“Fela!” Broadway Play Nominated For 11 Tony Awards

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    One of the hottest tickets on Broadway is the musical “Fela!” which details the life of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the father of Afro-beat music.

    The play, which was produced by Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Jay-Z, was nominated for eleven Tony Awards today.

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

    The Tony Awards will be held in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on June 13th, and will be broadcast on CBS.

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