Fela! A New Musical

Theatre
Name: 37 Arts/ Theatre B
Address: 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018
Production Details
First performance date: July 29, 2008
Opening date: September 4, 2008
Closing date: October 5, 2008


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Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Roy Gabay Producer
Ruth Hendel Producer
Stephen Hendel Producer
  
Stephen Hendel Conceiver
Bill T. Jones Conceiver
Jim Lewis Conceiver
Bill T. Jones Book
Jim Lewis Book
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Music
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Lyricist
Aaron Johnson Additional Music
Jordan Mclean Additional Music
Jim Lewis Additional Lyrics
  
Bill T. Jones Director
Niegel Smith Assistant Director
  
Bill T. Jones Choreographer
Maija Garcia Associate Choreographer
  
Marina Draghici Set Designer
Marina Draghici Costume Designer
Rob Wierzel Lighting Designer
Robert Kaplowitz Sound Designer
Peter Nigrini Projection Designer
Katheryn Monthei Assistant Set Designer
Mike Floyd Assistant Costume Designer
Jessica Ford Assistant Costume Designer
Anne Kennedy Assistant Costume Designer
Tarja Martikainen Assistant Costume Designer
Paul Hackenmueller Associate Lighting Designer
G. Benjamin Swope Assistant Lighting Designer
Jessica Paz Assistant Sound Designer
  
Roy Gabay General Manager
Richard Kornberg & Associates Press Representative
  
John Goldman Production Stage Manager
Hilary Austin Assistant Stage Manager
  
Aduro Productions Production Manager
  
Aaron Johnson Conductor
Aaron Johnson Music Direction
Antibalas Arranger
Aaron Johnson Arranger
Nick Movshon Bass
Greg Gonzalez Drums
Marcos Garcia Guitar
Aaron Johnson Keyboards
Stuart Bogie Percussion
Dylan Fusillo Percussion
Marcos Garcia Percussion
Greg Gonzalez Percussion
Alex Harding Percussion
Nick Movshon Percussion
Yoshihiro Takemasa Percussion
Alex Harding Saxophone
Stuart Bogie Tenor Saxophone
Aaron Johnson Trombone
  
Mungioli Theatricals Casting Director

Cast
Actor Role
Anne V. Andre Ensemble
Corey Baker Ensemble
Calvin C. Booker Ensemble
Lauren Deveaux Ensemble
Nicole Chantal DeWeever Ensemble
Rujeko Dumbutshena Ensemble
Aimee Graham Ensemble
Talu Green Ensemble
Karma Mayet Johnson Swing
Abena Koomson Funmilayo
Ismael Kouyate Ensemble
Maia McKinney Ensemble
Sahr Ngaujah Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Marcus Phillips Swing
Daniel Soto Ensemble
Sparlha Swa Sandra
Jill M. Vallery Ensemble
Iris Wilson Ensemble
Jerry Clicquot Fela Anikulapo-Kuti UNDERSTUDY
Karma Mayet Johnson Fumilayp / Sandra UNDERSTUDY
Awards
Award Person / Company Function
1 WON 2010 Theatre World Award Sahr Ngaujah Actor
2 WON 2009 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Roy Gabay Producer
      Ruth Hendel Producer
      Stephen Hendel Producer
      Bill T. Jones Book
      Jim Lewis Book
      Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Music
      Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Lyricist
      Bill T. Jones Conceiver
      Jim Lewis Conceiver
3 WON 2009 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Choreographer Bill T. Jones Choreographer
4 NOMINATED 2009 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actor Sahr Ngaujah Actor
5 NOMINATED 2009 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Scenic Design Marina Draghici Set Designer
6 WON 2009 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Costume Design Marina Draghici Costume Designer
7 NOMINATED 2009 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Musical Roy Gabay Producer
      Ruth Hendel Producer
      Stephen Hendel Producer
      Jim Lewis Book
      Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Music
      Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Lyricist
      Bill T. Jones Conceiver
8 NOMINATED 2009 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Actor in a Musical Sahr Ngaujah Actor
9 NOMINATED 2009 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Choreography Bill T. Jones Choreographer
10 NOMINATED 2009 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Orchestrations Antibalas Arranger
      Aaron Johnson Arranger
11 NOMINATED 2009 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Musical Roy Gabay Producer
      Ruth Hendel Producer
      Stephen Hendel Producer
      Bill T. Jones Book
      Jim Lewis Book
      Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Music
      Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Lyricist
      Stephen Hendel Conceiver
      Bill T. Jones Conceiver
      Jim Lewis Conceiver
12 NOMINATED 2009 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Sahr Ngaujah Actor
13 WON 2009 ITBA Patrick Lee Award, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical Roy Gabay Producer
      Ruth Hendel Producer
      Stephen Hendel Producer
      Bill T. Jones Book
      Jim Lewis Book
      Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Music
      Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Lyricist
      Bill T. Jones Conceiver
      Jim Lewis Conceiver
14 NOMINATED 2009 Joe A. Callaway Award (SDCF), Excellence in Choreography Bill T. Jones Choreographer
15 WON 2009 Obie Award, Performance Sahr Ngaujah Actor
16 WON 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Choreographer Bill T. Jones Choreographer
17 WON 2009 Theatre World Award Sahr Ngaujah Actor