What is your favorite musical of all time?
Answer and enter a contest for a pair of tickets to see â€œFela!â€ on Broadway for either Sunday, April 11th or Sunday April 18th at 8 p.m.
Here is what you do:
1. Go to my New York Theater Facebook page and sign up (if you aren’t a member already). If for some reason the link doesn’t work, just go to Facebook and type in “New York Theater” in the search box on the top.
2. Write on the â€œwallâ€ (where it says â€œwhat’s on your mindâ€) 1. your favorite musical of all time, 2. Your favorite song from that musical and 3. A lyric or two from that song. You can also mention why you like it.
3. I will assign a number to each of you who respond based on the order in which you put your response. I will then generate a number at random using random.org. The winner of the tickets will be the person whose response corresponds to that number.
I will be putting together a blog post of your answers. The content of the answers will not win you the award (your answer doesn’t have to be â€œFela!â€ in other words). The winner will be chosen at random by the random number generator at random.org
You must submit your answers by Friday, April 2 at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Here is the beginning of my review of Fela!
You may have heard of Fela Kuti, a man who sounds like a legend, an impossible cross between Nelson Mandela and Elvis Presley, or Bob Marley and Hugh Hefner â€“ inventor of a new kind of music called Afrobeat, sex symbol, underground resistance fighter.
You may have heard of Fela!, the musical based on the life and music of Kuti, which generated so much excitement when it ran Off Broadway that it inspired such unlikely theater patrons as rap impresario Jay-Z not just to attend the show, but to sign on as one of its producers, along with the movie star Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, in its move to Broadway.
Now â€œFela!â€ has opened at the Eugene O’Neill Theater, giving to those who had only heard about Fela a chance to learn as if first-hand the life of this extraordinary man and a chance to see a musical that is unlike any that has been on Broadway.
The full review