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kd lang to make Broadway Debut Next Year in Jazz Musical 'After Midnight'

Kd langGrammy Award-winning artist kd lang has announced she will be making her Broadway debut next year in the jazz musical After Midnight. Lang will be replacing American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino as the second guest headliner for the show, which centers around Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem. Lang's limited engagement performance will begin February 11th and continue through March 9th.

Here's the Playbill summary for After Midnight

"Jazz is a state of mind. It's a structure for innovation, forward momentum and freedom. The evocative new musical After Midnight will take the sexy, smoke glamour of the original Jazz Age and catapult it into a whole new era of heart-pounding, mind-blowing entertainment for modern Broadway audiences. 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 world-class big band of 17 musicians hand-picked by living jazz legend, 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 sensational vocalists and dancers, including special guest stars, whose interpretations will shatter everything you think you know about music, nightlife and Broadway. Welcome to the new Jazz Age."

With pop, folk, country, and torch songs under her belt, its no surprise that the talented lang is now cutting her teeth on jazz. Tickets for lang's engagement will go on sale November 4th and can be purchased here.

You can also join us AFTER THE JUMP for additional footage of lang's great performances and songs of the past.




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  1. To be a artist it takes great passion. K.D. has that. This is a wonderful choice!!! I can't wait.

    Posted by: Geoff | Sep 14, 2013 8:37:18 PM

  2. She's Rad!

    Posted by: MoJo | Sep 14, 2013 8:39:40 PM

  3. Isn't this the Duke Ellington Cotton Club musical? Will k.d. be in blackface?

    Posted by: will | Sep 14, 2013 9:36:31 PM

  4. She is an original talent.

    Posted by: GB | Sep 14, 2013 9:55:04 PM

  5. k.d. Lang has packed on the pounds in the last 10 years or so. Since she's in the public eye, she needs to lose some of it before she gets too porky.
    But yes, unique, astonishing performer.

    Posted by: David From Canada | Sep 14, 2013 10:57:11 PM

  6. k.d. is one of the most under-appreciated singers of this generation. She has an absolutely gorgeous voice and the talent to use it for almost any style. Her version of Cohen's "Hallelujah" is the best ever. I was glad to see you included video of her doing that song.

    Posted by: sparks | Sep 15, 2013 5:33:56 AM

  7. amazing performer

    Posted by: Reality | Sep 15, 2013 9:56:20 AM

  8. I adore her. Her single "I Confess" should be on everyone's playlist.

    Posted by: kdknyc | Sep 15, 2013 12:11:54 PM

  9. I thought it was kind of funny how the New York Times used capital letters for k.d. Lang in their article yesterday. A style manual thing I suppose.

    Posted by: mdnc | Sep 15, 2013 2:17:54 PM

  10. "Hymns of the 49th Parallel" is still my current favorite of k.d.'s albums although I pretty much like everything she's done; "Hallelujah" is among my favorite tracks. I'm glad she's doing the Broadway thing, it will help build a new audience for her wonderful music and singing.

    By the way, "packing on the pounds"… I suspect that she hardly cares much what people think, she seems pretty comfortable with herself. All power to her!

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Sep 15, 2013 4:16:32 PM

  11. Her Live in London DVD on Blu-Ray is stunningly beautiful both visually and artistically. A must-have, IMO.

    Posted by: Mark | Sep 16, 2013 12:39:14 AM

  12. that voice. simply stunning.

    Posted by: Mike B. | Sep 16, 2013 12:53:36 AM

  13. I love kd lang, but I've got to wonder about a role that she and Fantasia would both be right for.

    Posted by: Daniel | Sep 16, 2013 11:51:21 AM

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