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Photos: Bernadette Peters Visits Patti LaBelle at AFTER MIDNIGHT!

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, After Midnight, the seven-time 2014 Tony® Award-nominee, and winner of the Tony® Award for Best Choreography (Warren Carlyle), will play its final performance on Sunday, June 29 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). At the time of its closing, After Midnight will have run 8 months, with 19 preview performances and 272 regular performances. The cast just got a visit from Broadway legend Bernadette Peters and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage below!

Conceived by Jack Viertel, and directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, After Midnight began preview performances on Friday, October 18, 2013, and opened to the best reviews of any new musical this season on Sunday, November 3, 2013. After Midnight was nominated for seven 2014 Tony® Awards this season, winning for Best Choreography (Warren Carlyle). Also, After Midnight is winner of two 2014 Drama Desk Awards (Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Revue), four 2014 Astaire Awards and the 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Chorepgraphy.

After Midnight takes the sexy, smoky glamour of the original Jazz Age and catapults it into a whole new era of heart-pounding, mind-blowing entertainment for modern Broadway audiences. Refracted through a contemporary lens, After Midnight celebrates 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 provide an authentic backdrop for an array of cutting-edge performances by 25 sensational vocalists and dancers, including special guest stars, whose interpretations shatter everything you think you know about music, In its heyday, the Cotton Club featured a cavalcade of guest stars each week, known then as "Celebrity Nights."

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

After Midnight
Bernadette Peters, Warren Carlyle

After Midnight
Patti LaBelle, Bernadette Peters

After Midnight
Patti LaBelle, Bernadette Peters

After Midnight
Patti LaBelle, Bernadette Peters, Dule Hill

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