NEW YORK (AP) — The legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem is exporting its Amateur Night to London for a limited engagement.
The New York showplace that launched careers from Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5 is partnering with London's Hackney Empire theater.
The London show on July 14 will pit aspiring artists from the United States and Great Britain.
The Apollo said Tuesday that its Manhattan auditions will be held March 31 and April 1. Four winners of the May 23 New York semifinals will get expense-paid trips to London.
Semifinals to pick four amateurs in London will be held in June.
Since 1934, Amateur Night has been one of New York City's most popular live entertainment events.
London's Hackney, built in 1901, has hosted stars like Charlie Chaplin and Houdini.
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