After Midnight BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • USA TODAY

Opening Night:
November 3, 2013
Closing:
June 29, 2014

Theater: Brooks Atkinson / 256 West 47th Street, New York, NY, 10036

Synopsis: 

After Midnight is a celebration of Duke Ellington’s years at the famed Harlem nightclub in the 1920s and ’30s, when the joint was jumping with revues featuring big band swing and blues, dancers, singers, comedians and novelty acts. With Ellington’s music as the centerpiece, this production re-imagines one of the composer’s Cotton Club floor shows right here on the City Center stage.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF After Midnight

    Time Travel and Time Steps: Tapping Into Harlem History

    Charles Isherwood

    November 3, 2013: The band takes the last bow in “After Midnight,” the sparkling new jazz revue that opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on Sunday night. This may be unusual for Broadway, where the players are normally in the pit — and the music often sounds as if it could have been piped in from Hong Kong — but it’s entirely as it should be.

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  • ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY REVIEW OF After Midnight

    After Midnight

    Thom Geier

    November 5, 2013: There are showstoppers aplenty in the ebullient new musical revue After Midnight, a celebration of classic jazz and swing numbers with some of the most astounding and spirited choreography currently on Broadway.

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  • ASSOCIATED PRESS REVIEW OF After Midnight

    Review: 'After Midnight' Celebrates Thrilling Jazz

    Mark Kennedy

    November 3, 2013: There are few things that bring smiles to even the most jaded faces — balloons, blaring trumpets and tap dancers. A new Broadway revue has two — no, make that all three — so no wonder it leaves you feeling lighter than air.

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  • HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW OF After Midnight

    After Midnight: Theater Review

    David Rooney

    November 3, 2013: The paramount requirement for any revue celebrating the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and ‘30s is stated right there in the Duke Ellington standard, “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing).” And After Midnight has it in abundance, courtesy of a superlative jazz orchestra handpicked by producer Wynton Marsalis from among the best in the business. Ninety minutes of exuberantly entertaining song and dance, this is a show that renders it impossible to keep your toes from tapping. Up first in a series of rotating special guest stars, Fantasia Barrino with her luscious vocals sets the bar high.

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  • USA TODAY REVIEW OF After Midnight

    Singers, dancers, musicians shine 'After Midnight'

    Elysa Gardner

    November 3, 2013: NEW YORK -- It is a sight not seen that often on a Broadway stage: the face of a musician, savoring an instrumental solo or a moment of camaraderie with other orchestra members.

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  • BROADWAY WORLD REVIEW OF After Midnight

    Review: AFTER MIDNIGHT Shimmers with Harlem Elegance

    Michael Dale

    November 3, 2013: Though Duke Ellington and his orchestra had further uptown destinations in mind when they advised nightlife-seeking denizens to take the A train, Broadway patrons seeking a luscious sampler of the music and styles that flourished in venues like The Cotton Club, The Savoy and The Sugar Cane during that golden era known as The Harlem Renaissance needn't travel further north than 47th Street, where the Brooks Atkinson Theatre is jumpin', stompin' and downright roof raisin' with the sounds of Ellington and his contemporaries in a dazzling showcase of talent christened After Midnight.

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  • NBC NEW YORK REVIEW OF After Midnight

    Review: "After Midnight" Brings Cotton Club to Broadway

    Robert Kahn

    November 3, 2013: After two sold-out runs at City Center, "Cotton Club Parade" has shed its original name (licensing issues!) and transferred to Broadway. Now with the smokier, more evocative title “After Midnight,” the moody homage to Duke Ellington opened Sunday at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

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