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Fantasia to appear in 'After Midnight' musical revue on Broadway

July 20, 2013 at 2:55 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- Fantasia Barrino has been tapped to appear in the Broadway musical revue, "After Midnight," a celebration of Duke Ellington, the Los Angeles Times reported.

"After Midnight" marks Barrino's first return Broadway since her starring role as Celie in "The Color Purple" in 2007, the Times said Friday.

She is slated to be the first in a series of guest stars to appear in the musical revue, which begins Nov. 3, the newspaper said.

"After Midnight" will be directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, Wynton Marsalis is the musical director and Isabel Toledo is costume designer.

The show will run through Feb. 9.

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