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NEW YORK -- Former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams is joining the latest national tour of the musical "Fela!"
Producers said Thursday the si...
NEW YORK — R&B diva Patti LaBelle has agreed to pay $100,000 to a Manhattan woman who accused her of hurling curses and water at her and her 18-...
I was born in Nigeria in 1969 and lived through Fela's revolutionary years. I remember 1977 like it was yesterday. There were 3 major events that year...
Any stage show that attempts to conjure the spirit and spectacle of Fela Anikilapo Kuti had better be good, and the award-winning play Fela! certainly lives up to the legend.
What if we could dance with the rebels in the mountains of Libya, or with al Qaeda in the deserts of Afghanistan, or with soldiers on the borders of Israel and Syria?
NEW YORK — The audience at Thursday's performance of "Fela!" on Broadway got an extra thrill when an unannounced guest arrived – the first...
Fela! relies on its narrator to become our leader, our beacon of hope, and our hero for the night.
The illustrious audience received I Dream in the spirit in which it was presented: as a fresh twist on an old story.
Last night over 12,000 eager listeners packed every inch of the Prospect Park Bandhell while thousands more waited outside of the gates when they we...
This is Tony nominations week. To get you all in the mood to celebrate the golden disk, I am answering another set of questions about the Tony rules.
After my last Tony column, I received emails asking follow-up questions. This is my attempt to answer two of them.
I could offer my predictions on who will win a Tony, but the writing of that might bore me to sleep. That right there expresses my problem with the majority of the season's offerings -- even most of the good wasn't that exciting.
The Broadway show, which is a powerful cocktail of music and dance and politics, doesn't provide much detail about the rotten state of Nigeria. It is, after all, a musical.
I took a special interest in Charles Isherwood's critical review of "Fela!" in light of my incredible and unforgettable experience of traveling to Lagos, Nigeria with my band.
It remains to be seen whether Fela! can survive its producers' blunders and triumph on Broadway. Hopefully it will--it's something different.
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