STAGE TUBE: First Look at AFTER MIDNIGHT, Opening Tonight on Broadway with Fantasia, Dule Hill and More!
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 began previews on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th St) with an official opening night set for today, November 3, 2013. Get a first look at highlights from the show in the video below!
Grammy Award winner Fantasia (The Color Purple) makes her highly anticipated return to the stage alongside Emmy Award nominee Dulé Hill ("The West Wing") in AFTER MIDNIGHT, the Broadway production of Encores' critically acclaimed Cotton Club Parade. With 25 sensational singers and dancers and an exciting roster of Special Guest Star headliners, this heart-pounding new musical brings the sexy, smoky glamour of Harlem's Golden Age to a whole new generation
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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