In the third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the final episode centered around the World Famous Apollo Theater and the various performances there. This included a Moms Mabley set (Emmy Award winner and nominee this year Wanda Sykes), and a Hines brother dance recreation (Choreographed by Marguerite Derricks and performed by another tap dancing brother duo – the Foreman brothers), as well as a stand-up set from character Midge Maisel (Emmy Award winner and nominee this year Rachel Brosnahan) and a musical performance from the character Shy Baldwin (played by LeRoy McClain and vocals by Darius de Haas).
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has partnered with the Apollo Theater for a three-part conversation piece, covering Comedy, Music and Dance and is directed by Leigh Silverman. The participating talent include:
Comedy conversation: Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Rachel Brosnahan (Midge Maisel), Wanda Sykes (Moms Mabley)
Music conversation: Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Sterling K. Brown (Reggie), LeRoy McClain (Shy Baldwin), Darius de Haas (Shy Baldwin vocals)
Dance conversation: Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Maisel choreographer Marguerite Derricks, legendary dancer Savion Glover and dancers Jaden and Ellis Foreman Brothers (Hines Brothers)
The piece is intercut with historical Apollo Theater footage of dance numbers and stand-up sets, and conversations with the Apollo’s Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes, talking about where the Apollo is now and its future, and Apollo Ambassador Billy “Mr. Apollo” Mitchell talking about the theater’s legendary entertainment history.