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Singer k.d. lang says Broadway 'a dream come true'

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MARK KENNEDY | March 12, 2014 04:23 PM EST | AP


NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter k.d. lang says making her Broadway debut was "a dream come true" and its effects on her music will be "profound."

Lang took over from Fantasia Barrino as the second star vocalist in "After Midnight," a musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem. Her one-month stint ended Sunday.

Lang acknowledges she had to be on the top of her game as she sang "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "Stormy Weather" in front of a 17-peice band picked by Wynton Marsalis.

The alt-country singer says: "To sing in front of that band every night, literally, was a dream come true, such a gift."

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Online: http://www.aftermidnightbroadway.com