The Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization is established to manage, fund and program the Apollo Theater.
The Artist formerly known as Prince plays the Apollo in an exclusive VH1 Concert.
The Apollo Theater Foundation launches its first performance series with a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Other performances follow including Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Boys Choir of Harlem and Betty Carter - Jazz Ahead ’95.
Tony Bennett plays a sold-out engagement honoring Billie Holiday.
In 2002, George C. Wolfe’s new musical Harlem Song opens to enthusiastic.
The Theater hosts its inaugural Spring Benefit Gala in 2005 with a special tribute Ossie Davis.
The first phase of renovation is completed and includes the installation of over 1,500 house seats, restoration of the 125th-Street façade, a, state-of-the-art Marquee, new stage and greenroom.