Ahmanson Theatre to Now Present Fela! in December
The change was necessitated by the previously reported cancellation of the Funny Girl revival, which forced the theater to make changes to its season.
Fela! is about Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's controversial life as artist, political activist, and revolutionary musician. It features his rousing music performed live onstage by Antibalas and other members of the NYC Afrobeat community, under the direction of Aaron Johnson. The production also features musical arrangements and additional music by Johnson and Jordan McLean.
The show is directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones, with a book by Jim Lewis and Jones.