(CP-Africa) – FELA! may soon be headed for Lagos, Nigeria the New York Times reports. “We’re in the process of trying to make arrangements to do so,” the show’s lead producer Mr. Hendel said recently. “No Broadway show has ever been to Nigeria in this fashion. It’s premature to announce anything, but it’s our hope to bring the show there soon.”
He added that he was also working to arrange a Lagos broadcast of an upcoming taping of the “Fela!” production now underway at the National Theater in London. The filmed “Fela!” is expected to be simulcast in England and other counties this month.
Mr. Hendel also said he is organizing an international tour of the show that is expected to start this summer, and that he was hoping to bring it “to some places in the world where no Broadway musical has ever been.”
FELA! was nominated for 11 Tony Awards last year, including best musical and won three including best choreography.