The spirited Tony-winning musical Fela!
returns to Broadway as part of the production's current world tour. The expressionistic docu-rock musical explores the true-life details of Nigerian Afrobeat musician and revolutionary political figure Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, played by Sahr Ngaujah
, who originated the role on Broadway. Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Bill T. Jones
features a book by Jones and Jim Lewis
and utilizes Kuti's own funk- and jazz-fueled music. Officially opening on July 12, the show will have a 32-performance encore run at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.