The Apollo Theater will conduct auditions for its iconic Amateur Night remotely for the primary time in its 86-year historical past.
The Harlem theater closed its doorways due to the coronavirus outbreak, however has requested hopefuls to ship audition tapes for spots within the present’s 2020-21 season. Tapes could be as much as 5 minutes lengthy, and the profitable few will compete for the grand prize of $20,000.
The Apollo began Amateur Night in 1934, making it one of many longest-running occasions in New York Metropolis.
Lauryn Hill and the Jackson 5 are among the many hundreds of acts which have competed in it.