Monday, May 23, 2022
Doors Open
6:00 PM EDT
Show Starts
7:00 PM EDT
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Where
Soundstage at the Apollo
Event Date
May 23, 2022
Event Time
7:00 PM EDT
Awards Presentation & Concert
Dinner & Dancing
Location
Soundstage at the Apollo

Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Sekou Luke (Notes from Harlem) and noted music journalist Christian John Wikane (PopMatters) present Unscripted Live! an interview series that spotlights the stories of legendary and innovative artists, their resilience, and their creative regeneration. For one night only, Sekou and Christian will bring Unscripted to the world-famous Apollo Theater Soundstage! GRAMMY-winning legend Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters will join Christian for a live one-on-one interview, followed by the premiere of a short film celebrating Season 2 of Unscripted that features exclusive clips from video interviews with Joshie Jo Armstead, Cory Daye, Lisa Fischer, Christian Holder, Van Hunt, Rahsaan Patterson, Janice Pendarvis, and Ray Shell. Guest artists from the film will join Christian for a special Q&A following the premiere.  

Pictured: Christian John Wikane and Ruth Pointer. Photo by Sekou Luke (Rebel Media).

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Monday, May 23, 2022

Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Sekou Luke (Notes from Harlem) and noted music journalist Christian John Wikane (PopMatters) present Unscripted Live! an interview series that spotlights the stories of legendary and innovative artists, their resilience, and their creative regeneration. For one night only, Sekou and Christian will bring Unscripted to the world-famous Apollo Theater Soundstage! GRAMMY-winning legend Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters will join Christian for a live one-on-one interview, followed by the premiere of a short film celebrating Season 2 of Unscripted that features exclusive clips from video interviews with Joshie Jo Armstead, Cory Daye, Lisa Fischer, Christian Holder, Van Hunt, Rahsaan Patterson, Janice Pendarvis, and Ray Shell. Guest artists from the film will join Christian for a special Q&A following the premiere.  

Pictured: Christian John Wikane and Ruth Pointer. Photo by Sekou Luke (Rebel Media).

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Covid-19 Guidelines

For the safety of our audiences and staff, all ticketholders and attendees of this event must provide proof of vaccination in order to enter the theater. In addition, all attendees are required to wear face coverings while inside the theater. Click here for more information about our COVID safety policies.

Doors Open
6:00 PM EDT
Show Starts
7:00 PM EDT
Ages
Where
Soundstage at the Apollo
Event Date
May 23, 2022
Event Time
7:00 PM EDT
Awards Presentation & Concert
Dinner & Dancing
Location
Soundstage at the Apollo
Sponsors
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Important Information:

For the safety of our audiences and staff, all ticketholders and attendees of this event must provide proof of vaccination in order to enter the theater. In addition, all attendees are required to wear face coverings while inside the theater. Click here for more information about our COVID safety policies.

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New York, US
Bebe Winans
Choreographer & Dancer
London, UK
Meme Manning
Voice Actress
Los Angeles, US
Leia Manson
Supporting Actress
Chicago, US
Ben Jefferson
Stand-in & Dancer
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The Apollo mainstage
Accessible Seating
The Apollo’s Historic Theater has 12 wheelchair seating locations available for every show, all on the Orchestra seating level. Tickets for wheelchair seating locations can be purchased at The Apollo Theater box office or on Ticketmaster.

Four wheelchair seating locations will be reserved until the day of each performance.Each seating level is accessible via the elevator inside The Apollo’s Historic Theater. Guests should be aware of the small steps leading toward the Mezzanine and Balcony seating levels. Depending on the guest’s ticket location for these two levels, additional walking may be required. If guests are not able to travel up and down steps, tickets for events should be purchased for the Orchestra level.
VICTORIA THEATER 1
Accessible Seating
Victoria Theater 1 is a 199-seat flexible black box theater that can be transformed into a myriad of configurations and styles. It features an intimate lounge-like space that is ideal for stage productions, concerts, panel discussions, commercial shoots and private functions.
JONELLE PROCOPE THEATER
Accessible Seating
The Jonelle Procope Theater, named in honor of the former Apollo President/CEO, is a 99-seat flexible black box theater that can be transformed into a myriad of configurations and styles. It features an intimate lounge-like space that is ideal for intimate concerts, panel conversations, commercial shoots, private functions, exhibits, or installations.
The Apollo mainstage
Accessible Seating
The Apollo’s Historic Theater has 12 wheelchair seating locations available for every show, all on the Orchestra seating level. Tickets for wheelchair seating locations can be purchased at The Apollo Theater box office or on Ticketmaster.

Four wheelchair seating locations will be reserved until the day of each performance.Each seating level is accessible via the elevator inside The Apollo’s Historic Theater. Guests should be aware of the small steps leading toward the Mezzanine and Balcony seating levels. Depending on the guest’s ticket location for these two levels, additional walking may be required. If guests are not able to travel up and down steps, tickets for events should be purchased for the Orchestra level.
TODAY
Jul 19
| 6:00PM EDT
Jul 19
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Jul 19
Teen Takeover: At The Boiling Point
The Apollo Stages at The Victoria
Teen Takeover: At The Boiling Point

Teens are heating up 2024! From the freshest trends to breakout artists, the energy is wild.

Don’t miss Teen Takeover: At the Boiling Point - marking Teen Takeover’s 10th unforgettable year! This is where time slows down, pressure builds, passion and creativity are unleashed! Expect insane live performances, interactive experiences, and a DJ with the hottest tracks.

This summer’s standout event is where you’ll glow, meet new peeps, and unleash your creative side. Brought to you by this year’s cohort of  Apollo Theater Academy High School Interns, it’s gonna be legendary!

RSVP NOW for the event of the summer, made for teens, by teens.

Jul 20
| 9:00PM EDT
Jul 20
-
Jul 20
Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart
Apollo's Historic Theater
Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart

Live Nation presents Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart at The Apollo on Saturday, July 20, 2024.

Jul 27
| 8:00PM EDT
Jul 27
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Jul 27
 Welcome In Manadja Confirme
Apollo's Historic Theater
Welcome In Manadja Confirme

Experience Manadja Confirme live in concert on The Apollo stage. This show will be rich in music and traditional modern dance from the Ivory Coast.  Manadja Confirme will also present his new album The Challenges. Come and vibrate to the rhythms of Manadja Confirme. Also featuring: Aziz 47, Adeba Konan, Ble Marus, Bipomi Junior, Kley Sale.

Aug 21
| 7:30 PM EDT
Aug 21
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Aug 21
Amateur Night at The Apollo: Season Opener
Apollo's Historic Theater
Amateur Night at The Apollo: Season Opener

A new season of Apollo’s signature series returns! Known as one of New York’s most popular live entertainment experiences, Amateur Night at The Apollo attracts performers and audiences from around the world in a classic talent competition that has launched the careers of countless legendary artists, from Ella Fitzgerald, Luther Vandross, Lauryn Hill, H.E.R, Machine Gun Kelly, Jazmine Sullivan and more. 

 

Join the fun with the weekly classic competition that sheds light on the careers of a whole new roster of stars. Be a part of the notoriously “tough” audience in an interactive evening unlike any other and lend your voice to decide who will “Be Good or Be Gone!” to win the triumphant grand prize. 

Amateur Night at The Apollo sponsored by Coca-Cola,  is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess and Set It Off Man Greginald Spencer. Keep a lookout for C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage!

Aug 28
| 7:30PM EDT
Aug 28
-
Aug 28
Amateur Night at The Apollo
Apollo Historic Theater
Amateur Night at The Apollo

Known as one of New York’s most popular live entertainment experiences, Amateur Night at The Apollo attracts performers and audiences from around the world in a classic talent competition that has launched the careers of countless legendary artists, from Ella Fitzgerald, Luther Vandross, Lauryn Hill, H.E.R, Machine Gun Kelly, Jazmine Sullivan and more. 

 

Join the fun with the weekly classic competition that sheds light on the careers of a whole new roster of stars. Be a part of the notoriously “tough” audience in an interactive evening unlike any other and lend your voice to decide who will “Be Good or Be Gone!” to win the triumphant grand prize. 

Amateur Night at The Apollo sponsored by Coca-Cola,  is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess and Set It Off Man Greginald Spencer. Keep a lookout for C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage!

Aug 30
Aug 30 - 31
| 9:30PM EDT
Aug 30
-
Aug 31
Machel Montano
Apollo's Historic Theater
Machel Montano

This Labor Day Weekend, The King of Soca, Machel Montano brings Carnival to Harlem! Bring your friends, family, and loved ones for the ultimate celebration of music, culture, and community.

From his chart-topping hits to his infectious energy, Machel Montano knows how to throw a party like no other. Join The Apollo for the hottest celebration of music, culture, and community with those you love this Labor Day weekend.

Sep 4
| 7:30PM EDT
Sep 4
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Sep 4
Amateur Night at The Apollo
Apollo Historic Theater
Amateur Night at The Apollo

Known as one of New York’s most popular live entertainment experiences, Amateur Night at The Apollo attracts performers and audiences from around the world in a classic talent competition that has launched the careers of countless legendary artists, from Ella Fitzgerald, Luther Vandross, Lauryn Hill, H.E.R, Machine Gun Kelly, Jazmine Sullivan and more. 

 

Join the fun with the weekly classic competition that sheds light on the careers of a whole new roster of stars. Be a part of the notoriously “tough” audience in an interactive evening unlike any other and lend your voice to decide who will “Be Good or Be Gone!” to win the triumphant grand prize. 

Amateur Night at The Apollo sponsored by Coca-Cola,  is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess and Set It Off Man Greginald Spencer. Keep a lookout for C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage!

Sep 11
| 7:30PM EDT
Sep 11
-
Sep 11
Amateur Night at The Apollo: Quarter Final
Apollo Historic Theater
Amateur Night at The Apollo: Quarter Final

Known as one of New York’s most popular live entertainment experiences, Amateur Night at The Apollo attracts performers and audiences from around the world in a classic talent competition that has launched the careers of countless legendary artists, from Ella Fitzgerald, Luther Vandross, Lauryn Hill, H.E.R, Machine Gun Kelly, Jazmine Sullivan and more. 

 

Join the fun with the weekly classic competition that sheds light on the careers of a whole new roster of stars. Be a part of the notoriously “tough” audience in an interactive evening unlike any other and lend your voice to decide who will “Be Good or Be Gone!” to win the triumphant grand prize. 

Amateur Night at The Apollo sponsored by Coca-Cola,  is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess and Set It Off Man Greginald Spencer. Keep a lookout for C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage!

Sep 18
| 7:30PM EDT
Sep 18
-
Sep 18
Amateur Night at The Apollo
Apollo Historic Theater
Amateur Night at The Apollo

Known as one of New York’s most popular live entertainment experiences, Amateur Night at The Apollo attracts performers and audiences from around the world in a classic talent competition that has launched the careers of countless legendary artists, from Ella Fitzgerald, Luther Vandross, Lauryn Hill, H.E.R, Machine Gun Kelly, Jazmine Sullivan and more. 

 

Join the fun with the weekly classic competition that sheds light on the careers of a whole new roster of stars. Be a part of the notoriously “tough” audience in an interactive evening unlike any other and lend your voice to decide who will “Be Good or Be Gone!” to win the triumphant grand prize. 

Amateur Night at The Apollo sponsored by Coca-Cola,  is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess and Set It Off Man Greginald Spencer. Keep a lookout for C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage!

Sep 25
| 7:30PM EDT
Sep 25
-
Sep 25
Amateur Night at The Apollo
Apollo Historic Theater
Amateur Night at The Apollo

Known as one of New York’s most popular live entertainment experiences, Amateur Night at The Apollo attracts performers and audiences from around the world in a classic talent competition that has launched the careers of countless legendary artists, from Ella Fitzgerald, Luther Vandross, Lauryn Hill, H.E.R, Machine Gun Kelly, Jazmine Sullivan and more. 

 

Join the fun with the weekly classic competition that sheds light on the careers of a whole new roster of stars. Be a part of the notoriously “tough” audience in an interactive evening unlike any other and lend your voice to decide who will “Be Good or Be Gone!” to win the triumphant grand prize. 

Amateur Night at The Apollo sponsored by Coca-Cola,  is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess and Set It Off Man Greginald Spencer. Keep a lookout for C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage!

Oct 2
| 7:30PM EDT
Oct 2
-
Oct 2
Amateur Night at The Apollo
Apollo Historic Theater
Amateur Night at The Apollo

Known as one of New York’s most popular live entertainment experiences, Amateur Night at The Apollo attracts performers and audiences from around the world in a classic talent competition that has launched the careers of countless legendary artists, from Ella Fitzgerald, Luther Vandross, Lauryn Hill, H.E.R, Machine Gun Kelly, Jazmine Sullivan and more. 

 

Join the fun with the weekly classic competition that sheds light on the careers of a whole new roster of stars. Be a part of the notoriously “tough” audience in an interactive evening unlike any other and lend your voice to decide who will “Be Good or Be Gone!” to win the triumphant grand prize. 

Amateur Night at The Apollo sponsored by Coca-Cola,  is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess and Set It Off Man Greginald Spencer. Keep a lookout for C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage!

Oct 9
| 7:30PM EDT
Oct 9
-
Oct 2
Amateur Night at The Apollo: Quarter Final
Apollo Historic Theater
Amateur Night at The Apollo: Quarter Final

Known as one of New York’s most popular live entertainment experiences, Amateur Night at The Apollo attracts performers and audiences from around the world in a classic talent competition that has launched the careers of countless legendary artists, from Ella Fitzgerald, Luther Vandross, Lauryn Hill, H.E.R, Machine Gun Kelly, Jazmine Sullivan and more. 

 

Join the fun with the weekly classic competition that sheds light on the careers of a whole new roster of stars. Be a part of the notoriously “tough” audience in an interactive evening unlike any other and lend your voice to decide who will “Be Good or Be Gone!” to win the triumphant grand prize. 

Amateur Night at The Apollo sponsored by Coca-Cola,  is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess and Set It Off Man Greginald Spencer. Keep a lookout for C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage!

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A complete renovation in 2005 restored The Apollo’s Mainstage Auditorium to its storybook, turn-of-the-century elegance. With its 1,500 seats, state-of-the-art capacities, all-new sound system and extensive roster of support services, it is an ideal venue for performances, public forums, fashion shows, television or photo shoots, private fundraising events, weddings, and graduations. Some of the biggest stars and biggest brands on the world stage have rented The Apollo.
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The Apollo’s Historic Theater
253 W 125th St,
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The Apollo Stages at The Victoria
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10AM - 6PM
SATURDAY
12PM - 5PM
SUNDAY
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*Tickets: Get tickets online through Ticketmaster.com or in person at both Box Office locations
*Group Sales: To book your group of 10 or more, contact group.sales@apollotheater.org
(212) 531-5305
The Apollo’s Historic Theater
253 W 125th St,
New York, NY 10027
The Apollo Stages at The Victoria
233 W 125th St, Third Floor
New York, NY 10027
*Tickets: Get tickets online through Ticketmaster.com or in person at both Box Office locations
*Group Sales: To book your group of 10 or more, contact group.sales@apollotheater.org
WEEKDAYS
10AM - 6PM
SATURDAY
12PM - 5PM
SUNDAY
Closed

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The Apollo is here for everyone. Artists, audiences, and all supporters should be able to experience The Apollo fully and in a way that is comfortable for them.

The Apollo has taken comprehensive steps to ensure that entrances, seating, restrooms, and more are as accessible and compliant as possible. Learn more about accessibility options and support services that might be right for you.

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All persons and bags are subject to search. Bags that have passed inspection must fit comfortably under your seat. Oversized bags are prohibited.

No outside food or beverage. Accommodations are made for patrons with medical needs. Please email access@apollotheater.org or call the box office at (212) 531-5305 for assistance.