- Rehearsal: September 19, 2013
- Preview: October 18, 2013
- Open: November 3, 2013
- Close: June 29, 2014
Refracted through a contemporary lens, "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 hand-picked by living jazz legend, Wynton Marsalis. The timeless tunes set against a narrative of Langston Hughes poetry will provide an authentic backdrop for an array of cutting-edge performances by 25 sensational vocalists and dancers, including special guest stars, whose interpretations will shatter everything you think you know about music, nightlife and Broadway. Welcome to the new Jazz Age.
"After Midnight" (originally titled "Cotton Club Parade") was developed as part of City Center Encores!, where it played in November 2011 and Novemer 2012