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    k.d. lang to Make Her Broadway Debut in New Musical "After Midnight" in February 2014

    k.d. lang will make her Broadway debut in the new musical After Midnight. She will join the company following fellow Grammy Award-winner Fantasia as the second “Special Guest Star” vocalist beginning Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (and continuing through Sunday, March 9, 2014), reintroducing the Cotton Club's tradition of welcoming stars in limited engagements throughout the musical's run. After Midnight will begin preview performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) on Friday, October 18, 2013, with an official opening night set for Sunday, November 3, 2013. Tickets for k.d. lang’s engagement will go on sale Monday, November 4, 2013.

    Innovation, experimentation and a talent for subverting genre have marked k.d. lang’s career. Her pioneering alt-country album Absolute Torch and Twang garnered lang her first Grammy Award and mainstream recognition. As a follow up, she switched musical hats from country to a fiery brand of adult contemporary and released Ingénue, which featured the hit “Constant Craving” and went platinum in Canada and the US. Her unforgettable interpretation of Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah” has become, along with her breathtaking cover of Roy Orbison's “Crying,” an in-concert showstopper. lang has collaborated with such musicians as Orbison, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Loretta Lynn, and Tony Bennett. “She’s the best singer of her generation,” observed Bennett, who has frequently performed with lang. Her most recent album, Sing It Loud, released in 2011 on Nonesuch Records, is a return to the more raucous, dramatic side of her range.

    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 big band of 17 musicians hand-picked by 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 vocalists and dancers, including special guest stars, whose interpretations will shatter everything you think you know about music, nightlife and Broadway.

    After Midnight is a new production of Cotton Club Parade, which played two sold-out engagements at City Center. Conceived by Jack Viertel, After Midnight features direction and choreography by Warren Carlyle, musical direction by Wynton Marsalis and musical supervision by Daryl Waters. The design team for After Midnight will include prolific design couple Isabel Toledo (costumes) and Ruben Toledo, Tony Award-winners John Lee Beatty (set design), Howell Binkley (lighting design) and Peter Hylenski (sound). After Midnight is produced by Scott Sanders Productions, and Wynton Marsalis, in association with Marks-Moore-Turnbull Group; Stephen and Ruth Hendel; Tom Kirdahy.

    For more on the show, visit aftermidnightbroadway.com.

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k.d. lang to Make Her Broadway Debut in New Musical "After Midnight" in February 2014

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k.d. lang will make her Broadway debut in the new musical After Midnight beginning February 11, 2014 (and continuing through March 9, 2014). Tickets for her engagement go on sale November 4, 2013. 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 big band of 17 musicians hand-picked by Wynton Marsalis. After Midnight is a new production of Cotton Club Parade which played two sold-out engagements at City Center. 

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k.d. lang will make her Broadway debut in the new musical After Midnight. She will join the company following fellow Grammy Award-winner Fantasia as the second “Special Guest Star” vocalist beginning Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (and continuing through Sunday, March 9, 2014), reintroducing the Cotton Club's tradition of welcoming stars in limited engagements throughout the musical's run. After Midnight will begin preview performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) on Friday, October 18, 2013, with an official opening night set for Sunday, November 3, 2013. Tickets for k.d. lang’s engagement will go on sale Monday, November 4, 2013.

Innovation, experimentation and a talent for subverting genre have marked k.d. lang’s career. Her pioneering alt-country album Absolute Torch and Twang garnered lang her first Grammy Award and mainstream recognition. As a follow up, she switched musical hats from country to a fiery brand of adult contemporary and released Ingénue, which featured the hit “Constant Craving” and went platinum in Canada and the US. Her unforgettable interpretation of Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah” has become, along with her breathtaking cover of Roy Orbison's “Crying,” an in-concert showstopper. lang has collaborated with such musicians as Orbison, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Loretta Lynn, and Tony Bennett. “She’s the best singer of her generation,” observed Bennett, who has frequently performed with lang. Her most recent album, Sing It Loud, released in 2011 on Nonesuch Records, is a return to the more raucous, dramatic side of her range.

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 big band of 17 musicians hand-picked by 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 vocalists and dancers, including special guest stars, whose interpretations will shatter everything you think you know about music, nightlife and Broadway.

After Midnight is a new production of Cotton Club Parade, which played two sold-out engagements at City Center. Conceived by Jack Viertel, After Midnight features direction and choreography by Warren Carlyle, musical direction by Wynton Marsalis and musical supervision by Daryl Waters. The design team for After Midnight will include prolific design couple Isabel Toledo (costumes) and Ruben Toledo, Tony Award-winners John Lee Beatty (set design), Howell Binkley (lighting design) and Peter Hylenski (sound). After Midnight is produced by Scott Sanders Productions, and Wynton Marsalis, in association with Marks-Moore-Turnbull Group; Stephen and Ruth Hendel; Tom Kirdahy.

For more on the show, visit aftermidnightbroadway.com.

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