APOLLO LIVE series coming to BET’s CENTRIC TV Channel

Apollo LiveInspired by the Apollo Theater’s legendary Amateur Night, the new original series APOLLO LIVE is set to launch on the CENTRIC TV channel with auditions kicking off this weekend. The new show will be hosted by comedian/actor Tony Rock, and features a judging panel that includes R&B producer/artist Michael Bivins and hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh. APOLLO LIVE is a BET Production, executive produced by Jamie Foxx, Marcus King and Don Weiner.

If you have that special talent, or know someone, log on to www.BET.com/Apollo for a complete set of the rules and eligibility requirements.

APOLLO LIVE marks the legendary Apollo Theater’s return to television after the successful 21-year run of the popular Showtime at the Apollo and will be taped in front of a live audience at the Theater. The series will draw upon elements and traditions from the Apollo’s long-running weekly live Amateur Night show, including audience voting, and the infamous “Executioner” who sweeps unsuccessful performers off the stage.

APOLLO LIVE Audition schedule:

WHERE: NEW YORK
Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th St., New York, NY 10027
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Tuesday, May 8th and Wednesday, May 9th
THEARC Theater
Building Bridges across the River at THEARC
1901 Mississippi Ave. SE, Suite 101, Washington, D.C. 20020
12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
CHICAGO
Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. (on 5/11)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (on 5/12)
ATLANTA
Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th
Center Stage
1374 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.