Dule Hill to join Broadway's 'After Midnight'

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 24 at 1:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Dule Hill will be tapping into his dancing roots when he joins Broadway's "After Midnight," a musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem.

Producers said Wednesday the actor and trained tap dancer best known for starring in USA's hit detective series "Psych," will play the host of the show, presenting the sound and glamor of the Harlem Renaissance.

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

Hill was last on Broadway as Spoon, a lawyer-turned-budding novelist, in Lydia R. Diamond's thoughtful family drama "Stick Fly" in 2011.

Hill joins the already announced Grammy Award- and "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino in "After Midnight," which will feature 17 musicians and 25 vocalists and dancers.

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