New York-based Marina Draghici signs the stage and costume design of "Fela!", the new Broadway musical by Bill T. Jones, featuring the story of the Afrobeat star Fela Kuti.
The show was staged Off Broadway in 2008 at 37 Arts, enjoying great reviews and with Marina Draghici receiving the Lortel Award for outstanding costume design. For the Off Broadway production of Fela!, and with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute, the Romanian designer invited three Romanian street artists - Nuclear Fairy, Irlo and Omar to paint the walls of the theater with the vision to restitute the legendary Shrine of Fela Kuti.
The playbill of the current Broadway show credits the original mural and scenic art to the three Romanian street artists, paying special thanks to the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York.
Fela! is in previews from October 19, and will have its opening on November 23.