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Showtime at the Apollo Hosted by Steve Harvey

The classic talent competition comes back at the legendary Apollo Theatre in NYC.

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Showtime at the Apollo Starring Steve Harvey - Show Summary
Showtime at the Apollo is a weekly music performance and talent competition television series filmed at the iconic Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York City. The original show of the same name aired in syndication from 1987 to 2008; this classic series is now enjoying a revival on Fox. The show is hosted by Steve Harvey, who hosted the famous Amateur Night competition at the Apollo from 1993 to 2000. In this way, the new series is a homecoming for Harvey, who also hosted two well-received Showtime at the Apollo specials on Fox in December 2016 and February 2017. These were such a success that they led to a revival of the series. The show includes a combination of musical performances by established stars, as well as elements from the Apollo’s legendary Amateur Night, which provides a platform for up-and-coming artists to perform in front of the notoriously brutal and boisterous audience. Now in its 82nd year, Amateur Night is the world’s original talent competition, serving as the predecessor for such shows as American Idol and America’s Got Talent, which are presently enjoying a revival of interest.  As Fox recently wrapped the final season of its remarkably long-running, signature singing show American Idol, it is now back in the game with Showtime at the Apollo.  Amateur Night is famous for having launched the careers of such artists as Lauryn Hill, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and the Jackson Five. For the new series, the mission is not only to put on a great show, but also to discover the next great comic and the next big musical superstar.
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  While the previous incarnation of the television series Showtime at the Apollo had a successful 21-year run up until 2008, the live shows at the Apollo have never stopped. For 82 years since the inaugural event in 1934, the Apollo’s Amateur Night has been a place for stars to be born. Many years before Simon Cowell became known as the notoriously brutal critic of singers competing on American Idol, Amateur Night at the Apollo built its reputation for no holds barred audience reception, from uproarious applause to harsh booing. Hosted by Steve Harvey, who cut his teeth at the Apollo for 7 years as host of Amateur Night, the new Showtime at the Apollo series promises to be as entertaining as it is impressive. The Apollo Theatre has played a crucial role in our nation’s history and in the careers of countless music artists, and it is fitting that the show has found its way once again to television. With a balance between spotlighting up-and-coming talent and discovering new talent, Showtime at the Apollo is both a guaranteed good time and ripe for brilliant surprises. The show is interactive for the live audience, who get to play a role in judging the performers by applauding or booing. Everyone in the Apollo Theatre takes part in this magical show, and it is therefore a live television experience not to be missed.
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Host Profile: Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey is a beloved actor, comedian, talk show host, and radio personality, who hosted Amateur Night at the Apollo from 1993 to 2000. He also hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show on the radio, the talk show Steve Harvey on NBC, as well as Family Feud and Little Big Shots. He previously starred in the comedy series The Steve Harvey Show, among other film and television appearances. He is a 14-time NAACP Image Award winner and a 3-time Daytime Emmy Award winner.

TV Studio Address:

Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

How To Get To The Studio:
You can get to the Apollo Theater by taking the B, D, A or C trains to 125th Street.

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Noteworthy Dates for Showtime at the Apollo:

TV Show Started: Fall 2017
TV Show Closes: Open-Ended

When Does This Show Tape?

Showtime at the Apollo has a sporadic taping schedule due to type of the venue that it is being held at.

The Apollo Theatre holds many events throughout the week including comedy shows, concerts and 'Amateur Night at the Apollo.'

Showtime at the Apollo Audience:

Showtime at the Apollo is a talent competition where the audience is brutally honest. If the contestant has anxiety about performing in front of a large audience and is not 100% sure about how talented they are, they should not embarrass themselves and save it for the shower.
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Don Weiner

Executive Producer:
Jim Roush
Chris Wagner
Don Weiner
Reginald Hudlin

Staff and Creative Team:


Steve Harvey

Roush-Wagner Company


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Show Broadcast Time:

Showtime at the Apollo broadcasts Wednesdays at 7:30 PM Eastern Time on FOX.
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Parking For this TV Studio:

The closest parking garage to the Apollo Theater is located at:
Select AP 127th Management
311 W 127th Street
New York, NY 10027
Park-IT FDB Garage
2280 Frederick Douglass
New York, NY 10027
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow TV show patrons have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.