Join us on Monday, June 8 for the Apollo Theater’s Spring Gala, an unforgettable evening that will celebrate the Theater’s legacy with a spectacular one-night-only concert, followed by a star-studded party with dinner, music and dancing. Proceeds from the event support the Theater’s performing arts, education and community initiatives.

Special Performances By:

Rosanne Cash
Nile Rodgers & CHIC
Luke James
Kimberly Nichole
The Soil

Ray Chew, Musical Director

2015 Honorees:

The Madison Square Garden Company
Corporate Award
Accepted by James L. Dolan, Executive Chairman
Presented by Richard D. Parsons and Ronald O. Perelman

Ford Foundation
Percy Sutton Award
Accepted by Darren Walker, President
Presented by Anna Deavere Smith

7:00 pm Awards Presentation and Concert
8:30 pm Dinner and Dancing

Cocktail Attire

For information regarding Gala Sponsorship Packages, please contact Jodi Doherty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 212.531.5330.

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Open Auditions

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The Apollo's 2014-2015 season is made possible by lead support from Citi, the Coca-Cola Company, Troy and Keisha Dixon, Folonari Wines and Cavicchioli 1928, the Ford Foundation Fund for Global Programs, the Hearst Foundations, Robert K. Kraft, The Parsons Family Foundation, the Ronald O. Perelman Family Foundation, JoAnn Price, Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, Earl W. and Amanda Stafford, Time Warner Inc., the Reginald Van Lee New Works Fund, the Apollo Board of Directors and many other generous donors.
Lead annual support is also provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.