A Legendary Rhythm

It’s hard to resist the sound of a good Afrobeat tune, and we have one man to thank for its prevalence in modern culture — Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The Nigerian musician, composer and social and political activist led the life that musical legends are made of. And with some help from big-gun organizers Jay-Z and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, that legend comes to Dallas as Fela!, a celebration of the man who makes you shake your moneymaker. The Tony Award-winning musical, directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones, features the lovely and talented Michelle Williams (aka one-third of Destiny’s Child) in a series of song and dance numbers rarely seen on a Broadway stage. As part of the 2012/2013 Lexus Broadway Series, the Fela! world tour makes its Dallas premier at the Winspear Opera House (2403 Flora St.) at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $30 to $120. Performances run through May 19. Call 214-880-0202 or visit attpac.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 7. Continues through May 19, 2013

 
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