Fela on Broadway! The Revolutionary Musical Show

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Eugene O'Neill Theater

230 West 49th Street New York, NY 10038

Two hours and 40 minutes, one 15-minute intermission

November 23rd, 2009 (Open-Ended)

Broadway Musical

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The Fela on Broadway is the original musical show is coming soon to the theatres. Fela Kuti, the legendary African singer and the creator of Afrobeat music is performing live on stage. Not literally, but the story of his life is portrayed in this musical. This is a real story of a true hero who was arrested for more than 200 times in his entire life. He inspired and influenced people through his work of art and politics. This is not fiction but a touching tale of an extraordinary hero. Fela Anikulapo Kuti is a known revolutionary music composer and his soul stirring music will be played live on stage. His music is a blend of jazz, funk, traditional Yoruba and African rhythm; hence the term Afrobeat music. The musical stars Sahr Ngaujah and is directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones.


The story of this legendary music composer has several twists and turns and comes across as a work of fiction. However, the play portrays the true-life of this musician who died of AIDS. He was usually surrounded by controversies due to his political aspirations. Fela was sent to London by his parents to study medicine, but fate had something else in store for him. He was more inclined towards music and studied composition along with his medical studies. Soon, he formed a band in 1961 and was a hit in London nightclubs. Not just that, he traveled throughout the world and spread his unique music. He was not into politics until he came in contact with the work of Malcolm X, who inspired him to take up Black Nationalism seriously. The result was Fela’s return to Lagos and political activism. He fought against oppression, the military and the African government. He contested for the Presidential election, but was not successful. His music transformed into a revolution. A musical revolution, if we may call it. His life was full of thrilling plots, though unbelievable, but true. Some truths about his life are startling enough to seem fictional. For instance, he was arrested for more than 200 times in his life. Isn’t that astounding? Well, that’s him for you.

How To Book Your Tickets

Fela on Broadway Broadway will begin on November 23rd, 2009 and the tickets can be purchased online. Be careful while buying the tickets online as there are several unauthorized ticket dealers. Locate an authorized ticket seller to avoid last minute disappointment. Though the tickets are available at the box office two hours prior to the show, but you may not get the seats of your choice. Advance booking ensures that you get the best seats and do not have to stand in long queues at the box office. There are several advantages of booking Fela On Broadway tickets online and the most obvious one is that they can be booked from the comfort of your home. Moreover, the tickets are delivered at your doorstep with your choice of seats.

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