Harlem's hottest nightclub is about to get hotter. Christopher Jackson will join the cast of After Midnight from April 5 through 20 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Jackson will take over for Everett Bradley, who will join Meredith Viera’s upcoming talk show as the bandleader, according to TV Guide. Jackson appeared in the Encores! production of the musical, which was it was called Cotton Club Parade at that time.
Jackson most recently appeared on Broadway in Bronx Bombers as Derek Jeter and Bobby Sturges. He also originated the role of Benny in In the Heights. His additional Broadway credits include Memphis and The Lion King.
Set against a narrative of Langston Hughes’ poetry, After Midnight celebrates Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s famed Cotton Club using his original arrangements and performed by a world-class big band of 17 musicians. The production is directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle and currently features special guest star Vanessa Williams, Dulé Hill and Adriane Lenox.