Showtime at the Apollo

The Epic Tale of Harlem’s Legendary Theater



ISBN: 9781419731389 Category:

Ted Fox


Writer Ted Fox and artist James Otis Smith bring to life Harlem’s legendary theater in this graphic novel adaptation of Fox’s definitive, critically acclaimed history of the Apollo. Since its inception as an African-American theater in 1934, the Apollo, and the thousands of entertainers who performed there, have led the way in the presentation of swing, bebop, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, soul, funk and hip-hop-along with the latest in dance and comedy. The Apollo has nurtured and featured thousands of artists, many of whom have become legends. The beauty they have given the world-their art-transcends the hatred, ignorance, and intolerance that often made their lives difficult. Today, the Apollo enjoys an almost mythical status. With its breathtaking art, this graphic novel adaptation of Showtime at the Apollo brings to life the theater’s legendary significance in music history, African American history, and to the culture of New York City.

Additional information

Weight 818 g
Dimensions 16.2 x 24.1 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 8 January 2019
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by James Otis Smith
Dimensions 16.2 x 24.1 cm
Weight 818 g
TED FOXis the author ofShowtime at the Apollo: The Story of Harlem's World Famous Theater-the definitive and only full-scale history of Harlem's legendary showplace and the source material for this graphic novel adaptation-andIn the Groove, a collection of interviews with those who have shaped the music industry. He is also a producer and manager, most notably for four-time Grammy nominee Buckwheat Zydeco. He lives in Manhattan and upstate New York.JAMES OTIS SMITHis a multitalented artist whose work spans illustration, comics, motion graphics, and video. Formerly a member of the Act-i-vate Comics collective, he designed and illustrated the children's bookMadunia: Stories of the Ancient Landswith writer James McCammon, among other titles. Smith lives in Brooklyn, New York.Showtime at the Apollois his debut graphic novel.