PHOTO CALL: Toni Braxton and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds Are New Headliners of Broadway's After Midnight

By Krissie Fullerton
24 Mar 2014

Toni Braxton and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds are the latest Grammy Award-winning artists to join the roster of guest-star vocalists in the Broadway musical revue After Midnight. Braxton and Edmonds began performances March 18, marking Edmonds' Broadway debut and Braxton's return.

Braxton and Edmonds recently teamed up for their first album of duets, "Love, Marriage & Divorce," which arrived in stores Dec. 3, 2013, on Motown Records. "Hurt You" hit Top 10 on the Billboard charts. The duo first collaborated on a duet for Braxton's 1992 debut "Give U My Heart," which was co-written and co-produced by "Babyface."

Braxton has been seen on Broadway in Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Aida and on screen in the Lifetime movie "Twist of Faith." Edmonds is a ten-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist.

They continue in After Midnight through March 30.

Here's a look at the duo in the production:



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Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Toni Braxton
Photo by Matthew Murphy


Here's how producers Sanders and Marsalis bill the production: "Jazz is a state of mind. It's a structure for innovation, forward momentum and freedom. 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."

For more information, visit AfterMidnightBroadway.com.