Jay Z & Jada Pinkett produce Broadway Play!

Jay Z

Jay-Z 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 off-Broadway last summer, arrived on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. The official opening is set for Monday, November 23 and will be attended by celebrity producers. Fela! is directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening), with a book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones. For more information about Fela! please visit www.FelaOnBroadway.com

Fela Kuti remains a cultural force with an increasing importance. Knitting Factory recently announced that throughout 2010 they will remaster and reissue all 45 Fela titles in unique digi-packs with the original artwork, each with a vinyl release and specially curated box-sets to come. This reissue series will mark the first time all of the titles will be released on vinyl in North America, and also the first official release of the entire catalog of Fela's 1960s highlife band Koola Lobitos. The first release of the series is "The Best Of The Black President," which compiles 13 of the most popular Fela compositions.

The deluxe edition of the CD comes with a DVD featuring segments from the film Music is the Weapon, performances from the Berlin Jazz Festival, Music As A Weapon, Teacher Don't Teach Me No Nonesense, Fela At Glastonbury Festival and interviews with choreographer/director Bill T. Jones and Fela biographer Carlos Moore.


For more of the latest news go to www.exclusivemag.net or follow me online at www.myspace.com/exclusivemag | www.twitter.com/exclusivemag | www.youtube.com/joerugz | www.joerugby.com | http://www.linkedin.com/in/joerugby

Views: 13

Tags: Exclusive Magazine, Jada Pinkett, Jay Z, Joe Rugby

Comment

You need to be a member of ThisIs50.com to add comments!

Join ThisIs50.com





Upcoming Releases

Members

 


Example Searches:
music, girls, Bentley

Latest Activity

Instant Classic Productionz commented on NewMusic's blog post Manolo Rose - Run Ricky Run (Official Music Video)
"There is nothing good about this record."
5 minutes ago
NatashaG posted a status
""Every choice you make has an end result." –Zig Ziglar"
1 hour ago
Kareem Williams posted blog posts
1 hour ago
N!K*westside*CAL! da BULL SHARK! commented on ChasinDatPaper's blog post Chris Brown & Tyga - Fan Of A Fan (Album Cover) *UPDATE* Tracklist Added - 50 Cent, T.I., Pusha T & More Featured
"SMP your fuuckin dumb. You f*** are basing the album off of its cover. They didnt say it was a "hiphop Album" Listen to the album before judge it like the lil hater you are. I bet you jack off to your favorite rapper!"
2 hours ago
AUTHINTIK commented on ChasinDatPaper's blog post Azealia Banks Goes In On Kendrick Lamar For His Comments About Michael Brown & Blacks Lack Of Self Respect *UPDATE* Lupe Fiasco & Kid Cudi Jump In The Beef
"LUPE THAT DUDE. HE KILLED THAT B****. LOL SHE NEED TO SHUT DA F*** UP"
2 hours ago
AUTHINTIK commented on NewMusic's blog post Hollow Da Don - Yola (Prod. By Ghxst Beats)
"HOLLOW DA DON MY MAN BUT THIS TRACK AINT ALL OF THAT. I STILL F**** WIT EM BUT HE CAN PUT OUT SOMEHOTTER S*** THEN THIS"
2 hours ago
tyris commented on NewMusic's blog post Manolo Rose - Run Ricky Run (Official Music Video)
"Concept on fleek"
2 hours ago
CHAASAHN shared ChasinDatPaper's blog post on Facebook
2 hours ago

© 2015   Created by 50 Cent.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service

© 2012   Created by 50 Cent.   Powered by .

Badges  |  Help  |  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy