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Photos: Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT Celebrates Renaming of West 47th Street as 'Duke Ellington Way'

Following yesterday's matinee, the cast and band of Broadway's After Midnight paraded to 47th and Broadway where West 47th Street was renamed "DUKE ELLINGTON WAY" in an official Street Sign Unveiling Ceremony at the corner of 47th and Broadway. Musicians from the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars (including Arthur Baron, one of the last surviving members from Ellington's orchestra) played two Ellington favorites for all of Times Square, in celebration. Check out coverage from the event below!

Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, the evocative new musical 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, nightlife and Broadway.

Photos by Jennifer Broski

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Mercedes Ellington

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Mercedes Ellington and the company of After Midnight

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Mercedes Ellington and the company of After Midnight

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Mercedes Ellington and the company of After Midnight

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Mercedes Ellington and the company of After Midnight

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Dule Hill

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The company of After Midnight

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Mercedes Ellington

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Karine Plantadit

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Desmond Richardson

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Rosena M. Hill Jackson, Bryonha Marie Parham, Carmen Ruby Floyd

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Mercedes Ellington

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Isabel Toledo and Scott Sanders

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The company of After Midnight


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