Show Details
Fela!
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Fela!

Jul 12, 2012 - Aug 04, 2012
Running time: 2:35
PLAYING @
Al Hirschfeld Theatre
302 West 45th Street
New York City, NY 10036
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By Subway: Eleven trains stop near the theatre. Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, S, A, C, E, N, R or Q to 42nd St/Times Square then walk north to 45th Street and west to theatre.
By Bus: Six buses stop near the theatre. Take the M42, M10, M20, M27, M104, or M16.
Show Description:

Music

Fela Kuti

Lyrics

Fela Kuti and Jim Lewis

Book

Jim Lewis

Director

Bill T. Jones

Choreography

Bill T. Jones

TDF MEMBER TICKETS:
NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS SHOW
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FULL-PRICE TICKETS
$47.00 - $132.00
prices subject to change
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ADDITIONAL INFO

Audience Advisory
May be inappropriate for 12 and under. (Strong language, drug paraphernalia, adult themes). Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Age Guidance: 12
Show Notes
Preview Prices: $47 - $92 (7/9 - 7/11)

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Wheelchairs
Wheelchair seating available in orchestra only. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. Six (6) wheelchair locations are available at every performance.
Seating
This theatre seats 1302 people. Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location. The Mezzanine is located on the second level; up 20 steps. Please Note: On the Mezzanine level, there are approximately 2 steps up/down per row. Entrance to the Mezzanine is behind row D with 28 additional steps to the remainder of the Mezzanine.
Elevator\Escalator
There is no elevator or escalator available at this theatre.
Entrance
There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Please be advised that where there are steps either into or within the theatre we are unable to provide assistance.
Restroom
There is a unisex, wheelchair accessible restroom located House Left, under the stair well. There is a men's restroom located on the Mezzanine level, up 20 steps. A ladies' restroom is located on the lower lounge, down 18 steps.
Water Fountain
Water fountains are located in the Mezzanine, the Ladies' Lounge, and the Rear Orchestra. There are no stairs to the water fountain in the rear orchestra.
Telephone
None on premises
Assisted Listening System
I-Caption devices for the deaf, audio induction neck loops for those who have a "T" switch on their hearing aid or cochlear implant, and infrared headsets to enhance sound and dialogue. If an assistive device would help you enjoy the show, please visit the headset booth in the lobby corridor. There is no charge, but a valid photo ID is required as a deposit.
Visual Assistance
Low vision seating is regularly available in the 3rd row, center section.D-Scriptive devices for the blind. If an assistive device would help you enjoy the show, please visit the headset booth in the lobby corridor. There is no charge, but a valid photo ID is required as a deposit.
Folding Armrests
Removable armrests are available on six (6) chairs in the theatre.

VIDEOS

REVIEWS

"The hot (and seriously cool) energy that comes from the musical gospel preached by the title character of “Fela!,” which opened on Monday night, feels as if it could stretch easily to the borders of Manhattan and then across a river or two."

- Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"Working with book cowriter Jim Lewis, a fierce dancing corps and the sexy, commanding Ngaujah, Bill T. Jones has orchestrated a soul-scorching mash-up of pounding African dance, political protest and intoxicating Afrobeat...Fela! is more than a musical; it’s an ecstatic phenomenon."

- David Cote, Time Out New York

ARTICLES

A Regal Ghost With a Classical Sound

Jul 16, 2012

In "Fela," Melanie Marshall makes unexpected use of her voice

May 27, 2010

TDF’s Open Doors program graduates its latest group of theatre and dance lovers