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256 West 47th St, New York, NY 10036

After Midnight

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Closed June 29, 2014

It will be a long time before Broadway hosts music making this hot, sweet and altogether glorious again.

The New York Times

Why See After Midnight?

An Homage to Harlem's Golden Age

After Midnight is the brand new singing, dancing sensational Broadway version of Encore's highly acclaimed musical, Cotton Club Parade. The show takes the audience back to the by-gone era of 1920s New York City, where illicit alcohol flowed and big band jazz took centre stage.

Made up of the legendary 17-strong orchestra, The Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, and a chorus of 42 sensational vocalists and dancers, After Midnight is a magic dose of musical medicine you can't afford to miss, a show the New York Times has called the "number one Broadway musical of the year!"

It was was nominated for seven awards in the 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and won for Best Choreography.

What is After Midnight About?

After Midnight is set in Harlem's iconic Cotton Club, a real-life Jazz nightclub that operated during the Prohibition Age of the 1920s. Although there is no specific narrative, the music of Duke Ellington, numerous jazz and tap dance numbers and special guest stars help to recreate this Golden Age of Jazz and a night out at the Cotton Club!

After Midnight's Exciting Guest Stars

The production mimics the guest performers of the original Cotton Club era by calling special celebrity stars to the stage. Past performers have included Vanessa Williams, while the latest star to take her turn is 2012 American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino. She'll be on-stage until June 8th only!

Additional guest stars are:
Patti Labelle - June 10th to 29th

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Additional Information


Opening night: 15 April 2014


Suitable for audiences of all ages

Run time

One and a half hours long with no intermission


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


Dule Hill - The Host
Patti Labelle
Desmond Richardson
Everett Bradley
Karine Plantadit


Warren Carlyle - Director and Choreographer
Wynton Marsalis - Artistic Director
Isabel Toledo and Ruben Toledo - Costumes Design
Peter Hylenski - Sound Design
John Lee Beatty - Set Design
Howell Binkley - Lighting


2014 Tony Award Wins

Best Choreography - Warren Carlyle

2014 Tony Award Nominations

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

2014 Drama Desk Award Wins

Outstanding Choreography - Warren Carlyle

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