Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child Joins Cast of Fela!

From the press release:

Producers Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, and Ruth & Stephen Hendel are pleased to announce that Grammy Award-winning recording artist Michelle Williams, of Destiny’s Child fame, will join the national tour of the hit Award-winning Broadway musical Fela! beginning when the multi-city engagement kicks off at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC on January 29 and travels to Detroit, Chicago, Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami, Schenectady, Memphis, Dallas, Cleveland, and Los Angeles (full tour schedule is listed below). Williams will play the role of Sandra Isadore, activist and love interest to Fela Kuti.

“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.”

dates after the jump


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