The two-hour event is set to air on December 5 and will be a re-imagining of the long-running syndicated variety show.
The Fox special will feature elements from the Apollo’s legendary Amateur Night – the long-running, live talent competition, now in its 82nd year – which provides a platform for up-and-coming artists to perform in front of the toughest audience in the world where amateurs who don’t win over the crowd are booed off the stage. Amateur Night at the Apollo launched the careers of many iconic artists including James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five, and D’Angelo. The show continues to present new talent on the Apollo stage every Wednesday night.
“I’m excited to be going back home to the Apollo to celebrate the history of this great theater,” said Harvey. “I have great memories from my time there, and this is going to be a homecoming party that you won’t want to miss.”
This should be fun.
I’ll be tuned in. How about you?