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By Playbill Staff
04 Apr 2014

Show: After Midnight
Theatre: Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Preview: Oct. 18, 2013

Opening: Nov. 3, 2013
Closing: Open-ended

Creators: Concept by Jack Viertel. Direction and choreography by Warren Carlyle.
Original Principal Cast: Fantasia Barrino as Special Guest Star, Adriane Lenox, Dulé Hill.

Synopsis: Here's how producers bill the production: "Jazz is a state of mind. It's a structure for innovation, forward momentum and freedom. The evocative new musical 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. Welcome to the new Jazz Age."

Check out photos from opening night of After Midnight.

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