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Published: 2013/01/07

Hit Musical FELA to Begin National Tour

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical FELA!, which deals with the life of legendary Afrobeat pioneer and political activist Fela Kuti, will begin its national tour later this month. The cast, which now includes Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, will make its first stop at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC January 29-February 10, before heading across the country. The tour will make stops in Detroit, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Seattle, Oakland and more. FELA! features musical arrangements by Antibalas trombonist Aaron Johnson and other members of the group have played in the show’s pit band. The musical was nominated for 11 Tony Awards in 2010 and managed to take home trophies for Best Choreography, Best Costume Design of a Musical and Best Sound Design of a Musical. The full list of upcoming dates can be viewed below and tickets to the shows can be purchased here.

FELA! 2013 National Tour

Washington, DC//Shakespeare Theatre Company//January 29-February 10
Detroit, MI//Music Hall//February 12-17
Chicago, IL//Arie Crown Theater//February 19-23 (6 Performances)
Charlotte, NC//Blumenthal Performing Arts//February 25 – 26
Atlanta, GA//Fox Theater//February 28 – March 3 (6 Performances)
Schenectady, NY//Proctors Theater//March 8-9
Nashville, TN//TBA//March 12-14
Memphis, TN//TBA//March 15-17
Miami, FL//Adrienne Arsht Center//March 19-24 (8 Performances)
Cleveland, OH//Palace Theater//April 2-4
Tucson, AZ//UA Centennial Hall//April 12-13
Tempe, AZ//Gammage//April 23-24
Los Angeles, CA//Ahmanson Theatre//April 25-May 5
Dallas, TX//Winspear Opera House//May 7 – 19
Seattle, WA//The Paramount Theater//May 28 – June 2 (8 Performances)
Oakland, CA//TBA//June 5-9

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