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Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!

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Producers Scott Sanders and Wynton Marsalis present AFTER MIDNIGHT, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle and featuring the big-band sounds of nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, After Midnight will begin previews on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th St) with an official opening night set for Sunday, November 3, 2013. The cast just met the press and you can check out photos of the cast in action below!

The wildly eclectic opening night cast of After Midnight will include Grammy Award-winning "Special Guest Star" vocalist Fantasia, Dulé Hill, who will lead the audience through the heat and glamour of the Harlem Renaissance as "The Host," Tony Award-winner Adriane Lenox reprising her critically acclaimed role as the blues singer with a sense of humor; Julius "Iglide" Chisolm from the renowned dance crew RemoteKontrol, reimagining Harlem's popular 1920's "snakehips" dance; hip hop star Virgil J. Gadson; Tony Award-nominated modern dancer Karine Plantadit; Michael Jackson's tap coachDormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and tap-dancing choreographer Jared Grimes in stunning tap routines. The cast will also include a male quartet comprised of Grammy Award-nominee and member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band Everett Bradley, Cedric Neal, T. Oliver Reid and Monroe Kent III; a female trio of Broadway vets including Carmen Ruby Floyd, Rosena M. Hill Jackson and Bryonha Marie Parham; and accomplished dancers Marija Abney, Phillip Attmore, Christopher Broughton,Taeler Elyse Cyrus, C.K. Edwards, Danielle Herbert, Bahiyah Hibah,David Jennings, Erin N. Moore,Justin Prescott, Tony Award nominee Desmond Richardson, Allysa Shorte, Monique Smith and Daniel J. Watts.

The evocative After Midnight will take the sexy, smoky glamour of the original Jazz Age and catapult it into a whole new era of heart-pounding, mind-blowing entertainment for modern Broadway audiences. Refracted through a contemporary lens, After Midnight will celebrate Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club using his original arrangements and performed by a world-class big band of 17 musicians hand-picked by living jazz legend, Wynton Marsalis. The timeless tunes set against a narrative of Langston Hughes poetry will provide an authentic backdrop for an array of cutting-edge performances by 25 sensational vocalists and dancers, including special guest stars, whose interpretations will shatter everything you think you know about music, nightlife and Broadway.

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Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Daryl Waters & the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars Orchestra

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Stage and Set

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Director /Choreographer Warren Carlyle

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Producer Scott Sanders

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Director /Choreographer Warren Carlyle

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Producer Scott Sanders

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Producer Scott Sanders

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Director /Choreographer Warren Carlyle

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Adriane Lenox

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Adriane Lenox

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Adriane Lenox

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Adriane Lenox

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Adriane Lenox and cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Julius "iGlide" Chisolm and cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Karine Plantadit and cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
The Cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Director /Choreographer Warren Carlyle

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Dule Hill

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Dule Hill

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Dule Hill

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Dule Hill and cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Dule Hill

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Dule Hill

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Dule Hill and cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Dule Hill

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Dule Hill

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Dule Hill

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Director /Choreographer Warren Carlyle

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Director /Choreographer Warren Carlyle

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Karine Plantadit

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Karine Plantadit

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Karine Plantadit

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Karine Plantadit

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Karine Plantadit

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Karine Plantadit

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Karine Plantadit

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Karine Plantadit

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Karine Plantadit and cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Karine Plantadit

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Dule Hill

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Dule Hill and Julius "iGlide" Chisolm

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Julius "iGlide" Chisolm

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Julius "iGlide" Chisolm

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Julius "iGlide" Chisolm

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Julius "iGlide" Chisolm

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Julius "iGlide" Chisolm

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Julius "iGlide" Chisolm

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Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Julius "iGlide" Chisolm and Virgil "Lil O" Gadson

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Julius "iGlide" Chisolm and Virgil "Lil O" Gadson

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Julius "iGlide" Chisolm and Virgil "Lil O" Gadson

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Julius "iGlide" Chisolm and Virgil "Lil O" Gadson

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Julius "iGlide" Chisolm and Virgil "Lil O" Gadson

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Julius "iGlide" Chisolm and Virgil "Lil O" Gadson

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Julius "iGlide" Chisolm and Virgil "Lil O" Gadson

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Dule Hill

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The Jumps: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and cast

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Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
The Cast

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Virgil "Lil O" Gadson

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The Cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
The Cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
The Cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
The Cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

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Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

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Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
The Cast

Photo Coverage: First Look at Fantasia, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Stage!
The Cast

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Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and cast

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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