Our latest contest
will put you in the seats for one of the most acclaimed musicals currently
playing on Broadway.
By Blurt Staff
BLURT is pleased to announce our latest contest: a pair of
tickets to the FELA! musical,
currently playing on Broadway to rave reviews.
the life of groundbreaking African composer and performer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, FELA! is the critically acclaimed
Broadway musical that uses Afrobeat music (a blend of jazz,
funk and African rhythm and harmonies) to explore Fela Kuti’s life as artist,
political activist and revolutionary musician.
Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award winner Bill T. Jones, with arrangements by Aaron Johnson and Antibalas, FELA! is a provocative hybrid of concert, dance and musical theatre. It’s presented by
Jay-Z, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. USA
Today called it “one of this decade’s most exhilarating Broadway musicals,”
while the New York Times said “There
has never been anything like this on Broadway.” You can view the promotional
video for it, below.
The musical is playing
at NYC’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre (230 w.49th St.)
and full details can be viewed at www.felaonbroadway.com.
You can also check out a special discount offer for orchestra and mezzanine
tickets for certain days by following this link.
So like we said, we want
to put YOU and a friend in seats at FELA! – all you have to do is go to our contest page here and fill out the form.
Second prize will be a FELA! DVD/CD
combo, with third prize a FELA! tote
Starting last fall,
there’s been quite a surge in interest in the Afro-beat pioneer, with the
Knitting Factory label releasing The Best
of the Black President CD/DVD and launching an extensive reissue campaign
of Fela’s huge back catalog – read the details, along with Fela’s story, here -and of course the FELA! play itself,
which opened last November. As the Knitting Factory’s Ian Wheeler told BLURT, “A
lot of folks just seem to be finding Fela moreso than in the past. It’s odd and
feels almost spiritual in light of the musical especially. It feels like some
external force is drawing everyone towards Fela at once.”