LAST CHANCE: Fela!, What's That Smell, English Channel and NYMF

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An Afrobeat legend, a composer with a knack for bad show tunes and a buffet of new musicals conclude their New York engagements.

What follows is's weekly "Last Chance" reminder to catch Broadway and Off-Broadway productions before they close. Concluding Oct. 5

  • Fela! (Off-Broadway at 37 Arts). The critically heralded new musical based on the life of groundbreaking African composer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, utilizes Kuti's own music performed live by Antibalas and other members of the New York Afrobeat community. Tony Award-winner Bill T. Jones directs and choreographs the extended engagement. For tickets visit Fela!
  • What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling (Off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2). David Pittu stars in the title role of the self-absorbed musical theatre nobody with an ego the size of Oklahoma — but no apparent talent. Pittu and collaborator Randy Redd penned the well-reviewed work that also features Peter Bartlett. For tickets, visit AtlanticTheater.
  • The English Channel (Off-Broadway at the Abingdon Theatre Company). Robert Brustein's comedy explores the murky relationship between great writers and their proclivity to "borrow" ideas and material, tracing Shakespeare's relationship with The Earl of Southampton, the Dark Lady of the Sonnets and Christopher Marlowe. For tickets, visit Smarttix.
  • The New York Musical Theatre Festival. The popular three-week festival features musicals penned by established and emerging artists, boasting casts peppered with Broadway talent. Productions running include Play It Cool, Jason and Ben, The Jerusalem Syndrome, College: The Musical, I Come for Love, She Can't Believe She Said That!, Idaho! and Villa Diodati. For tickets visit NYMF.
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