 23 8pm</p><p>Saturday, March 24 2pm</p><p>Saturday, March 24 8pm</p><p>Sunday, March 25 1pm</p><p>Sunday, March 25 6:30pm</p><p>Purchase tickets via <a href="http://www.kimmelcenter.org/events/?id=4032#" target="_blank">The Kimmel Center</a></p><p> </p>
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