If Fantasia had been knocked up by oh say a pastor instead of a T-Mobile sales associate, this is how I imagine she would look on her wedding day. Add a pair of flower girls sprinkling sunflower seeds down the aisle and we’d really have ourselves a hood Platinum Wedding.
Tasia Mae managed to keep her shoes on and her dress up while performing at the After Midnight Broadway press preview at Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Wednesday (October 16) in New York City.
Set against a narrative of Langston Hughes’ poetry, After Midnight celebrates Duke Ellington’s reign at the Cotton Club in Harlem using his original arrangements and performed by an orchestra of 17 musicians hand picked by Wynton Marsalis. Fantasia will lead the show’s ensemble that includes actor Dulé Hill and Tony winner Adriane Lenox.
The jazz-age musical review will officially begin its run on November 3.