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LaBelle, Knight and Cole head to ‘After Midnight’

LaBelle, Knight and Cole head to ‘After Midnight’

NATALIE COLE:Producers of the show that celebrates Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club say Cole (above), Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight will take turns as special guest stars this summer. Photo: Associated Press

MARK KENNEDY

NEW YORK (AP) — The lineup of pop stars keeps coming for new Tony Award-nominated “After Midnight.”

Producers of the show that celebrates Duke Ellington’s years at the Cotton Club say Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole will take turns as special guest stars this summer.

LaBelle will play performances from June 10-29, Knight takes July 8 – Aug. 3, and Cole will appear from Aug. 5-31 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Each will offer their own take on the songs “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” ”Stormy Weather,” ”On the Sunny Side of the Street” and “Zaz Zuh Zaz.”

The show earned seven Tony nods on Tuesday, including for best musical.

Others who have starred in the show are Fantasia Barrino, Toni Braxton, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Vanessa Williams and k.d. lang.

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