On Thursday, May 1, Duke Ellington's granddaughter Mercedes stopped by Broadway's After Midnight in honor of what would have been her legendary grandfather's 115th birthday this past Tuesday. Take a look at the heir to the jazz throne as she poses with the Cotton Club-inspired musical revue's latest special guest performer, Vanessa Williams, backstage at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Mercedes Ellington smiles with After Midnight guest performer Vanessa Williams at the Brooks Atkinson Theater after the May 1 performance.
Mercedes Ellington smiles with After Midnight guest performer Vanessa Williams at the Brooks Atkinson Theater after the May 1 performance.
(courtesy of After Midnight)

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