‘FELA!’ returning to Chicago
BY SUN-TIMES STAFF December 13, 2012 5:02PM
“FELA!,” the stage musical based on the life of Fela Kuti, will return to Chicago for six performances, Feb. 19-23, 2013, at the Arie Crown Theater, 2301 South Lake Shore Drive. Directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones, with a book by Jones and Jim Lewis, and music and lyrics by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the story — about corrupt military dictatorships of Nigeria and Africa — unfolds amid a pastiche of jazz, funk and African rhythm, harmonies and dance.
Tickets, $20-$70, are available by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com and at the Arie Crown Theater box office.