Former American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino has bounced back from some lows in both her personal life and career. But with a new album “Side Effects of You” released earlier this year, a five- date tour with Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli earlier this summer, and a new stint on Broadway, Fantasia is flying high.
According to the Huff Post Black Voices,
“‘After Midnight,’ a candy sampler of some two dozen musical numbers that showcase dance, jazz or singing, opened Sunday at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre led by musical genius Wynton Marsalis, an endearing Dule Hill as its host, and a thrilling guest singer in Fantasia Barrino.”
Fantasia is only expected to fill the role until February, but has set the bar high for her successors k.d. lang and then the duo of Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.
NY Daily News added:
“Fantasia shades her numbers with something special: baby softness for ‘I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,’ bluesy pain for ‘Stormy Weather‘ and, best of all, a playful randiness for Cab Calloway’s ‘Zaz Zuh Zaz.'”