'After Midnight' to hit Broadway this fall

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Associated Press

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 24 at 3:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — "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."

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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