Apollo Theater inaugurates remote Amateur Night auditions
The Apollo Theater will conduct auditions for its iconic Amateur Night remotely for the first time in its 86-year history.
The Harlem theater closed its doors because of the coronavirus outbreak, but has asked hopefuls to send audition tapes for spots in the show’s 2020-21 season. Tapes can be up to five minutes long, and the successful few will compete for the grand prize of $20,000.
The Apollo started Amateur Night in 1934, making it one of the longest-running events in New York City.
Lauryn Hill and the Jackson 5 are among the thousands of acts that have competed in it.
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