Last night, May 20, the producers of FELA! hosted a post-theater reception at The Palm in midtown for Broadway national tour presenters from across the country who are in town for the Spring League Conference and for members of the FELA! company in celebration of thier 11 Tony Award nominations - the most of any show this season. In attendence were Tony nominated producers Jay-Z, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Stephen & Ruth Hendel, Tony-nominated director & choreographer Bill T. Jones, and Tony-nominated stars Sahr Ngaujah and Lillias White. BroadwayWorld was also on hand to celebrate.
Others attending included Tony Award-nominees Marina Draghici (Costumes and Sets), Robert Wierzel (Lighting), Robert Kaplowitz (Sound), AaRon Johnson (Orchestrations), Jim Lewis (Best Book of a Musical, with Bill T. Jones).
FELA! is based on the life and music of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. FELA! is currently playing at Broadway's EuGene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street), where it opened to rave reviews on November 23, 2009. Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200 or in-person at The EuGene O'Neill Box Office. For more info, visit FelaOnBroadway.com.
BWW Hi-Res Gallery - Original Version