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Apollo Theater
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Updated Apollo Theater marquee, c. 2006
Location: New York, New York
Coordinates: 40°48′36.17″N 73°57′0.54″W / 40.8100472, -73.95015Coordinates: 40°48′36.17″N 73°57′0.54″W / 40.8100472, -73.95015
Built/Founded: 1913
Architect: George M. Kaiser
Architectural style(s): Classical Revival
Added to NRHP: November 17, 1983
NRHP Reference#: 83004059[1]
Governing body: Private
Apollo Theater marquee, c. 1947
Apollo Theater marquee, c. 1947

The Apollo Theater in New York City is one of the most famous clubs for popular music in the United States, and certainly the most famous club associated almost exclusively with African-American performers. For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 486 KB)[edit] Summary Tomasland took this picture on April 2th 2006 Please see the EXIF data on Flickr for any questions. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Image File history File links TheApolloMarquee. ... Image File history File links TheApolloMarquee. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...

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History

An Apollo Hall was founded in NY in the mid-1860s by former Civil War General Edward Ferrero as a dance hall and ballroom. Upon the expiration of his lease in 1872, the building was converted to a theater, which closed shortly before the turn of the century. However, the name "Apollo Theater" lived on. The Apollo was designed by the architect George M. Kaiser, who also patterned the First Baptist Church in the City of New York at 79th Street and Broadway. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Edward Ferrero (January 18, 1831 – December 11, 1899) was one of the leading dance instructors, choreographers, and ballroom operators in the United States. ... The First Baptist Church in the City of New York is a Christian congregation based in a sanctuary built in 1891 at the intersection of Broadway and 79th Street in the Upper West Side of Manhattan Island. ... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City. ...


Founded in 1913 in a different location, the new Apollo Theater was owned by various Jewish families up until World War II. When the Apollo first opened, it was one of New York City’s leading burlesque venues, opened and operated by two of the city’s most influential burlesque operators — Jules Hurtig and Harry Seamon. Open to white-only viewers, the Hurtig and Seamon’s (New) Burlesque Theater would remain in operation until 1928 when Bill Minsky took over and transformed it into the 125th Street Apollo Theater. Sidney S. Cohen, a powerful theatrical landlord, purchased the Apollo in 1932 upon Minsky’s untimely death. The Apollo Theater finally opened its doors to African American patrons in 1934, 20 years after the building's original opening, showcasing "a colored review" entitled Jazz a la Carte. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see Burlesque (disambiguation). ...


Ella Fitzgerald made her singing debut at seventeen on November 21, 1934 at the Apollo. Fitzgerald's name pulled in a weekly audience at the Apollo and she won the opportunity to compete in one of the earliest of its famous "Amateur Nights." She had originally intended to go on stage and dance, but intimidated by the Edwards Sisters, a local dance duo, she opted to sing instead, in the style of Connie Boswell. She sang Hoagy Carmichael's "Judy" and "The Object of My Affection", a song recorded by the Boswell Sisters, and won the first prize of US$25.00.[2] Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hoagland Howard Hoagy Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. ... The Boswell Sisters on the cover of the reissue album collection Thats How Rhythm Was Born The Boswell Sisters were a close harmony singing group that attained national prominence in the USA in the 1930s. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


One unique feature of the Apollo was "the executioner," a man with a broom who would sweep performers off the stage if the highly vocal and opinionated audiences began to call for their removal.[3]


Transformation and renovation

Apollo Theater
Apollo Theater
125th street in Harlem, Apollo theater in the center
125th street in Harlem, Apollo theater in the center

The theater is located at 253 W. 125th Street in Harlem in what is now one of the best-known black neighborhoods in New York City and probably in all of the United States. When the Apollo re-opened in 1934 the area around 125th Street was a transitional neighborhood. In the decades before the Apollo, the theater had catered to white audiences with white shows featuring burlesque. When Sydney S. Cohen and his partner, Morris Sussman, reopened the Apollo on January 26, 1934, they published an ad in the New York Age which referred to the Apollo as "the finest theater in Harlem". The first show was called "Jazz a la Carte". All the proceeds of this show were donated to the Harlem Children's Fresh Air Fund.[4] After Sydney S. Cohen's death, Morris Sussman and Frank Schiffman got together. Schiffman ran the Harlem Opera House and a merger between the two theaters was formed.[4]Schiffman's motivation for featuring black talent and entertainment was not only because the neighborhood had become black over a two hundred year period of gradual migration, but because black entertainers were cheaper to hire, and Schiffman could offer quality shows for reasonable rates. For many years Apollo was the only theater in New York City to hire black talent.The Apollo Theater is still a very large and working theater today.[5] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (480 × 640 pixel, file size: 138 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Uploaded 27 July 2006 to flickR by flickR user borya. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (480 × 640 pixel, file size: 138 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Uploaded 27 July 2006 to flickR by flickR user borya. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 421 KB) Summary The Apollo Theater on 125th Street in Harlem NYC I (Petri Krohn) took this picture in March 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 421 KB) Summary The Apollo Theater on 125th Street in Harlem NYC I (Petri Krohn) took this picture in March 2005. ... 125th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue Christmas shopping on 125th Street 125th Street is a two-way street that runs east-west in the New York City borough of Manhattan, considered the Main Street of Harlem; It is also called Martin Luther King, Jr. ... For other uses, see Harlem (disambiguation). ... 125th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue Christmas shopping on 125th Street 125th Street is a two-way street that runs east-west in the New York City borough of Manhattan, considered the Main Street of Harlem; It is also called Martin Luther King, Jr. ... This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ... Look up black in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


The song I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful) by Harry Sullivan and Harry Ruskin, written in 1929, became the theme song of the theatre.


The Apollo grew to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance of the pre-World War II years. In 1934, it introduced its regular Amateur Night shows. Billing itself as a place "where stars are born and legends are made," the Apollo became famous for launching the careers of artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, James Brown, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Jackson 5, Patti LaBelle, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ben E. King, Mariah Carey, The Isley Brothers, Lauryn Hill, and Sarah Vaughan. The Apollo also featured the performances of old-time vaudeville favorites like Tim Moore, Stepin Fetchit, Godfrey Cambridge, Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham, Moms Mabley, Marshall "Garbage" Rogers, and Johnny Lee. The Harlem Renaissance was named after the anthology The New Negro, edited by Alain Locke in 1925. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. ... James Brown, known variously as: Soul Brother Number One, the Godfather of Soul, Mr. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ... The Pips redirects here. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet (and briefly a sextet and quartet) from Gary, Indiana. ... Patti LaBelle (born May 24, 1944) is an American R&B, soul singer and songwriter. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. ... Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Ben E. King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson on September 28, 1938, in Henderson, North Carolina) became a famous soul singer of the early 60s. ... This article is about the singer. ... The Isley Brothers (IPA: ) are an African-American music group from Cincinnati, Ohio, who hold the record for being the longest-running charted group in music history. ... Lauryn Noel Hill (born May 25, 1975) is an American singer, rapper, musician, record producer and film actress. ... Sarah Lois Vaughan (nicknamed Sassy and The Divine One) (March 27, 1924, Newark, New Jersey – April 3, 1990, Los Angeles, California) was an American jazz singer, described as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century [1]. // Sarah Vaughans father, Asbury Jake Vaughan, was a carpenter and amateur... This article is about the musical variety theatre. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Stepin Fetchit Stepin Fetchit was the stage name of American comedian and film actor Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry (May 30, 1902–November 19, 1985). ... Godfrey MacArthur Cambridge (February 26, 1933 - November 29, 1976) was an American comedian and actor, who was especially popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a regular guest on The Merv Griffin Show and other talk shows. ... Pigmeat Markham (April 18, 1904 - December 13, 1981) was an African American entertainer. ... Jackie Moms Mabley (born 19 March 1894, Brevard, North Carolina died 23 May 1975 White Plains, New York) was an American comedienne. ... Johnny Lee Ham (born July 3, 1946, in Texas City, Texas) is an American country music singer. ...


The club fell into decline in the 1960s and 1970s, but was revived in 1983, when it obtained federal, state, and city landmark status. It fully reopened in 1985, and was bought by the State of New York in 1991. It is now run by a nonprofit organization, the Apollo Theater Foundation Inc., and draws an estimated 1.3 million visitors annually. In 2005, Ben Harper and The Blind Boys of Alabama released an album Live at the Apollo in honor of the Harlem music scene. State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Benjamin Chase Ben Harper (born October 28, 1969) is an American musician. ... The Blind Boys of Alabama are a gospel music group from Alabama that first formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in 1939. ... Live at the Apollo was a concert by Ben Harper and The Blind Boys of Alabama filmed at the Apollo Theater (Harlem, New York), on October 12, 2004 and released as a DVD and a CD. The DVD was released on March 29, 2005 and the CD on March 14...


It is the home of Showtime at the Apollo, a nationally syndicated variety show consisting of new talent. Its Showtime at the Apollo (now simply Showtime at the Apollo) is a syndicated music television show, first broadcast in 1987, and produced by Apollo. ...


On December 15, 2005, the Apollo Theater launched the first phase of its refurbishment, costing estimated $65 million. The first phase included the facade and the new light-emitting diode (LED) marquee. Attendees and speakers at the launch event included President Bill Clinton, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons. is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... LED redirects here. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born 14 February 1942) is an American businessman, founder of Bloomberg L.P., and the current Mayor of New York City. ... Time Warner Inc. ... Richard Parsons (born April 4, 1948), is the chairman and CEO of Time Warner. ...


To date, the Apollo renovation is America's most expensive and advanced refurbishment of a landmark theater.


On December 28, 2006, the body of James Brown ("Soul Brother #1"), who had died a few days before, was displayed at the Apollo Theater as a memorial to his life and career. The memorial was covered heavily by both television and print media. This tribute to Brown once again brought the legendary Harlem theater back into the public spotlight. is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ...


Buddy Holly was allegedly the first white rock and roll performer to play at the Apollo on August 16, 1957[6], but that claim is challenged by Jimmy Cavallo and the House Rockers who say they performed there in December 1956 [7] and Dale Hawkins who says he performed there in July 1957 about a month before Holly[8] [9][10]. Daryl Hall & John Oates played the grand re-opening in 1987, which was released on an album that year. Other rock groups that have played at the Apollo include Korn in 1999 premiering their album Issues, The Strokes in 2001, Damon Albarn's project Gorillaz in April 2006[11], Björk in May 2007 and Spiritualized when they performed their Acoustic Mainlines gig at the venue in November 2007. For the Weezer song, see Buddy Holly (song). ... When Jimmy Cavallo (b. ... Dale Ellis Hawkins aka DJ (born on November 24, 1993 in Long Beach, California) is a 9th grader White student at wilson , High School who is often called the DJ of the LBC. (Fellow peoples Zerrick Santos and Robert Anderson are his homies. ... This article is about the band. ... Issues is the fourth Studio album by the band Korn and has sold over 5,000,000 copies worldwide. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... For the Gorillazs self-titled debut album, see Gorillaz (album). ... This article is about the musician. ... Spiritualized are an English rock band formed in 1990 in Rugby, Warwickshire by Jason Pierce (who often goes by the alias J. Spaceman) after the demise of his previous outfit, space-rockers Spacemen 3. ...


In popular culture

  • Lou Reed makes a reference to the Apollo in his song "Walk On The Wild Side".
  • Immortal Technique references the theatre in his songs, "Crossing the Boundary," and "You Never Know."
  • The song "Without Love," from the Broadway musical Hairspray, contains the line, "Without love, life is Doris Day at The Apollo."
  • In the Broadway production of Dreamgirls, the Apollo theater is where the Dreamettes enter a talent competition.
  • In the Futurama episode, Anthology of Interest, crustacean Dr. Zoidberg is grown to giant size and wreaks vengeful havoc on New New York. When he reaches the "famed Apollo Theatre" (his words), Zoidberg angrily yells, "Boo me off stage on Open Mic night, huh? I'll show you!!" and then kicks it to pieces.
  • Substantial parts of the film Down to Earth featuring Chris Rock take place at the Apollo.
  • In one The Simpsons episode, Krusty the Klown, who on his show usually changes "C's" to "K's" held his unfortunately titled Krusty Komedy Klassic (KKK) at the Apollo Theater.
  • Robot Chicken did a segment setting a spelling bee at the Apollo.
  • Jimi Hendrix won the first place prize in an amateur musician contest here in 1964.
  • In an episode of the television show Family Guy titled "Peter Griffin: Husband, Father... Brother?" Peter goes to the Apollo Theater to see an amateur comic where he embarrasses himself and racially[clarify] says "Well time to hit the old Dusty Trail"
  • A battle between the Hulk and the Abomination in the upcoming The Incredible Hulk takes place outside the theater.[12]
  • The band Cobra Starship has a song on their album While The City Sleeps, We Rule The Streets entitled "It's Amateur Night at the Apollo Creed"
  • Comedian Paul Mooney claimed the one of the only ways he would forgive Michael Richards for his rascist diatribe was if Richards were to take said rascist act to the Apollo. Others included adopting a black baby and hosting the BET awards.

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Sources

  1. ^ National Register Information System. National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service (2007-01-23).
  2. ^ Jim Moret. "‘First Lady of Song’ passes peacefully, surrounded by family", CNN, 15 Jun 1996. Retrieved on 2007-01-30. 
  3. ^ Holloway, Lynette. "Show Time for Sad Time at Apollo", New York Times, August 7, 1992. 
  4. ^ a b Showtime At The Apollo, Second Edition, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983.
  5. ^ Fox, Ted (1983). Showtime at the Apollo, 2nd Ed., New York, N.Y.: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 60, 61. ISBN 0-03-060534-2-0. 
  6. ^ Daily Events - 1957
  7. ^ Jimmy Cavallo
  8. ^ Dale Hawkins (1936–) - Encyclopedia of Arkansas
  9. ^ Music: Still 'Q'-ed Up (The Boston Phoenix . 10-26-98)
  10. ^ Marv Goldberg's R&B Notebooks - SPANIELS
  11. ^ Gorillaz To Play New York's Apollo Theater - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News
  12. ^ Shawn Adler. "'Incredible Hulk' Trailer: Shot-By-Shot Analysis Shows Green Guy Has Control Issues", MTV, 2008-03-12. Retrieved on 2008-03-13. 

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