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After Midnight

Theatre: Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Opening Night: November 03 2013
Final Performance: June 29 2014

Producers: Scott Sanders Productions, Wynton 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, Carol Fineman, Marks-Moore-Turnbull Group, Stephen & Ruth Hendel, Tom Kirdahy

After Midnight

7 Nominations

Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical

This evocative new musical celebrates Duke Ellington’s years at the Cotton Club using his original arrangements, along with timeless songs of Harold Arlen, Cab Calloway and their contemporaries, woven together by the prose of Langston Hughes. The Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, 17 musicians hand-picked by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, 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. Special guest stars, beginning with Grammy®-winner Fantasia, join offer vocal interpretations that shatter everything you think you know about music, nightlife and Broadway.


After Midnight began at City Center Encores in 2011 under the title Cotton Club Parade. The show played an encore engagement in the fall of 2012.


  • The opening night cast includes past Tony-winner Adriane Lenox and past-nominees Desmond Richardson and Karine Plantadit.
  • The musical reintroduces the Cotton Club's tradition of welcoming contemporary stars in limited engagements throughout a show's run. After Fantasia, the second announced guest star was K. D. Lang.

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