Duke Ellington-era musical revue 'After Midnight' to hit Broadway this fall

  • Article by: MARK KENNEDY , AP Drama Writer
  • Updated: June 24, 2013 - 4:45 PM

NEW YORK — "After Midnight," a musical revue celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem in the late '20s and early '30s, will begin new performances far from its original neighborhood — downtown at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway.

Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Wynton Marsalis, the show appeared off-Broadway last year at New York City Center under the name "Cotton Club Parade." Songs include "Stormy Weather" and "I've Got the World on a String."

Casting and musicians will be announced later. One name swirling around the show is Grammy Award-winner Fantasia Barrino, who recently told the "Today" show that she was returning to Broadway in October, but didn't name the show.

"After Midnight" will open its doors in October.

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