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Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child Joins Broadway Musical FELA!

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The 2010 Tony Award winning Broadway musical FELA returns with soome new additions, as Michelle Williams joins the cast.

The shows producers Jay Z, Will and Jada Smith and Ruth and Stephen Hendal confirm the new addition to the returning broadway show, which is set to open on January 29, 2013 at the Sidney Harman Hall in Washington DC.


“I am trilled to join the cast of Fela!,” said Michelle Williams.

A triumphant and inspirational 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 rousing lyrics that openly attacked the corrupt and oppressive military dictatorships that ruled Nigeria and much of Africa. Featuring many of Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones’s visionary staging, the global phenomenon that is Fela! reveals Kuti’s controversial life as an artist and political activist, while at the same time celebrating his pioneering music and committment to the cause of universal human dignity. “More than a musical, an ecstatic phenemenon” (David Cote, Time Out New York), Fela! “Is a spectacularly inspiring hybrid: theater, music, dance, biography, history lesson, political rally, and religious experience. Sublime”(Joyce Kulhawik)


“This musical journey is one that I’ve wanted to be a part of since first seeing it on stage in 2008. The sounds, the passion and the politics of Fela Kuti have long intrigued me and speak to my heart. I am simply honored” said Michelle.

Wishing her all the best on her role and hopefully soon it will tour on our shores!


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