Last year we told you Jamie Foxx would be bringing “Showtime At The Apollo” back, and well, it’s finally about that time.
It’s been four years since production of Showtime At The Apollo ceased, but BET is staging a revival of the popular show in the form of Apollo Live with its broadcast premiere on November 29th at 8p/7c.
Birthplace of legends and home of future stars, The Apollo Theater shines anew for the next generation. Brought to you by the brilliant creative trio and executive producers Jamie Foxx, Marcus King, and Don Weiner who put a fresh spin on the classic “Amateur Night” variety show, Apollo Live is both a talent showcase and a singing competition. And there’s some serious talent in the judges seats with the legendary Gladys Knight, veteran emcee Doug E. Fresh, and New Edition’s Michael Bivins as judges. Hosted by comedian Tony Rock, Apollo Live promises to entertain with a bevy of special guest appearances and performances.
And before the show airs on BET you can catch the Apollo Live Lounge in your city. Here’s more info:
The “Apollo Live Lounge” tour is coming to a city near you, transforming local venues in every tour city to capture the vibe and spirit of the historic Apollo Theater. Local performers will strut their stuff for a chance to win a Cash Prize! Similar to the classic Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater variety show, the top performance will be decided by a live audience, whose cheers and jeers will determine who has what it takes to take the top prize! A trio of local celebrity judges will also be on hand to assist if necessary, as well as a live Emcee to keep the night moving and shaking!
Now you can get a front row seat and experience the show firsthand. See tour locations and schedule below.
Baltimore, MD: 11/15/12, 6pm – 8pm @ Eden’s Lounge
Washington, D.C.: 11/16/12, 6pm – 8pm @ Bar 7
Raleigh, NC: 11/23/12, 9pm – 11pm @ Zydeco Downtown
Charlotte, NC: 11/24/12, 7pm – 9pm @ Tempo
Atlanta, GA: 11/26/12, time/venue TBD
Memphis, TN: 11/27/12, 5pm – 7pm @ The Ice Bar
Detroit, MI: 11/28/12, 7pm – 9pm @ Flood’s Bar & Grill
Chicago, IL: 11/29/12, 9pm – 11pm @ Funky Buddha Lounge
Philadephia, PA: 11/30/12, 9pm – 11pm @ Mezzanine SuperClub
Check out more info on the Apollo Live Lounge:
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