Fela On Broadway Celebrates Its 400th Performance!
The Tony-Award winning musical Fela recently celebrated its 400th performance. What a great honor! (The cast and production crew received three Tony’s at this year’s Tony Awards! Nollywood superstars Ramsey Noah and Uche Jombo are counted as fans of the musical as we reported. )
The show, produced by Jay-Z, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, focus on the King of Afro-beat Fela Kuti. R&B legend Patti LaBelle joined the cast and can seen performing on Broadway through January 2, 2010.
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Fela on Broadway at the 2010 Tony Awards
Patti LaBelle joins Fela on Broadway Cast
Here’s to another successful 400, Fela on Broadway! I’m curious to see if this good news will increase the mainstream’s focus on retelling rich African stories on Broadway.