Showtime at the Apollo (Paperback)

The Epic Tale of Harlem's Legendary Theater

By Ted Fox, James Otis Smith (Illustrator)

Abrams ComicArts, 9781419739255, 240pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (1/8/2019)

List Price: 18.99*
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Description

The legendary Harlem theater comes alive in this celebrated graphic novel—now available in paperback

Writer Ted Fox and artist James Otis Smith bring to life Harlem’s legendary theater in this celebrated graphic novel adaptation of Fox’s definitive, critically acclaimed history of the Apollo—now available in paperback. Since its inception as an African-American theater in 1934, the Apollo and the thousands of legendary entertainers who have performed there led the way in swing, bebop, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, soul, funk, and hip hop–along with the latest in dance and comedy. Today, the Apollo enjoys an almost mythical status. With its breathtaking art, Showtime at the Apollo illuminates the theater’s significance in music history, African-American history, and urban culture.



About the Author

Ted Fox is the author of Showtime at the Apollo: The Story of Harlem’s World Famous Theater—the definitive and only full-scale history of Harlem’s legendary showplace. He lives in Manhattan and in Dutchess County, New York.


James Otis Smith is a multi-talented artist whose work spans illustration, comics, motion graphics, and video. Formerly a member of the Act-i-vate Comix collective, he designed and illustrated the children’s book Ancient Lands with writer Jason McCammon, among others. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.