Wolfe to sing ‘Harlem Song’

Show to open in May at Apollo

George W. Wolfe, producer of the Public Theater, is going uptown.

The director of “Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk,” “Jelly’s Last Jam” and “The Wild Party” on Broadway will helm a new show called “Harlem Song,” to open in May 2002 at the Apollo Theater on 125th Street.

According to sources close to the production, the song-and-dance revue about Harlem will be the famed theater’s first open-ended run of a musical. Wolfe has conceived and developed the show.

Producers are John Schreiber, David Goodman and Frank Wildhorn, composer of “Jekyll & Hyde” and “The Scarlet Pimpernel.”

Despite the new commercial gig, Wolfe continues as producer of the Public. This summer he directs Suzan-Lori Park’s play “Topdog/

Underdog,” with Don Cheadle and Jeffrey Wright, to be staged at the not-for-profit theater company’s downtown space.

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