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Thursday, 25 July 2013 10:42

Dule Hill Returns to Broadway as the Host of AFTER MIDNIGHT

DULÉ HILL
RETURNS TO THE STAGE IN
THE NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

AFTER MIDNIGHT

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New York, NY (Thursday, July 25) – Emmy Award-nominated actor Dulé Hill will return to the stage in After Midnight, marking his first appearance in a musical since Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk.  With his own unique song and dance style, Hill will serve as “The Host” of the evening, leading the audience through the heat and glamour of the Harlem Renaissance using the words of Langston Hughes. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle and featuring the big-band sounds of nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, After Midnight will begin preview performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (246 West 47th Street) on Friday, October 18, 2013 with an official opening night set for Sunday, November 3, 2013.  Hill joins the previously announced Fantasia.  Tickets for After Midnight are now on sale. Complete casting and musicians will be announced shortly.

Dulé Hill studied dance as a child and, by the age of 10, was cast in The Tap Dance Kid as Savion Glover’s Broadway understudy before leading the first national tour.  He later appeared on Broadway in Black and Blue, Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk and, most recently, Stick Fly.  Television audiences know Hill from his Emmy Award-nominated role as presidential aide, Charlie Young on the critically acclaimed television drama “The West Wing” and the hit USA Network comedy/crime series Psych.

The evocative new musical After Midnight will take the sexy, smoky glamour of the original Jazz Age and catapult it into a whole new era of heart-pounding, mind-blowing entertainment for modern Broadway audiences.  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 is a new production of Cotton Club Parade which played two smash-hit, sold-out engagements at City Center.  Conceived by Jack Viertel, After Midnight features direction and choreography by Warren Carlyle, musical direction by Wynton Marsalis and musical supervision by Daryl Waters.

The design team for After Midnight will include prolific design couple Isabel Toledo (costumes) and Ruben Toledo, Tony Award-winners John Lee Beatty (set design) and Howell Binkley (lighting design) and Peter Hylenski (sound).

After Midnight is produced by Scott Sanders Productions, and Wynton Marsalis, in association with Marks-Moore-Turnbull GroupStephen and Ruth Hendel; Tom Kirdahy.

The performance schedule for After Midnight will be as follows: October 18 through November 3, 2013: Mondays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. with matinee performances on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m.  There will not be a performance on Thursday, October 31 and curtain will be at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 3 (opening night).  Beginning November 5, 2013: Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and matinee performances on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 pm and Sundays at 3 pm.  Tickets range from $60.00 to $142.00 (premium tickets will be available for $199).  Tickets for groups of 12 or more can be purchased by calling 212-239-6262 or 800-432-7780 or by visiting http://groups.telecharge.com.  

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