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THEATER REVIEW: Theatergoers can't stay in their seats during 'Fela!' 

"Boston audiences are notorious for staying in their seats. They’ll give the occasional end-of-show standing ovation, of course, but that often means a percentage of them are also heading to the exits. That’s part of what makes what’s happening at Boston’s Cutler Majestic these days so unusual – the national tour of “Fela!” actually has theatergoers up and dancing during the show."

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The MetroWest Daily News

Fela! Tour Brings the Pulse and Politics of Nigerian Music Star Fela Kuti to Life 

"Fela! producer Stephen Hendel says the Broadway musical about Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, now on tour, is 'the great achievement of my life.'"

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Talented, energetic Ngaujah drives engaging 'Fela!' 

"Sahr Ngaujah is definitely a candidate to claim the title of "hardest-working-man in show business." Whether singing, dancing, beat-boxing or playing a mean saxophone, Ngaujah dazzles throughout as Fela Anikulapo Kuti..."

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Chicago Daily Herald


Monday, January 1


From a team of producers including Jay-Z and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith comes FELA! Directed by Bill T. Jones, this provocative hybrid of dance, theater and music explores the extravagant world of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and has become an international sensation having been performed in three continents.

A triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, FELA! is the true story of Kuti, who created a type of music, Afrobeat, and mixed these pounding eclectic rhythms (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies) with incendiary lyrics that openly attacked the corrupt and oppressive military dictatorships that rule Nigeria and much of Africa. Featuring many of Fela Kuti's most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones's visionary staging, FELA! reveals Kuti's controversial life as an artist and political activist and celebrates his pioneering music.

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