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Jolted Wall Streeters Seek Night of Solace at Apollo Theater

‘It’s a cause worth supporting in any market,’ says Citi CFO Mark Mason, who helped the Harlem venue raise $3.7 million.

The dance floor at the Apollo Theater benefit.
The dance floor at the Apollo Theater benefit.Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

US stocks entering a bear market at the close on Monday didn’t interfere with the party scene a few hours later at New York’s Apollo Theater.

“It probably brought more people out who needed relief,” Charles Phillips, chairman of the Apollo, said in an interview. “People were calling me all day about tickets.”