Scheduled to shut its doors in January 2011, the Jay-Z, Will & Jada Pinket Smith Broadway Musical FELA is trying to go out on top. Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist Patti LaBelle will join the cast of the hit Award-winning Broadway musical on Tuesday, September 14, taking over the role of Fela’s mother (Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti). “I am both thrilled and honored to be joining the cast of FELA! on Broadway, says Miss LaBelle in a statement. âAfter seeing the show, I was struck by the choreography and work of Bill T. Jones, and the passion and joy that overflows from the stage. Fela’s mother, Funmilayo, was a strong, truly inspiring woman and I am so privileged to be able to pay tribute to her on the Broadway stage.” The musical is set in the nightclub where FELA (played alternately by Sahr Ngaujah and Kevin Mambo) regularly performed his pioneering Afrobeat music.
Legendary singer, songwriter and actress Patti LaBelle is getting ready to make a major splash on the stage! The iconic Grammy Award-winning artist recently announced that she will be joining the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical FELA. She’ll take over the role of Sandra Isadore in performances which begin July 30th at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City.
FELA has been wowing audiences since its debut in 2009, with its incredible music, vibrant costumes and captivating story about Nigeria’s renowned Afrobeat composer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Now that LaBelle is set to join this already amazing production, it’s sure to become even more electrifying than ever before!
Theater fans are absolutely thrilled by LaBelle’s involvement, as they know her powerful presence and infectious energy will be an absolute blast to experience firsthand. Get your tickets now so you can witness first-hand what promises to be one of the most magical theatrical experiences around – Patti LaBelle performing in FELA!
Overview Of The Musical Fela
Fela is an award-winning Broadway musical that has been captivating audiences since its debut in 2009. The show tells the story of Nigerian music icon and political activist Fela Kuti, featuring a mix of his classic Afrobeat tunes as well as original compositions written for the production. It’s a vibrant celebration of life and culture, full of energy and emotion, which makes it easy to see why this show has become so popular over the years.
The cast members are all incredibly talented performers who bring Fela’s songs to life with their powerful vocals and dynamic choreography. In addition, they also deliver stunning performances that capture both the joys and struggles of living under oppressive regimes in Nigeria during the 1970s and 1980s, when Fela was at his most active politically. Recently, legendary singer Patti LaBelle joined the cast as one of Fela’s mothers, adding yet another layer to this already remarkable musical experience.
Fela continues to be a crowd pleaser thanks to its blend of uplifting music, passionate message, and spectacular dance numbers. Whether you’re looking for something new or want to revisit some old favorites from Fela’s catalogue, there’s no doubt you’ll find something inspiring in this production – making it worth seeing time after time again!
Acclaimed Singer Patti Labelle Joins Cast
Adding to this already remarkable production is the acclaimed singer Patti LaBelle, who recently joined the cast as one of Fela’s mothers. Her powerful vocals and dynamic performance have been a hit with audiences everywhere, making her an instant favorite in the show.
LaBelle has said that it’s been an honor for her to be part of such an inspiring musical experience and she believes that music can bring people together – no matter their differences or backgrounds. With her unique style and undeniable talent, there’s no doubt she will add even more life to this vibrant celebration of culture and history.
The addition of LaBelle marks yet another milestone in the success of Fela on Broadway, proving that its timeless message resonates with both old and new fans alike. Whether you’re looking for some classic Afrobeat tunes or a heartfelt story about living under oppression, Fela promises something for everyone – making it worth seeing time after time again!
The award-winning musical FELA has just gotten even better with the addition of renowned singer Patti LaBelle. Her star power brings an extra layer of excitement to the show, and her amazing talent will bring a whole new energy to the production.
I’m sure FELA’s audience members are thrilled to have such a great artist on stage as part of their experience! Patti LaBelle is known for her powerful voice that can electrify any crowd, and I’m sure she won’t disappoint in this role. She’ll no doubt add something special to the already spectacular show, making it all the more captivating for theater lovers everywhere.
It’s always exciting when acclaimed musicians join Broadway productions like FELA – it shows how important music is to creating a truly immersive theatrical experience. With someone as talented as Patti LaBelle now involved, I’m sure everyone is looking forward to what this show will offer us next!
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