Tony-Winning After Midnight to Sail on Norwegian Escape

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Three award-winning Broadway songstresses, Melinda Doolittle, Sharon Wilkins and Melba Moore, are hopping aboard the Norwegian Escape to perform in the Tony Award-winning musical, After Midnight, along with their own Supper Club Cabaret Show. Showings begin August 19. The new show comes after performances of Jersey Boys and the original production ¡HAVANA!, as well as the introduction of Syd Norman’s Pour House.

After Midnight is a story about Duke Ellington’s time at Harlem’s Cotton Club during the Jazz Age. After Doolittle performs for six weeks, Sharon Wilkins will take on the role. Wilkins has been in Broadway for over 20 years. She’s also an onscreen actress, having been in shows like Maid in Manhattan, National Treasure and Law and Order: SVU and Rescue Me. She’ll end her role on December 9 and return February 1, 2019. In this off-period, Melba Moore will take over. She has been featured in several Grammy and Tony Award winning musicals including Hair, Les Misérables and Purlie, where she won a Tony for best performance by a featured actress in a musical in 1970.

In addition to this musical, the actresses will assume singing roles in their own Cabaret Show in The Supper Club. They’ll perform solo singing acts with a three-piece band.

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