Recording artist Michelle Williams, of Destiny's Child will join the national tour of the hit Award-winning Broadway musical Fela! beginning when the multi-city engagement kicks off on January 29th in Detroit, Chicago, Charlotte, Atlanta, and beyond. Williams will play the role of Sandra Isadore, activist and love interest to Fela Kuti.


Fela! is the true story of Fela Kuti, who created a type of music, Afrobeat, and mixed these eclectic rhythms (a blend of jazz, funk, and African rhythm and harmonies) with rousing lyrics that openly attacked the corrupt and oppressive military dictatorships that ruled Nigeria and much of Africa. Featuring many of Fela Kuti's most captivating songs, the global phenomenon that is Fela! reveals Kuti's controversial life as an artist and political activist, while at the same time celebrating his pioneering music and commitment to the cause of universal human dignity.

Producers Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, and Ruth & Stephen Hendel are pleased to announce that Grammy Award-winning.

"I am thrilled to join the cast of Fela!," said Michelle Williams, "This musical journey is one that I've wanted to be a part of since first seeing it on stage in 2008. The sounds, the passion, and the politics of Fela Kuti have long intrigued me and speak to my heart. I am simply honored."

Tickets are on sale now for the 2013 National Tour of Fela! in select cities including Chicago, Atlanta, and Miami, among others. For more information on tour dates and cities, please visit www.felaonbroadway.com.


Washington, DC 
Shakespeare Theatre Company  
January 29-February 10
Detroit, MI 
Music Hall 
February 12-17
Chicago, IL 
Arie Crown Theater 
February 19-23
Charlotte, NC 
Blumenthal Performing Arts 
February 25 - 26
Atlanta, GA 
Fox Theater 
February 28 - March 3
Schenectady, NY 
Proctors Theater 
March 8-9
Nashville, TN 
More details to come 
March 12-14
Memphis, TN 
More details to come 
March 15-17
Miami, FL 
Adrienne Arsht Center 
March 19-24
Cleveland, OH 
Palace Theater 
April 2-4
Tuscon, AZ 
UA Centennial Hall 
April 12-13

Tempe, AZ 
April 23-24
Los Angeles, CA 
Ahmanson Theatre 
April 25-May 5
Dallas, TX
Winspear Opera House
May 7 - 19
Seattle, WA 
The Paramount Theater 
May 28 - June 2
Oakland, CA 
More details to come 
June 5-9