Jay-Z and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Join ‘Fela’

Jay-Z and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have officially joined the producing team of the Broadway musical “Fela!” (feh-LAH’).

Jay-Z told The Associated Press last month that he might be getting involved in the show, an Afrobeat musical about the life of Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (ah-knee-coo-LAH’-po coo-TEE’). Now producers say he and the Smiths are in, though there’s no word on how much of a financial investment the three have made in the show.
“Fela!” is now in previews at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre and opens next Monday. It’s directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones.

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