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Between the World and Me

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - October 27 @ 10:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Between the World and Me

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Apollo Theater Presents

Between The World And Me

Book by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Developed and Directed by Kamilah Forbes
Original Score by Jason Moran
Dramaturgy by Talvin Wilks
Dramaturgy and Adaptation by Lauren A. Whitehead

Co-Commissioned by the Apollo Theater and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Friday, October 25, 2019 / 8pm*
Saturday, October 26, 2019 / 8pm*
Monday, October 28, 2019 / 8pm*

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 / 3pm & 7:30pm

Based on the award-winning book by the Apollo Theater's Master Artist-in-Residence Ta-Nehisi Coates, the theatrical event Between the World and Me, takes difficult but necessary conversations around Black life and death and places them center stage.

A profound work that pivots from the biggest questions around racism and police violence to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Between the World and Me offers a powerful framework for understanding our nation’s history and asks: What is it like to inhabit a Black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me, both the book and the theatrical event, is an eye-opening, emotional look inside these conversations. 

Back by popular demand, after sold out runs at the Apollo Theater and Kennedy Center in 2018, this live performance features a cast of actors who bring to life Coates’ words, along with an captivating stage projections and music composed and performed live by MacArthur “Genius” Jason Moran (Selma, Netflix’s 13th) and his trio, direction by Apollo Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes (Broadway’s Stickfly, NBC’s The Wiz).

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Artist-in-Residence Flex Package: Purchase tickets to this event and the kick off of Ta-Nehisi Coates' national book tour The Water Dancer and save 20%.

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Tickets start at: $30
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Online and phone service fees apply


Between the World and Me is sponsored by




Harlem residents, employees, and business owners and students can save 50% on tickets to this moving performance. Half-Off for Harlem tickets can be purchased in person at the Apollo Theater Box Office. Ticket buyers must provide proof of residence or work ID. Offer available only while supplies last.

Half-Off for Harlem for this production is supported by JL Greene Arts Access Fund in The New York Community Trust.



The 2019-2020 season begins with two dynamic programs featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates, the Apollo Theater's inaugural Master Artist-in-Residence. This three-year initiative, which will include events on the Apollo’s iconic stage and in the new Apollo spaces in the Victoria Theater in Fall 2020, will further deepen the relationship between Coates and the nonprofit theater. The Artist-in-Residence program reinforces the Apollo Theater's commitment to celebrating African-American arts and culture, supporting emerging and established artists of color, and serving as an artistic, educational and community resource.


The inagural Master Artist Residency is sponsored by



Please arrive 45 minutes early for your performance. All performances have a strict No Late Seating Policy. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of House Management.


The Apollo Theater’s 2018 World Premiere production of Between the World and Me was produced and co-commissioned by the Apollo Theater in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Lead Sponsor of the production was Spotify, with leadership support from the Ford Foundation and Citi.  Between the World and Me was developed, in part, by the Sundance Institute Theater Lab at MASS MoCA as well as with Post-Lab Support Funds. Additional support was given by Tawana Tibbs and Bruce Gordon.






October 26 @ 8:00 pm
October 27 @ 10:00 pm
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Apollo Mainstage
New York, NY 10027 United States