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A while back, BAMirror encouraged Southern Tier theater buffs to tune into the Tony Awards on June 13 and root for Bill T. Jones, director and choreographerof the new musical "Fela!" The story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti tied for the most nominations -- 11 -- with the revival of the musical “La Cage aux Folles.” What we didn't realize at the time was that "La Cage" also had local ties. Jones studied both theater and dance at the State University of New York at...
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Long ago I realized that Binghamton is divided into two types of people: those who worry about living only three hours from NYC and those who are grateful that they only have to travel three hours to get to NYC. For the latter group, a Broadway note: The May 4 announcement of the 2010 Tony Awards nominees was headed by an 11-nomination tie between the revival of "La Cage aux Folles" and "Fela!," the story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti. Among those 11 nods for "Fela!"...
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