Fresh off songs like “Lose To Win” and “Without Me,” Fantasia Barrino is in talks to appear in a reincarnation of the acclaimed production “Cotton Club Parade” on Broadway.
Refreshed with a new name, “After Midnight,” producers behind the production are reportedly in talks to bring Fantasia to Broadway as early as October, with an official opening date in November.
According to Shadow & Act, the original production of “Cotton Club Parade/After Midnight” is billed as “a Broadway-style revue that recreates Duke Ellington’s years at the famed Harlem nightclub in the 1920s and ’30s, when the joint was jumping with shows featuring big band swing and blues. As in the original revues, After Midnight will feature singers, dancers and variety acts, with songs by the greatest jazz composers of the time, including Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, a young Harold Arlen, and of course, Duke Ellington himself.”
Other names considered for casting have not been revealed at this point, but “After Midnight” is slated for previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and could open on November 3.
An official announcement regarding the cast is expected in the coming weeks.