Sunday, June 15, 2014

Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole to Headline After Midnight This Summer on Broadway

Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, Natalie Cole "After Midnight"
Photograph by Domingo Canate for Spot Is Hot
Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole will join the roster of "Special Guest Star" vocalists in After Midnight . LaBelle is set to play performances from June 10 through 29, Knight from July 8 through August 3, and Cole August 5 through 31. The musical, which recently garnered seven Tony nods, including Best Musical, is playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Combined, the trio of legends have received 22 platinum and gold records, 18 Grammy Awards and sold almost 300 million albums worldwide. LaBelle has previously starred on Broadway in Fela! and Patti La Belle on Broadway. Knight appeared on the Great White Way in Smokey Joe’s Café. After Midnight marks Cole's Broadway debut.

Conceived by Jack Viertel, After Midnight is an evocative new musical that tackles the sexy, smoky glamour of the Jazz Age, set in the heyday of Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s Cotton Club. The show currently stars Vanessa WilliamsDulé Hill and Adriane Lenox.

In October 2013, I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek, meet and greet Fantasia at the Brook Atkins Theatre.  We discussed how she manages stress during her run on Broadway with AFTER MIDNIGHT.  Check out the highlights from my exclusive video interview:

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