Beyonce Invests In B’way “Fela!”

fela1“Fela!,” Bill T. Jones’s rousing musical about Nigerian political activist and Afrobeat creator Fela Kuti (played by Sahr Ngaujah, pictured) is coming to Broadway. The show, which played last September at the off-Broadway theater 37 Arts, will open at the Eugene O’Neill in October. Investors in the $11 million production are likely to include Alicia Keys, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, all of whom are big fans of the show. Here’s my FT review of “Fela!”

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