The Apollo Theater to Relive Its Storied Past [New York, NY]

By JAMES C. MCKINLEY JR.

The Apollo Theater will be transformed into an old-fashioned nightclub for a new revue evoking the Harlem music clubs of the 1930s and 1940s, the theater announced on Tuesday.

The show, “Apollo Club Harlem,” will recall the theater’s early years, when it often presented variety programs featuring big bands, singers, dancers, female impersonaters, acrobats and comedians. The seats will be removed from the orchestra level and the audience will sit at cafe tables, tended by waiters and waitresses.

The lineup will include the jazz vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater and Cecile McLorin Salvant, as well as the dancers Storyboard P and Dormeshia. The show will play three nights: Feb. 18, Feb. 22 and Feb 23. Tickets go on sale on Nov. 19.

For the complete story, go to http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/the-apollo-theater-to-relive-its-storied-past/

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