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‘Fela!’ The Musical Returning To Broadway For 4-Week Engagement Next Month

'Fela!' The Musical Returning To Broadway For 4-Week Engagement Next Month

Good news for you New Yorkers who never got to se the Tony Award-winning musical during its 14-month run on Broadway, before closing last year…

The producers of Fela! confirmed today that the show will return for a four-week engagement at the Al Hirschfeld Theater next month (part of the show’s ongoing world tour).

The biographical staging of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, which stars Tony nominee Sahr Ngaujah, under the direction of Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones, is scheduled to run from July 9 to August 4, before shipping off to Australia and Japan. 

Fela! opened on Broadway in November 2009, received 11 Tony nominations that season, and won 3 – for choreography, costumes (for a musical) and sound design (for a musical).

Since closing, Fela! has been touring (and continues to tour) the world.

Pefect show for the summer. I saw it; loved it; recommend it; see it!

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got to see it when it premiered in NYC. Outstanding!


Saw it when it blew through Chicago in late March/early April. I dug it…

other song

Great play! My father totally loved it and it was quite entertaining.

Adam Scott Thompson

More plays should be filmed and distributed (and not of the chitlin' variety). I would loved to have caught Denzel in "Julius Caesar," if only at the nearest cineplex.


Saw it twice and will see it again this summer.


I'm glad it's coming back! I'm trying to find more info… is Saycon Sengbloh going to be in the revival?

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