After Midnight 2013

Run Time:
1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission
Opened: November 3, 2013
Closing: June 29, 2014

After Midnight - 2013 - Broadway History , Info & More

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.

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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR After Midnight

Review: "After Midnight" Brings Cotton Club to Broadway
8 / 10

There are gymnastics aplenty, the most memorable coming from Julius 'iGlide' Chisolm, of the dance crew RemoteKontrol, and hip-hop artist Virgil J. Gadson, who does handstands during 'East St. Louis Toodle-oo.' Of the dancers, you'll be particularly taken with Karine Plantadit (a Tony nominee for the Twyla Tharp musical 'Come Fly Away'), who emerges from a coffin and later climbs back atop it during a number that includes the pieces 'The Gal From Joe's' and 'Black and Tan Fantasy.'

Theater review: "After Midnight"
8 / 10

Called 'Cotton Club Parade,' it was initially a collaboration between the Jazz at Lincoln Center program and the New York City Center, and was performed at the City Center for brief runs in 2011 and 2012. The emergent 'After Midnight' is not your typical Broadway musical. But, taken on its own terms, it's thoroughly entertaining.

BWW Flashback: AFTER MIDNIGHT Closes on Broadway Today
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!

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters Visits Patti LaBelle at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
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!

Patti LaBelle 'Has Angels Working' to Save AFTER MIDNIGHT Before Early Closing on June 29
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.

Fantasia Barrino Comments on AFTER MIDNIGHT Closing: 'It Makes Me Sad'
by Caryn Robbins - 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.

VIDEO: AFTER MIDNIGHT's Patti LaBelle Shares Most Embarrassing Stage Moment on Bravo
by Caryn Robbins - June 18, 2014


'After Midnight's Patti LaBelle stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS live on Bravo

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Patti LaBelle Set for Bravo's 'Watch What Happens' 6/17
by Caryn Robbins - 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.

Tony Award-Winning AFTER MIDNIGHT to Play its Final Performance on Sunday, June 29
by Courtnie Mele - 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.

Breaking News: AFTER MIDNIGHT to Close on Broadway in Late June
by Robert Diamond - 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.

TV: Grammy Winner Patti LaBelle Joins Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT!
by Tyler Peterson - 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!

Photo Coverage: Patti LaBelle Takes First Bows in Broadway's 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 her first curtain call below!

TV: AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle on Taking the 2014 Tony for Best Choreography
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!

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle Wins Tony for Best Choreography
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!

Aretha Franklin Wants to Star in Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT
by Caryn Robbins - May 28, 2014


The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin wants to try her hand at musical theater by making her Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated production of AFTER MIDNIGHT.

AFTER MIDNIGHT-Inspired Duke Ellington Album Hits iTunes Today
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014


Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, releases 'Duke Ellington: The Original Recordings That Inspired The Broadway Hit After Midnight' today, May 27th on iTunes (iTunes.com/DukeEllington) that other digital retailers. The CD version hits stores June 17th.

TV Exclusive: Meet the Ensemble of AFTER MIDNIGHT- Jared Grimes
by Nicole Rosky - May 27, 2014


After Midnight, the new Broadway musical celebrating the timeless music of Harlem's Golden Age, recently earned a whopping 7 Tony Awards nonimations, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography. BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know the ensemble members that give life to the show's amazing dance numbers, and in the exclusive video below, you can get to know Jared Grimes!

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After Midnight - 2013 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2014 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography Warren Carlyle
2014 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Adriane Lenox
2014 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revue After Midnight
2014 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Adriane Lenox
2014 Drama League Awards Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical After Midnight
2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Choreographer Warren Carlyle
2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) Isabel Toledo
2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Director of a Musical Warren Carlyle
2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Howell Binkley
2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Broadway Musical After Midnight
2014 Tony Awards Best Choreography Warren Carlyle
2014 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Musical Isabel Toledo
2014 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Warren Carlyle
2014 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Musical Howell Binkley
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Ruth Hendel
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Tom Kirdahy
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Stephen Hendel
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Marks-Moore-Turnbull Group
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Carol Fineman
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Sandy Block
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Stephanie P. McClelland
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Ted Liebowitz
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical James Fantaci
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Scott M. Delman
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Jeffrey Bolton
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Robert Appel
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Jeffrey Bolton
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Robert Appel
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Fred Adler
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Catherine Adler
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Robert K. Kraft
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical James L. Nederlander
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Adam S. Gordon
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Allan S. Gordon
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Hal Newman
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Starry Night Entertainment
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Candy Spelling
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Roy Furman
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Wynton Marsalis
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical Scott Sanders Productions
2014 Tony Awards Best Musical After Midnight
2014 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Adriane Lenox
2014 Tony Awards Best Sound Design of a Musical Peter Hylenski

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