In FELA!, audiences are welcomed into the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), FELA! explores Kuri’s controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician. Conceived by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis and Stephen Hendel.
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Theatre: Eugene O’Neill Theatre
239 West 49th St. Btwn Bway and 8th Ave.
New York, NY
Opening: November 23, 2009
Tuesday and Sunday at 7pm
Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2pm
Running Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes, one 15-minute intermission.
Tickets: $55 – $122
Music: FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI
Book: JIM LEWIS & BILL T. JONES
Directed: BILL T. JONES
Choreographed: BILL T. JONES
Sets & Costumes: MARINA DRAGHICI
Lighting: ROB WIERZEL
Sound: ROB KAPLOWITZ