By Michael Gioia
17 Jun 2014
This album collects Ellington's original recordings (between 1927-40) showcased in the musical revue After Midnight, a 2014 Tony nominee for Best Musical. It includes songs such as "It Don't Mean a Thing," "Stormy Weather" and "Cotton Club Stomp."
After Midnight was nominated for seven 2014 Tony Awards, winning for Best Choreography (Carlyle). After Midnight received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Choreographer (Carlyle), Drama Desks for Outstanding Revue and Outstanding Choreography (Carlyle) and Astaire Awards for Outstanding Choreographer of a Broadway Show (Carlyle), Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show (Karine Plantadit), Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show (Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards) and Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show (Jared Grimes).