NYC Exports Apollo Amateur Night to London

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For a limited time, one of New York City’s most popular live entertainment shows called Amateur Night will be making its way to London. The Apollo Theater in Harlem has held Amateur Night at its current location since 1934, but has since decided to partner up with Hackney Empire theater in London on July 14. The London theater built in 1901 has been known for famous hosts, Houdini and Charlie Chaplin, but is looking forward to open its doors to New York’s popular Amateur Night.

New York’s showplace confirmed on Tuesday that the theater will be holding auditions for inspiring performers on March 31 and April 1, but in order to make it to London, it will be determined on May 23 at the semifinals. The last four winners of the semifinals will not only win bragging rights, but all-expense-paid trips to London. However, in June at the London Semifinals, four amateurs will be picked.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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