On November 29, Bruno Mars will take the stage at New York’s Apollo Theater. ““Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo” will be aired on CBS. The show will be executive produced by Bruno as well as Ben Winston, who comments, “For me, Bruno Mars is the greatest performer in the world. To be producing his first television special is a true honor. This will be a special show and a special night.”
This will be Mars’ first solo television special. Although he’s appeared in front of a large television audience in the past, he has never performed by himself. Additionally, the event will feature never-before-seen stage footage.
Though Mars has performed for a large television audience before, his two Super Bowl halftime appearances, for example, this will be his first solo television special. In addition to a performance with Mars’ band the Hooligans, the event will also feature never-before-seen stage footage.
Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President of CBS Entertainment says, “Bruno Mars is the very definition of event television. He burns the roof off the Apollo while paying respect to its tradition and history. We at CBS are proud to be broadcasting his first TV special.”
Mars is the first artist to ever have two songs spend more than 24 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 top 5. (“Uptown Funk” and “That’s What I Like.”) He’s ranked number one among male artists and is tied with Elvis Presley and Phil Collins for the seventh most chart-toppers by a male soloist.
The event will be produced by Fulwell 73 Productions.