Events begin at 7 p.m. TIcket price is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students.
Feb. 4, FELA!
A provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, FELA! explores the world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Feb. 18, KING LEAR
Derek Jacobi plays the title role in the Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare’s play, directed by Michael Grandage, broadcast from London’s Covent Garden.
Mar. 25, FRANKENSTEIN
Danny Boyle’s new production of Frankenstein, a play by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley, will be broadcast from the National’s Olivier Theatre.
July 8, THE CHERRY ORCHARD
NT Associate Director Howard Davies, whose recent productions of Russian plays have earned huge critical acclaim, directs Chekhov's classic.
|"FELA!" shakes the roof!
A provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, FELA! explores the world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Showtime for this fifth event in the National Theatre Live 2010-2011 series is 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 at the Newport Performing Arts Center.
The musical, which explores the life of Fela, is set in 1970s Lagos, home of Mr. Kuti, the hottest musician in Africa at the time. He became an international music star in the 1980s, releasing nearly 70 albums before his death in 1997. Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), FELA! reveals Kuti’s controversial life as an artist and political activist.
The production is a winner of three 2010 Tony Awards including Best Choreography (Bill T. Jones) Featuring many of Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones’ visionary staging, FELA! – an original new creation – comes via Broadway to London and the National Theatre.
Produced in association with Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, Ruth & Stephen Hendel, Roy Gabay, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Edward Tyler Nahem, Slava Smolokowski, Chip Meyrelles/Ken Greiner, Douglas G. Smith, Steve Semlitz/Cathy Glazer, Daryl Roth/True Love Productions, Susan Dietz/Mort Swinsky, Knitting Factory Entertainment and with Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson.
'King Lear' set for Feb. 18, starring Derek Jacobi
The Donmar Warehouse’s Artistic Director, Michael Grandage, directs Derek Jacobi as King Lear.
“Who is it that can tell me who I am?”
An aging monarch. A kingdom divided. A child’s love rejected. As Lear’s world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question.
One of the greatest works in western literature, King Lear explores the very nature of human existence: love and duty, power and loss, good and evil.