Combined, the trio of musical legends boasts 22 platinum and gold records, 18 Grammy Awards and almost 300 million albums sold worldwide. LaBelle will play June 10-29 with Knight performing July 8-Aug. 3 and Cole performing Aug. 5-31 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
The production was Tony-nominated for Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Carlyle), Best Choreography (Carlyle), Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Adriane Lenox), Best Costume Design of a Musical (Isabel Toledo), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Howell Binkley) and Best Sound Design of a Musical (Peter Hylenski).
After Midnight received five Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Outstanding New Broadway Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Carlyle), Outstanding Choreographer (Carlyle), Outstanding Costume Design (Toledo) and Outstanding Lighting Design (Binkley) as well as Drama League nominations for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical and the Distinguished Performance Award (Adriane Lenox) and three Drama Desk nominations for Outstanding Revue, Outstanding Choreography (Carlyle) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Lenox).
The musical reintroduces the Cotton Club tradition of rotating celebrity guest stars and has featured multi-platinum recording artist and actress Vanessa Williams (currently through May 11), Grammy Award-winning recording artist Fantasia Barrino (Oct. 18, 2013-Feb. 9), four-time Grammy Award winner k.d. lang (Feb. 11-March 9) and Grammy Award winners Toni Braxton and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds (March 17-30). Barrino will return May 13-June 8.