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From Broadway to broadcast: London staging of musical ‘Fela!’ comes to Angelika screens tonight

ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  |  Life+Style Editor jones@dallasvoice.com When Stephen Hendel first approached out choreographer Bill T. Jones about directing Fela!, Hendel’s hoped-for musical about the life and work of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, Jones had absolutely no experience on Broadway. … Continue reading

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Tony Awards recap

Sean Hayes both hosted the Tony Awards Sunday night and was a nominee for his performance in “Promises, Promises,” but he also was a sassy lightning rod for politics. Hayes made the least news ever last March when, just before … Continue reading

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NYT: Bill T. Jones' 'Fela!' coming to Dallas

In January, I interviewed out choreographer Bill T. Jones prior to his company’s performance of “Serenade/The Proposition,” which took a look at the history of Abraham Lincoln through the eyes of dance. He couldn’t make the show because he had … Continue reading

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Tony nominations have some gay

The Tony Award nominees were announced this morning. Not in the list was Cheyenne Jackson for his role in the revival of Finian’s Rainbow, but there were some other gay-notable inclusions. Among them: • Fela!, the dance musical conceived by … Continue reading

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