Like we told you, Fela!–the musical theater phenomenon that basically reinvented Broadway for the Okayplayer generation a few years ago—has hit the road. Next stop: Chicago. The musical devoted to the life of “Africa’s first rock-star” Fela Anikulapo Kuti, will be taking over the Oriental Theater at 24 West Randolph Street in Chicago for an extended run from today, March 27th-April 15th. As always we look out for our Okayplayers and in this case we’re hooking you up with a discount code (AFROBEAT) for 30% off your admission. Cop tickets here and find full details after the jump (and we do mean ‘jump’).
Theatre : Oriental Theatre, Chicago Illinois
Dates : March 27, 2012 – April 15, 2012
FELA!, the joyous dance, theater, music spectacle, has thrilled audiences in three continents. The Tony Award® winner, directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones explores the extravagant world of Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti. FELA! comes to Chicago’s Oriental Theater following its sold-out run at London’s prestigious National Theatre where The Guardian’s Michael Billington exclaimed, “It breaks down conventional barriers between stage and auditorium and joins passion and politics. The dancing is ecstatic, the music lifts the spirits, and the stage is alive with movement.” After Ben Brantley of the New York Times raved, “There should be dancing in the streets!” Bill T. Jones earned a Tony Award® for Best Choreographer. He was also given the Astaire Award and received a 2010 Kennedy Center Honor along with Oprah Winfrey.
Ticket prices are $25 to $90.
Groups of 15 or more, now on sale!