From a release:
Apollo Club Harlem
Friday, February 22 at 8:30p.m.
Saturday, February 23 at 8:30p.m.
HARLEM (NEW YORK CITY) Harlem was home to New York’s hottest clubs in the 30’s and 40’s, where the music of Billie, Ella, Dinah, Sarah, Duke and Dizzy became legend. Sultry, sexy crooners, dazzling dancers, and swingin’ big bands served-up a potent mix of high-class hi-jinks and entertainment. Now the glamour, electricity and elegance of the Harlem Club environment is back in an all-new, nightclub-style show, staged as only the world-famous Apollo Theater could do it.
Maurice Hines, host, director/choreographer
David Berger, music director
Dee Dee Bridgewater, featured vocalist
Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocalist
Dormeshia, Storyboard P, & The Manzari Brothers, featured dancers
Chorus of Hot Steppers
16-piece Big Band
Daryl Waters, conductor
Emilio Sosa, costumes
Burke Wilmore, lighting & set
Host Maurice Hines will have you fingers snapping throughout as a stunning roster of top contemporary talent takes to the stage. Three-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater flaunts her flawless technique and Tony-Award winning theatricality.
Rising-star Cécile McLorin Salvant offers sumptuous and sensual vocal interpretations from the great American songbook. Dormeshia, the greatest female tap dancer alive, spits out complex rhythms a mile a minute. Storyboard P, a 21st century reincarnation of the notorious Snakehips, displays untapped genius in a dance style that is pure poetry in motion.
David Berger, an internationally renowned expert on the music of Duke Ellington and the Swing Era, provides the show’s musical direction, and accomplished conductor Daryl Waters leads a 16-piece Jazz orchestra through an exhilarating barrage of hits including Fine and Mellow, One O’Clock Jump, Drop Me Off in Harlem and Paper Moon. Broadway veteran Emilio Sosa and master designer Burke Wilmore make the evening shimmer and shine with gorgeous costumes and exquisite lighting. Orchestra-level, nightclub seating features table-service, dancing and drinks.
• Complimentary Pre-show Cavicchioli Cocktail in the Mezzanines
• Jazz age attire is encouraged!
Apollo Club Harlem is supported by the Reginald Van Lee Fund for New Works and the Ford Foundation Fund for Global Programs
Orchestra-Level Nightclub Seating (includes table service, cash bar, pre-show and dancing onstage after) $100, Premium Front Orchestra $125
Lower Mezzanine: (includes complimentary pre-show Cavicchioli cocktail) $55, $65
Upper Mezzanine: (includes complimentary pre-show Cavicchioli cocktail) $45, $55
In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office
By phone call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000
Online at Ticketmaster.com