Jazz Musicians Announced for Broadway’s After Midnight

After Midnight Broadway MusicalThe forthcoming Broadway music revue After Midnight, which has already announced cast members Adriane Lenox and Dule Hill along with featured singer Fantasia Barrino, now has its line-up of musicians set to serve as the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars.

Selected by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, the All-Stars will include Gregory Gisbert, Bruce Harris, James Zollar, and Alfonso Horne on trumpets; Arthur Baron, James Burton III, and Wayne Goodman on trombones; Godwin Louis, Mark Gross, Andrew Farber, Daniel Block, and Kurt Bacher on woodwinds; James Chirillo on guitar; Adam Birnbaum on piano; Jennifer Vincent on bass; and Alvester Garnett on drums.

After Midnight starts preview performances at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre on October 18, with an opening night scheduled for November 3.

K.D. Lang To Appear in Broadway Bound After Midnight

k.d. langGrammy winning musician k.d. lang is set to make her Broadway debut in the new musical revue After Midnight at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Lang is scheduled to begin her engagement with the show on February 11, 2014 and end on March 9.

After Midnight is planning to have a succession of special guests playing limited engagements during the show’s run. American Idol‘s Fantasia Barrino (The Color Purple) will be the musical’s first featured performer, headlining from October 18 until the time that k.d. lang joins the show.

k.d. lang is a well-known adult contemporary artist who most recently released the album Sing It Loud. Her recording Absolute Torch and Twang won lang her first Grammy, and she continues to be best known for the hit single “Constant Craving”.

Fantasia Barrino To Be After Midnight’s First Star

Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Barrino

After Midnight, the new Jazz Age inspired show coming to Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre this autumn, has announced that the first of a line-up of guest-star headliners will be Fantasia Barrino. Last seen on Broadway in The Color Purple, Fantasia was first brought to fame as a contestant on American Idol.

In addition to famed guest stars, After Midnight will feature 25 singers and dancers, along with a 17-person band. According to press notes, “After Midnight will celebrate Duke Ellington’s years at the Cotton Club using his original arrangements and performed by a world-class big band of 17 musicians … The timeless tunes set against a narrative of Langston Hughes poetry will provide an authentic backdrop for an array of cutting-edge performances.”

Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, the production begins preview performances on October 18. Fantasia Barrino is scheduled to perform in After Midnight through February 9 2013