The Chicago area's own Michelle Williams has joined the national tour of "Fela!" that's coming to town Feb. 19-23.
Williams, the Grammy winner and former Destiny’s Child, will play Sandra Isadore, show producers Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith and Ruth and Stephen Hendel announced Thursday. Sandra is the love interest to Fela Kuti in the Broadway musical about the Nigerian Afrobeat icon, which will play at the Arie Crown Theater (2301 South Lake Shore Drive) at McCormick Place. The production, staged by Bill T. Jones, was a big critical hit in London, New York and Chicago.
Williams, born in Rockford, also starred as Shug Avery in the national tour of "The Color Purple."
Tickets for the weeklong run are available via Ticketmaster or the Arie Crown box office at 312-791-6320.Copyright © 2015, RedEye