Antibalas will perform at the official after-party for the 55th annual Village Voice Obie Awards on Monday, May 17 at New York’s Webster Hall. The Obie Awards honors accomplishments in Off-Broadway theater. Several members of Antibalas are currently part of the house band for the Broadway smash Fela!, which was just nominated for 11 Tony awards. Members of the Fela! cast and band will also perform at the Obie Awards. The show will immediately follow the annual Obie Awards ceremony with doors opening at 10:00 PM ET.
The Obies will be co-hosted by Anika Noni Rose and Michael Cerveris. The awards and the entertainment will be presented by J. Smith Cameron, Viola Davis, Marin Ireland, Linda Lavin, Sam Rockwell, Michael Shannon, Kerry Washington, Lillias White and Jennifer Westfeldt. Antibalas will also kick off a West Coast run at Los Angeles’ The Echoplex on July 15.