Good news for you New Yorkers who never got to se the Tony Award-winning musical during its 14-month run on Broadway, before closing last year...

The producers of Fela! confirmed today that the show will return for a four-week engagement at the Al Hirschfeld Theater next month (part of the show’s ongoing world tour).

The biographical staging of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, which stars Tony nominee Sahr Ngaujah, under the direction of Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones, is scheduled to run from July 9 to August 4, before shipping off to Australia and Japan. 

Fela! opened on Broadway in November 2009, received 11 Tony nominations that season, and won 3 - for choreography, costumes (for a musical) and sound design (for a musical).

Since closing, Fela! has been touring (and continues to tour) the world.

Pefect show for the summer. I saw it; loved it; recommend it; see it!