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National Theatre’s FELA! at cinemas throughout U.S. in January

On January 13th, National Theatre Live will broadcast a live performance of the award-winning production

FELA!

Starring original Broadway star Sahr Ngaujah 

Directed & Choreographed by Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones  

 

The broadcasts will be shown on screens throughout the U.S. 

“There should be dancing in the streets. There has never been anything like this.”

– Ben Brantley, New York Times 

 

WHAT:
National Theatre Live continues its season with the award-winning Broadway and London production of FELA! starring Sahr Ngaujah (2010 Tony Award nominee for Best Actor; Obie Award) directed & choreographed by Bill T. Jones (2010 Tony Award for Best Choreography).  National Theatre Live is an initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world.

 

WHERE:              
In the New York City area, screenings continue at Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYU’s Skirball Center, City Cinema 123, Kew Gardens Cinema, Fairfield University (CT), the Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) and more. 

 

The broadcast will also be shown on screens across the United States including the Mann Theatre in Hollywood, Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, NM, Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston, MA, Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, CA, Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center in Rockport, MA, Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth University and many more.

 

WHEN: THURSDAY, JANUARY 13th OR VARYING DATES LISTED BELOW.

 

ABOUT:
Filmed live from the National’s Olivier Theatre, FELA! is a provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, exploring the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.  Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), FELA! reveals Kuti’s controversial life as an artist and political activist.  Featuring many of Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs and Bill T Jones’s visionary staging, this original new creation has come via Broadway to the National Theatre.

 

SCHEDULE:        
For a complete list of U.S. dates, times & locations, please check:  www.ntlive.com 

Example broadcasts in major markets are as follows.

Brooklyn Academy of Music (NY)

Cinema 123 (NY, NY)

Mann Chinese (Hollywood, CA)

Kew Gardens Cinema (Queens, NY)

Lensic Performing Arts Center (Santa Fe, NM)

Hopkins Centre for the Arts (Hanover, NH) 

Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT) – January 13th & 15th 

Society of the Four Arts (Palm Beach, FL) – January 15th & February 5th

Mary Riempa Ross Arts Centre (Lincoln, NE) – January 13th & 16th

Coolidge Corner (Brookline, MA) – January 13th & 17th

Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) – January 17th

Angelika Film Centre (Dallas, TX) – January 19th & 20th

Allentown Symphony (Allentown, PA) – January 25th

NYU Skirball Center for the Arts (NY, NY) – January 27th 

Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis, MN) – January 27th

Third Rail Rep (Portland, Oregon) – January 29th & 30th, February 5th & 6th

Michigan Theater (Ann Arbor, MI) – January 31st

Sundance Kabuki (San Francisco, CA) – February 5th 

Tivoli Theatre (St. Louis, MO) – February 5th

Theatre Works (Colorado Springs, CO) – February 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th 

SIFF Cinema (Seattle, WA) – February 7th

TICKETS:              
Ticket prices vary by venue.  The average ticket price is $20.  Contact local venues for ticket information.

NEXT:
Following FELA! season two will continue on February 3, 2011 with the Donmar’s acclaimed production of KING LEAR directed by Michael Grandage starring Derek Jacobi.

MORE: 
NT Live is distributed by New York-based BY Experience, Inc. (www.byexperience.net)

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