The Life of Fela Kuti Coming to Off-Broadway in FELA!

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Ruth & Stephen Hendel and Roy Gabay present the world premiere of Fela!, a new musical based on the life of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award winner Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening) with a book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones, Fela! will feature Kuti’s rousing music performed live onstage by Antibalas and other members of the New York Afrobeat community. This limited Off-Broadway run will begin performances at 37 Arts (450 West 37th Street @ 10th Avenue) on Tuesday, August 5 and play through September 21. The official opening is set for Thursday, September 4. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the 37 Arts box office at (212) 560-8912.

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