Jay-z, Will Smith, Alicia Keys, Jada Pinkett to name a few produced “Fela” a broadway show about the story of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti. Watch Jay-z talk about the show here;
Fela!” the musical produced by Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, among others, was nominated for 11 Tony Awards Tuesday morning, tying it for most nominations on the year with “La Cage aux Folles.”
In addition to being nominated for Best Musical, “Fela!” was nominated for Best Book of Musical for Jim Lewis & Bill T. Jones and Sahr Ngaujah was nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.
The original Broadway cast recording will be available on June 8 from Knitting Factory Records.