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“After Midnight” Starring Patti LaBelle to Close June 29

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Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards ProductionsAfter Midnight, the Broadway musical that has provided opportunities for a rotating set of stars including Tony Braxton, Babyface and Fantasia, will have it’s final performance on Sunday, June 29, the last scheduled date for current guest star Patti LaBelle.  The show is closing early before scheduled guest runs by Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole.

According to The New York Times producers were hoping that a Tony Award win earlier this month would boost the show’s fortunes, but another show beat it out for Best Musical.  The show’s choreographer did win a Tony for Best Choreography.

LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Fantasia sang music from the show at the Tony ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and host Hugh Jackman joined the show’s tap dancers on stage.  The musical opened in October 2013.  It pays homage to Duke Ellington‘s orchestra that played at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem in the 1920s.


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