The Actors Fund will honor three artists at its November 1 Career Transition for Dancers Jubilee Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway.
Honorees include dancer, choreographer, and Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba, Oscar and Tony winner Catherine Zeta-Jones, and New York City Ballet principal dancer Robert Fairchild, who was Tony-nominated for his Broadway debut in An American in Paris.
Produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo, the festivities begin at 6 PM with cocktails followed by a 7 PM dinner, live auction, and performances.
Attendees can expect to enjoy tribute performances by dancers and special guests, including Buglisi Dance Theatre, Josh Prince’s Broadway Dance Lab, Bob Fosse’s “Steam Heat” from Sweet Charity, choreographers Sara Brians and Randy Skinner, and dancers formerly with Cirque du Soleil and Nevada Ballet Theatre, as well as a special tribute by Martine Van Hamel, former Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre.
The gala will benefit The Actors Fund’s services for the dance community.
The Actors Fund and Career Transition For Dancers (CTFD) merged their services to the dance community in 2015. The merger integrated the services of CTFD into the ongoing programs of The Actors Fund, a human services organization that helps everyone who works in entertainment and the performing arts.
Patron tickets are $750 and $1,500 each. Tables for 10 start at $7,500. For gala information and tickets, call (212) 228-7446, ext. 33 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and updates, visit ActorsFund.org.
Check out honoree Fairchild in the recent Broadway production of An American in Paris: