Maurice Hines to direct NY Apollo 'nightclub' show

In this May 2011 photo provided by the Apollo Theater, director/choreographer Maurice Hines is seen on stage that the Apollo Theater in New York. Hines will host three performances of "Apollo Club Harlem," in February 2013. Hines directed and choreographed the production. (AP Photo/The Apollo Theater, Shahar Azran)

November 14, 2012 7:51:51 AM PST
New York City's storied Apollo Theater will be temporarily transformed into a glamorous, old-school nightclub in February. It's part of a production directed, choreographed and hosted by Maurice Hines.

Grammy-winning jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater will be among the performers.

The orchestra level will become a club-style setting, offering table service, drinks, dancing and interaction with the performers.

To accomplish the task, the historic theater's main-floor seats will be removed, and the stage will be extended


Hines' history with the Apollo began when he was 7 and his brother, Gregory, was 5 years old.

"Apollo Club Harlem" will have three performances. Tickets go on sale Monday.