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NY1 Theater Review: 'After Midnight'

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Jazz favorite k.d. lang's Broadway debut in the show "After Midnight" will wrap up this weekend. NY1's Roma Torre filed the following review.

"After Midnight" keeps on ticking. Since opening in November, the 90-minute Cotton Club-style revue featuring Wynton Marsalis' incomparable Jazz At Lincoln Center All-Stars continues to dazzle. And as promised, it features a rotating roster of star vocalists to belt out a few classic gems. So, exit Fantasia and enter k.d. lang.

As a testament to the universal nature of great music, both women, famed for entirely different styles, perform the same songs with equal virtuosity.

With her crystalline tones, lang's elegantly sumptuous vocals are tailored to the era. Her rendition of "Stormy Weather" sends goosebumps, and in those white tails and spats, she scats with the best of them! She's not a dancer, but it's a novel touch to see this noted lesbian stepping out with a female partner. She has four songs in all, and each one is a high note.

The cast is otherwise unchanged, and that's worth celebrating. It may be Harlem after midnight, but its joys are timeless. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP