Apollo Theater inaugurates remote Amateur Night auditions

The Apollo Theater will conduct auditions for its legendary Beginner Evening remotely for the 1st time in its 86-calendar year heritage.

The Harlem theater shut its doors for the reason that of the coronavirus outbreak, but has asked hopefuls to mail audition tapes for places in the show’s 2020-21 period. Tapes can be up to 5 minutes extensive, and the prosperous few will contend for the grand prize of $20,000.

The Apollo commenced Beginner Evening in 1934, building it one particular of the longest-operating occasions in New York City.

Lauryn Hill and the Jackson 5 are among the the 1000’s of acts that have competed in it.