PLAYBILL VIDEO WEEK IN REVIEW: Chita Rivera, Last Five Years, After Midnight and Disney's "Frozen"
19 Oct 2013
After Midnight Gives a Sneak Preview of the Classic Jazz Review
Featuring the music of jazz composers including Duke Ellington, Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields and Harold Arlen set against a narrative of Langston Hughes poetry, Broadway's After Midnight began as the critically acclaimed Encores! production Cotton Club Parade. Guest artists Fantasia (Oct. 18 - Feb. 9) and k.d. lang (Feb. 11 – Mar. 9) perform alongside an orchestra of 17 world-class musicians, an ensemble of 25 vocalists and dancers. Here, Fantasia and cast gave a sneak peek at four numbers from the review-style show. Performances begin Oct. 18 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs. Read the Playbill story.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.