It’s official, Fela! is coming to Broadway

Fela! is coming to Broadway this fall!

After much speculation about the show’s future, producers have posted a promotional YouTube video on the show’s web site that makes it perfectly clear:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “FELA! Coming to Broadway Fall 2009“, posted with vodpod

New York Post theater reporter Michael Riedel broke the news this morning in his On Broadway column.

Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? has been beating the drum — pardon the pun — for getting this fantastic Bill T. Jones-directed Afro-beat musical on the boards of Broadway soon. Producers held Equity chorus calls earlier this month for what was described in audition calls as a possible Broadway engagement, but they refused to talk about their plans for the show.

I guess they’re letting the web site (which I think will need to change its url, since it’s http://www.felaoffbroadway.com) speak for itself.

Riedel reports that Sahr Ngaujah, who channeled the controversial Afro-beat king so well Off-Broadway, will return as the title character when the show begins performances in October at the Eugene O’Neill Theater.

I’m hoping for a word from Ngaujah soon. Stay tuned.

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