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Singer k.d. lang joins Broadway's 'After Midnight'
By MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy Award-winning singer k.d. lang has sung everything from country to folk to torch songs. Now she's about to unleash her jazz side on Broadway.

The Canadian singer-songwriter will take over from Fantasia Barrino as the second star vocalist in "After Midnight," a musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem. Lang starts performances Feb. 11 and will end her run March 9.

Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Wynton Marsalis, the show appeared off-Broadway last year at New York City Center under the name "Cotton Club Parade." Songs include "Stormy Weather," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "I've Got the World on a String." The show stars Dulé Hill who will play the host of the show.

Performances start Oct. 18 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, with an official opening night set for Nov. 3.

In a career spanning 25 years, k.d. lang has won four Grammys and is perhaps best known for her cover of Roy Orbison's "Crying," her interpretation of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and her hit song "Constant Craving." In April, she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

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Dec 1, 2013 10:13AM
I've seen Kd many times and she is absolutely incredible!
Also, I'd like to show another side of Miley Cyrus that apparently many of you haven't seen. This is not to defend her actions, but to show that she too, is a genuine talent.

Sep 13, 2013 5:28PM
she sings roy orbison as good as roy
Sep 12, 2013 8:33PM
K D is one of the best female (ok, female or male)  vocalists ever...ever!  Her voice is simply amazing. powerful, spot on tune, just a treat.  I have never seen her in person but wish I could.  I'm a 70 year old Man so have had many to compare her too.  She is a gift.....
Sep 12, 2013 6:16PM
I haven't heard anything about her in a long time.  What a voice - she can sing circles around almost anyone.  Glad she's back!!!!
Sep 12, 2013 5:53PM
ooofka !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! looks like johnny cash
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