AMAS to Honor Warwick and King, Jr. March 30 in Manhattan

News   AMAS to Honor Warwick and King, Jr. March 30 in Manhattan
 
AMAS Musical Theatre will honor Grammy winner Dionne Warwick and New Federal Theatre founder Woodie King, Jr. at its 40th Anniversary Gala on March 30.

The 7 PM benefit, held at Lighthouse International, will feature selections from past AMAS musicals, including Bubbling Brown Sugar, It's So Nice to Be Civilized, Zanna Don't!, SHOUT! The Mod Musical, Four Guys Named Jose, Stormy Weather, Langston Hughes's Little Ham, From My Hometown, Lone Star Love and Wanda’s World.

Maria Torres will direct the musical selections with musical direction by William McDaniel. Participating performers will be announced shortly.

In addition to honoring Warwick – known for the hits "Make it Easy on Yourself," "Walk on By," "Do You Know the Way to San Jose," "Alfie" and "Say a Little Prayer" – the AMAS gala will present producer, director and writer Woodie King, Jr. with the Rosie Award, named for AMAS founder Rosetta LeNoire. AMAS will also present a student with the fifth annual Rosetta LeNoire Scholarship during the event.

Founded by Rosetta LeNoire in 1968, AMAS Musical Theatre has been an award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts.

Tickets, ranging $125-$500, are available by calling (212) 563-2565 or by visiting www.amasmusical.org. Lighthouse International is located at 111 East 59th Street in Manhattan.

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