TUNE IN! HBO’S THE APOLLO
2020 EMMY WINNER FOR OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SPECIAL
Helmed by Academy and Emmy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams, The Apollo chronicles the unique history and contemporary legacy of the New York City landmark, the Apollo Theater. The Apollo covers the rich history of the storied performance space over its 85 years and follows a new production of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me as it comes to the theater’s grand stage. The creation of this vibrant multi-media stage show frames the way in which The Apollo explores the current struggle of black lives in America, the role that art plays in that struggle and the broad range of African American achievement that the Apollo Theater represents.
The Apollo documentary weaves together archival footage, music, comedy and dance performances, and behind-the-scenes verité with the team that makes the theater run.
“BEAUTIFULLY TURNED, RICH AND MOVING...A TRUE GIFT” - Los Angeles Times
The Apollo Theater is expanding to the Victoria Theater with programming to begin in fall 2021.
Photo Credits - Top: Photo courtesy of Shahar Azran Bottom: Victoria Theater rendering courtesy of Kostow Greenwood Architects