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Fantasia To Be The First Of Many Stars In After Midnight On Broadway

We’ve been telling you that Fantasia Barrino was coming back but the news tied to her Broadway return in After Midnight originally titled Cotton Club Parade, keeps getting better and better. It turns out that Ms. Barrino is not the only star that will grace this show. In the style of the 1920’s, a real live Harlem nightclub feel. With a big band led by the great Wynton Marsalis. This show will continue on a tradition of that era by having “Celebrity Nights”. A rotating list of stars will be featured in this show throughtout its’ entire run.

This should be a really successful show, Fantasia fits so well into this concept and we are here for it. We’re just thinking, if they’re starting with Fantasia, who else will they get? We want to know just as much as you. So get your tickets when they go on sale July 22 and keep a space open on your calendar a couple months down the line to see the show again. You never know who may pop up.

“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.”

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Drew Shade is a theatre artist and enthusiast who fosters artistic diversity and excellence for the love of Black theatre artists. He is the Founder/Creative Director of Broadway Black, Off-Book Podcast & The Antonyo Awards. “Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone’s disbelief.” – August Wilson


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