The Broadway production of Fela! offered a special Jan. 25 performance to benefit The Actors Fund, the not-for-profit social welfare organization for the entertainment industry.
Among those in the audience were a number of cast members from Memphis.
Fela!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones, "welcomes audiences into 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), the musical explores Kuti's controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician."
Here is a look at the Sunday evening benefit:
Fela! Actors Fund Benefit Performance
For more information on The Actors Fund, visit www.actorsfund.org.