There’s “24 karat magic in the air” at the Apollo Theater. Bruno Mars is bringing his multi-Grammy-winning voice to the legendary New York City venue for his first-ever primetime television special, Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo.
The special was partially taped already, as Mars grooved atop the Apollo’s marquee, as shown in the first look image (below). Filming will continue this week with the performer and his band, The Hooligans, taking their music to the streets for more intimate moments with the locals.
24K Magic Live at the Apollo will then air on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 10-11 p.m. ET on CBS.
“For me, Bruno Mars is the greatest performer in the world,” Ben Winston, who serves with Mars as executive producer on the special, said in a statement. “To be producing his first television special is a true honor. This will be a special show and a special night.”
CBS’ Jack Sussman — executive vice president of specials, music, and live events at the network — added: “Bruno Mars is the ultimate live performer of this generation. He 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 tapped Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s Zendaya for the sensual “Versace on the Floor” music video release in August.
He also made headlines when he donated $1 million to help the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Addressing the crowd gathered for his show in Detroit’s the Palace of Auburn Hills, he said, “As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.”