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      May 5, 2012

      Saturday   7:30 PM (on various days)

      219 Tremont St
      Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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      FELA!, directed by Bill T. Jones, is a provocative hybrid of dance, theatre and music exploring the extravagant world of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. The show has become an international sensation having been performed in three continents. FELA!, comes to Boston for a limited engagement, playing at the Cutler Majestic Theatre Tuesday, April 24 through Sunday, May 6.
      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.
      Olivier and Tony Award-nominated actor Sahr Ngaujah will lead the cast of FELA! He is joined by Melanie Marshall and Paulette Ivory, who co-starred with Ngaujah in the Olivier-nominated Royal National Theatre production. This touring production is a once in a lifetime experience, a glorious amalgam of the original casts of both Broadway and London’s Royal National Theatre.
      FELA! plays at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston, for sixteen performances: Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM (except Wednesday, April 25, at 7:00 PM); Friday evenings at 8:00 PM; Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; and Sundays at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Tickets are priced at $23.50 -$123.50. Tickets for FELA! are on sale at the Paramount Center box office (559 Washington St., Boston’s Theatre District), online at or by calling 617.824.8000.

      Cost: Payment required - 23.50 to 123.50

      Categories: Performing Arts

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