About the Show
A musical revue celebrating Duke Ellington's years at Harlem's Cotton Club.
Story: 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 Harlem's famed 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 provides 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.
Cast and Creative Team
Conceived by: Jack Viertel
Theatre: Brooks Atkinson Theater
Opening Night: Nov 3, 2013
Original Cast: Fantasia Barrino, Dulé Hill, Adriane Lenox, Karine Plantadit, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Julius Chisolm, Virgil Gadson, Jared Grimes, Phillip Attmore, Christopher Broughton, C. K. Edwards, Erin N. Moore, Desmond Richardson, Monique Smith and Daniel J. Watts
Director and Choreographer: Warren Carlyle
Producer: Scott Sanders Productions, Mr. Marsalis, Roy Furman, Candy Spelling, Starry Night Entertainment, Hal Newman, Allan S. Gordon/Adam S. Gordon, James L. Nederlander, Robert K. Kraft, Catherine and Fred Adler, Robert Appel, Jeffrey Bolton, Scott M. Delman, James Fantaci, Ted Liebowitz, Stephanie P. McClelland, Sandy Block and Carol Fineman, in association with Marks-Moore-Turnbull Group, Stephen and Ruth Hendel and Tom Kirdahy
Musical Director: The Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis
Music supervisor/Additional Arrangements/Conductor: Daryl Waters
Scenic Design: John Lee Beatty
Costume Design: Isabel and Ruben Toledo
Lighting Design: Howell Binkley
Sound Design: Peter Hylenski