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After Midnight

After Midnight

by Jack Viertel

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After Midnight

After Midnight

A musical revue celebrating Duke Ellington's years at Harlem's Cotton Club.


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.

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Jack Viertel

Broadway Premiere

Brooks Atkinson Theater
Opening Night
Nov 3, 2013
Total Performances
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
Warren Carlyle
Warren Carlyle
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
Daryl Waters
Scenic Design
John Lee Beatty
Costume Design
Isabel and Ruben Toledo
Lighting Design
Howell Binkley
Sound Design
Peter Hylenski

Musical Numbers
Stormy Weather
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I've Got the World on a String
Black and Tan Fantasy
Creole Love Call
Zaz Zuh Zaz
Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night
Women Be Wise
After Midnight
It Don't Mean a Thing
Come Fly Away
The Mooche
Braggin' In Brass
Black And Tan Fantasy
Cotton Club Stomp
Stormy Weather
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Freeze And Melt


The Original Recordings That Inspired the Broadway Hit



2014 Tony Award Nominations

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

2014 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revue
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical: Adriane Lenox

2014 Drama League Award Nominations

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Distinguished Performance Award: Adriane Lenox

2014 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Choreographer
Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design

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