Fela! Comes to Atlanta




OCTOBER 11 – 16, 2011



ATLANTA, GA (July 11, 2011)-Following hugely successful runs on Broadway and across the pond in London, England and Lagos, Nigeria, the 3-Time Tony Award winning musical FELA! returns stateside and hits entertainment Mecca, Atlanta, GA.

FELA!, a provocative hybrid of dance, theatre and music, exploring the extravagant, and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti is a fantastic and stunning show. The production premieres at The Atlantic Civic Center beginning on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 through  Sunday, October 16, 2011.

Tickets for FELA! go on sale this Friday, July 15. Tickets will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at The Atlanta Civic Center Box Office beginning August 15. For group inquiries of 15 or more, call 1 (877) 737-1232 or email felagroups@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.atlantaciviccenter.com or www.felaonbroadway.com
.  All Opening Night Seats just $39.50, plus ticketing fees.

FELA! Directed by legendary award winning Bill T. Jones is based on the life of  Nigerian musician and Human Rights activist, Fela Kuti. FELA’s  soulful Afrobeat rhythms which he created ignited a  sea change in 20th century music. It is a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, featuring Kuti’s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony Award-winner Bill T. Jones.

FELA! reveals Kuti’s controversial life as an artist and political activist and celebrates his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies). Inspired by his mother, a civil rights champion, Kuti defied a corrupt and oppressive military government and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and human dignity.

FELA! received its world premiere Off-Broadway in September 2008, where it won the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, before transferring to Broadway’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre in November 2009 where its accolades included three 2010 Tony Awards®, for Best Choreography, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Design, and an Astaire Award for Bill T. Jones’ choreography.

During its critically acclaimed, hugely successful run on Broadway FELA! was praised as “an exuberant celebration” by the Associated Press, “an ecstatic phenomenon” by Time Out New York, “explosive” by Backstage and as “an experience unlike anything you’ve ever experienced” by Broadway.com.

FELA! is directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones, with a book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones, and music and lyrics by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Conceived by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis and Stephen Hendel, the design and Tony Award winning costumes are by Marina Draghici, lighting design by Robert Wierzel and the Tony Award winning sound design by Robert Kaplowitz.

FELA! produced by Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter and Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, is truly one of Broadway’s most stunning achievements.

FELA! Performance Schedule

Tuesday – Friday at 8 PM
Saturday at 3 PM & 8 PM
Sunday at 3 PM & 7:30 PM

For more information about FELA! please visit www.FelaOnBroadway.com.
For production photography, please email ljstewartprpro@aol.com or itisdoneforyou@aol.com

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