Fela!

Musical - Original

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

  • First Preview: October 19, 2009
  • Opening Date: November 23, 2009
  • Closing Date: January 2, 2011
  • Previews: 34
  • Performances: 463

Book: Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis

Lyrics: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

Music: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

Synopsis

Conceived by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis and Stephen Hendel, Fela! explores the life of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the Nigerian artist, activist, composer and performer.

Official

Website:
felaonbroadway.com

Facebook:
facebook.com/FELAmusical

Twitter:
@FelaMusical

 

Opening Night Cast

Sahr Ngaujah in Fela! Sahr Ngaujah Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Kevin Mambo in Fela! Kevin Mambo Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Lillias White in Fela! Lillias White Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti
Saycon Sengbloh in Fela! Saycon Sengbloh Sandra Isadore
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Opening Night Production Credits

Jim Lewis Jim Lewis Book
Bill T. Jones Bill T. Jones Book
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Music
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Lyrics
Jim Lewis Jim Lewis Additional Lyrics
Aaron Johnson Aaron Johnson Additional Music
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Awards


Astaire Awards

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2010 Outstanding Choreographer of a Broadway Show Bill T. Jones Winner
2010 Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show Nicole Chantal de Weever
Hettie Barnhill
Lauren De Veaux
Elasea Douglas
Rujeko Dumbutshena
Catherine Foster
Shaneeka Harrell
Chanon Judson
Shakira Marshall
Afi Bijou
Jill Marie Vallery
Iris Wilson
Aimee Graham Wodobode
Oneika Phillips
Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2009 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Sahr Ngaujah Nominee
2009 Outstanding Choreography Bill T. Jones Nominee
2009 Outstanding Musical   Nominee
2009 Outstanding Orchestrations Aaron Johnson
Antibalas
Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2009 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2010 Outstanding Choreographer Bill T. Jones Winner
2010 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2010 Theatre World Award Sahr Ngaujah Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2010 Actor in a Musical Sahr Ngaujah Nominee
2010 Book of a Musical Jim Lewis
Bill T. Jones
Nominee
2010 Choreography Bill T. Jones Winner
2010 Costume Design of a Musical Marina Draghici Winner
2010 Direction of a Musical Bill T. Jones Nominee
2010 Featured Actress in a Musical Lillias White Nominee
2010 Lighting Design of a Musical Robert Wierzel Nominee
2010 Musical   Nominee
2010 Orchestrations Aaron Johnson Nominee
2010 Scenic Design of a Musical Marina Draghici Nominee
2010 Sound Design of a Musical Robert Kaplowitz Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jan. 2, 2011 32 $997,714
$982,981
$382,879 $105.10
$225.00
9493
1030
9
0
102.41% 9.26%
Dec. 26, 2010 31 $614,835
$764,541
$1,118 $91.55
$225.00
6716
1030
7
0
93.15% -0.45%
Dec. 19, 2010 30 $613,717
$873,761
$46,450 $79.57
$225.00
7713
1030
8
0
93.60% 5.37%
Dec. 12, 2010 29 $567,267
$873,761
- $78.03
$225.00
7270
1030
8
0
88.23% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $2,793,533
$3,495,044
  $88.56 31192
32960
32
0
94.64 %  
Cumulative
  $31,991,438
$53,816,032
  $73.91
$225.00
428660
511910
463
34
83.74 %  
 
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