“Midnight. Harlem. Once it was true, in 1932 Harlem’s heartbeat was a drumbeat. After Midnight, early blue evening. Lights ain’t come on yet…They’re coming on now.” BAM! The Brooks Atkinson Theatre‘s stage breaks out into old Harlem jazz.
After Midnight features the elegant Harlem 1930s nightclub scene in full swing. The very talented ensemble gives every ounce of themselves to the audience in this high energy production. Most notable member of the ensemble Fantasia Barrino delivers four outstanding performances that should not be missed.
Candy Spelling, producer of After Midnight, told PressRoomVIP that she is “a jazz lover. This is the ultimate jazz. It’s the best of the singing, it’s the best of the dancing, it’s the best of all of it.”
Dule Hill has much admiration for his co-stars. Hill said, “The level of talent on that stage every night is really awe-inspiring for me. It challenges me to dig deeper and to reach further. Jimmy Slyde would always say ‘if you’re not falling, you’re not reaching.’ And being around these group of artists inspires me to reach everyday.”
The lights dim…The music simmers… And the roof of the theater gets ready to lift off into the stratosphere – as a company of 42 top-flight singers, dancers and musicians takes the stage to create what New York Magazine calls “an apotheosis of pure joy.” It all happens at AFTER MIDNIGHT, the new Broadway phenomenon that catapults the greatest music of Duke Ellington and Harlem’s Golden Age into the 21st century. The New York Times says, “It’s hot, sweet and altogether glorious. You’ll be in seventh heaven!”
Heart-stopping vocalists, eye-blurring tappers, rule-breaking dancers and chart-topping Special Guest Star singers – led by Grammy – winner Fantasia, now through Feb. 9 – join forces to create a singular theater experience. They’re all joined onstage by Emmy winner Dule Hill and The Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, a 17-piece band hand-selected by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. As the New York Post says, “Don’t, under any circumstances, miss it!”
Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Wednesday: 2.00PM, 7.30PM
Saturday: 2.00PM, 8.00PM
“Midnight. Harlem. Once it was true, in 1932 Harlem’s heartbeat was a drumbeat. After Midnight, early blue evening. Lights ain’t come on yet…They’re coming on now.” BAM! The Brooks Atkinson Theatre’s stage breaks out into old Harlem jazz.