After Midnight - Broadway
$60 - $142
AFTER MIDNIGHT is the Broadway production of Encores' critically acclaimed Cotton Club Parade. This heart-pounding new musical brings the sexy, smoky glamour of Harlem's Golden Age to a whole new generation. At the heart of AFTER MIDNIGHT is The Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, an orchestra of 17 world-class musicians hand-picked by nine-time Grammy Award winner Wynton Marsalis. The timeless songs of Duke Ellington and his contemporaries--woven together by the prose of Langston Hughes--provide a backdrop for cutting-edge performances by 25 sensational vocalists and dancers, including an exciting roster of Special Guest Star headliners.
This thrilling experience puts you at the center of one of Harlem's legendary nightclubs, in a hotbed of Jazz - its intoxicating rhythms, its innovative style, its unpredictable danger and fun. And, as directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, AFTER MIDNIGHT blurs the line between past and present to prove that Jazz is more than music--it's a state of mind.
Featured Reviews For After Midnight
Time Travel and Time Steps: Tapping Into Harlem History - New York Times
"After Midnight" does not make much of an attempt to impart any of the Cotton Club history. As the evening's nominal host, Mr. Hill sprinkles the evening with a few snippets of Langston Hughes's poetry, but it's incidental. Instead the focus remains squarely on music and its interpretation, by those amazing musicians, under the snappy baton of the conductor Daryl Waters, and the performers who sing, slide, scat, cartwheel and generally raise a ruckus in front of them.
Singers, dancers, musicians shine 'After Midnight' - USA Today
In the new Broadway production After Midnight(three and a half out of four stars), which opened Sunday at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, a big band shares the spotlight with the singers and dancers, moving front and center for several numbers. The Jazz At Lincoln Center All-Stars, as they're billed, were assembled by that group's artistic director, Wynton Marsalis; and you will be struck as much by their intensity, playfulness and sheer joy in making music as you are by their technical virtuosity.
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by BWW Special Coverage - June 29, 2014
Producers Scott Sanders and Wynton Marsalis brought us 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 273 performances, After Midnight is closing today. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through After Midnight's beginnings on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - June 25, 2014
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!
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2014
Patti LaBelle, who is currently guest starring in AFTER MIDNIGHT on Broadway, told ABC News Radio that she has a few connections up her sleeve that she hopes will save the show before its planned closing (and her final performance) on June 29th. And she says she's not beyond begging; the show is worth it to her.
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2014
Fantasia commented on the recent news that the Broadway musical, nominated for seven Tonys and a winner for choreography, would shutter at the end of the month.
by TV News Desk - June 18, 2014
'After Midnight's Patti LaBelle stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS live on Bravo
by TV News Desk - June 16, 2014
Bravo has announced that Grammy Award-winning legend Patti LaBelle, who just joined the cast of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical After Midnight, will be a guest on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, on Tuesday, June 17th.
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2014
Producers Scott Sanders and Wynton Marsalis announced today that 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. 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.
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2014
This just in - as per the NY Times, a spokesman for the Broadway production of AFTER MIDNIGHT has confirmed that the show will close on June 29, 2014, 8 months into the show's run. The show, a $7 million dollar production will close at a loss, at the conclusion of current guest star Patti LaBelle's final performance. The production was hoping to shut down temporarily over the July 4th holiday, before the next star Gladys Knight was due to begin performances, but not all of the unions agreed to the proposal, making it impossible to continue running.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 14, 2014
The cast and creative team of the Tony Award-nominated smash hit Broadway musical After Midnight, just welcomed Grammy Award-winning legend Patti LaBelle as 'Special Guest Star.' BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on hand last night to chat with LaBelle after she took her bows - below, check out what she had to say about her supportive co-stars, returning to the stage, and why she feels like she belongs on Broadway!
Photo Coverage: Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole & More Celebrate Patti LaBelle's First Performance in AFTER MIDNIGHT
by Walter McBride - June 11, 2014
The cast and creative team of the Tony Award-nominated smash hit Broadway musical After Midnight, just welcomed Grammy Award-winning legend Patti LaBelle as 'Special Guest Star.' BroadwayWorld was there for her big night and you can check out photos from the backstage, post-show celebration below!
by Walter McBride - June 11, 2014
The cast and creative team of the Tony Award-nominated smash hit Broadway musical After Midnight, just welcomed Grammy Award-winning legend Patti LaBelle as "Special Guest Star.' BroadwayWorld was there for her big night and you can check out photos from her first curtain call below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 8, 2014
As announced earlier this evening, AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Choreography. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Carlyle had to say below!
by BWW Special Coverage - June 8, 2014
AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Choreography. Mr. Carlyle was the choreographer of Chaplin, Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway, Finian's Rainbow (2 Drama Desk noms) and A Tale of Two Cities, choreographer of Follies (Drama Desk nom.), The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and A Christmas Story The Musical (Drama Desk nom.)
Photo Coverage: Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT Celebrates Renaming of West 47th Street as 'Duke Ellington Way'
by Jennifer Broski - June 5, 2014
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!