Jay-Z, Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith join the FELA! Production Team

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Will & Jada Pinkett Smith have enthusiastically joined the producing team of FELA!, the new Broadway musical based on the life and music of African composer and performer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, marking the first Broadway production that these entertainment icons have presented.

The critically acclaimed musical, which played to sold-out crowds dancing in the aisles during its world premiere last summer at Off-Broadway’s 37 Arts, arrived on Broadway at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) on Monday, October 19, 2009. The official opening is set for THIS MONDAY, November 23.

Fela! is directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening), with a book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones.


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