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Apollo Presents
Ta-Nehisi Coates In Conversation:
A Post Mid-Term Reflection

Join best selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates and investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones in a discussion about the midterm elections, the state of American politics, and the historical currents that inform our present.

Monday, November 19th

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Apollo Presents:
The Diplomats

Friday, November 23 / 8pm

The Apollo Theater is proud to present this special one night only concert featuring the return of hip-hop mega group and Harlem's own The Diplomats as they reunite to launch a new album.

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Apollo Presents:
The Kings and Queens of New Jack Swing

Sunday, December 9 / 6pm & 9:30pm

Join us as we celebrate 30 years of the ground-breaking New Jack Swing sound. This special evening will not only serve as a homecoming for Harlem natives Teddy Riley and Keith Sweat but also as a celebration of the ground-breaking sub-genre created in the iconic Harlem streets.

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Twisted Melodies:
The Donny Hathaway Story

Thu, May 30 - Sun, Jun 2, 2019

This powerful one-man show is based on the life of '70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway. Set to moving music, this is an immersive and crushing play about this brilliant musician's compelling inner struggle.

Written and performed by Kelvin Roston, Jr.

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Co-production with Baltimore Center Stage and Mosaic Theater


The Apollo Theater has been an advocate for Black excellence and its contribution to American and global culture for 85 years. Our history has always has been at the intersection of art and activism, and our programming continues to center Black conversation. The Apollo has always been a space to offer a new vision for the world to view our society from the perspectives that are largely unseen and unheard across mainstream society.

Our 2018-2019 season – Say It Loud! is a dynamic collection of works that serve as a rallying cry. In today’s fractured political climate and in this crucial election year, our voices are as important as ever. We hope these works engage and inspire you in new and powerful ways.

We foster dialogue around important issues, not only through our mainstage productions, but also with our education and community programs. Say it Loud! is as much a call to action today as it was 50 years ago. Since its founding, the Apollo Theater has been a platform, partner and advocate for the ways in which music, theater and culture can be a catalyst for social change.

Join the movement as we continue this legacy of igniting action through arts, culture and ideas. I look forward to seeing you at the theater!

Kamilah Forbes
Apollo Executive Producer


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