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Michelle Williams Joins Fela! Giveaway: Win Tickets to Fela!

January 4, 2013

Today, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the Monday, Feb. 25th performance of Fela! in Belk Theater.  But before we reward someone tickets to the most critically acclaimed musical of the 2010 Broadway season, we have a big announcement.

Producers Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith and Ruth & Stephen Hendel are pleased to announce that Michelle Williams, the Grammy Award-winning recording artist and former member of Destiny’s Child, will join the national tour of the hit Broadway musical Fela!

Michelle Williams. Courtesy of

“I am thrilled to join the cast of Fela!,” said Michelle Williams.  “This musical journey is one that I’ve wanted to be a part of since first seeing it on stage in 2008.  The sounds, the passion and the politics of Fela Kuti have long intrigued me and speak to my heart.  I am simply honored.”

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Fela! features the captivating sounds of Fela Kuti, on whose life the show is based. Kuti created Afrobeat—a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies—and mixed these sensual eclectic rhythms with simple but powerful lyrics that openly assailed Nigeria’s corrupt and oppressive dictators. The internationally touring production features Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs performed by a combined cast of the original Broadway production and the Royal National Theatre production all under Bill T. Jones’s visionary staging. FELA! reveals Kuti’s life as an artist and human rights activist and celebrates his pioneering music. It has been called one of the most exciting, exhilarating and vital stage experiences in recent memory.

  • How to enter?  Email and tell me your favorite Destiny’s Child song!  I will randomly select a winner on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at noon.  Please use the subject line: Fela!

Michelle Williams performs in Fela! Feb. 25-26 in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts CenterCLICK HERE for more information on Fela!

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