Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Arts.Advocacy+Wellness: "Everybody Say Yeah Yeah - FELA!""

FELA! The Broadway Musical
Brings home 11 TONY Nominations
including BEST MUSICAL!

Arts.Advocacy+Wellness and Cornelius Jones Jr. honor the cast, crew, and creative team of FELA! for making Landmark History and claiming 11 TONY Nominations for the 2009-2010 TONY Award Season.

The Award Ceremony will Broadcast LIVE from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS television network Sunday, June 13, 2010.

Here is a highlight of the Nominations:

  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical: Jim Lewis & Bill T. Jones
  • Best Actor: Sahr Ngaujah
  • Best Featured Actress: Lillias White
  • Best Direction: Bill T. Jones
  • Best Choreography: Bill T. Jones
  • Best Orchestrations: Aaron Johnson
  • Best Scenic Design: Marina Draghici
  • Best Costume Design: Marina Draghici
  • Best Lighting Design: Robert Wierzel
  • Best Sound Design: Robert Kaplowitz

FELA!, new Broadway musical based on the life of Fela Anikulpo Kuti. An internationally known and traveled Nigerian born composer/musician, celebrated as the pioneer of Afrobeat music. He was an active human rights and political activist. His nonconformist voice landed him amongst political battles and debates that would, at times, land him in jail. Inspired by his mother, a civil rights champion, he defied a corrupt and oppressive military government and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and human dignity. Fela Kuti died on August 2, 1997 from AIDS related complications.


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