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Apollo Theatre

The Apollo Theater and Politics

Ted Fox | Posted 04.28.2014 | Black Voices
Ted Fox

Throughout its history, the theater was always available for special benefit shows, and the Apollo hosted dozens of them.

The Apollo Theater's Legendary Amateur Night

Ted Fox | Posted 04.27.2014 | Black Voices
Ted Fox

While star-struck white kids traditionally headed for Hollywood or Broadway, their black counterparts bucked the odds and beat a path for Harlem and the Wednesday-night amateur show at the Apollo Theater.

The Apollo Theater: Behind the Legend

Ted Fox | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices
Ted Fox

Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. It is bursting with music, theater and dance, and it looks marvelous, thanks to millions in renovations and upgrades -- an appropriate state for this iconic American cultural institution.

London Theater Balcony Believed To Have Collapsed

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — Hunks of plaster and dust rained down on a packed audience when the ceiling of a London theater partially collapsed Thursday night. Mo...

What Finally Ended Patti LaBelle And Diana Ross' Feud

OWN | Posted 11.05.2013 | OWN

For decades, rumors swirled that Patti LaBelle was feuding with Diana Ross. It all began after singer Cindy Birdsong left Patti LaBelle and the Bluebe...

First Nighter: Rowan Atkinson, Helen Mirren, Terrific Others Occupy London-Theater Hot Seats

David Finkle | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Due to one of those odd coincidences, theater at the moment seems to be about chairs. Rowan Atkinson sits in a relatively comfy one throughout the flawless revival of Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms, at Wyndham's.

Dreamgirls Gets a Facelift

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

From the very first beats of Henry Krieger's score, the new staging of Dreamgirls roars out of the opening gate and never slows down.

Sharon Jones Made It The Hard Way

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Soul singer extraordinaire Sharon Jones is on top of the world. A recent duet on Saturday Night Live with Michael Buble was so anticipated that her Da...