Angela Bassett and Cicely Tyson Named Honorary Chairs for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 60th Anniversary Gala

Classic Arts News   Angela Bassett and Cicely Tyson Named Honorary Chairs for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 60th Anniversary Gala
 
Norm Lewis, Ledisi, and Brandie Sutton will offer special guest performances.

On November 28, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will celebrates its 60th Anniversary Opening Night Gala at the New York Hilton Grand Ballroom with honorary chairs Angela Basseett and Cicely Tyson. The dance company kicks off an anniversary season at City Center with works by Rennie Harris and Ronald K. Brown, Wayne McGregor, artistic direcor Robert Battle, Jessica Lang, and special performances of rarely seen works by Alvin Ailey.

Read: ALVIN AILEY ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING FOR 60TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Opening night will feature a special performance of the renowned Revelations with live musicians and singers Tony nominee Norm Lewis, 12-time Grammy nominee Ledisi, and Metropolitan Opera soprano Brandie Sutton. The evening honors Prudential Financial for its generous support and longstanding commitment to Ailey, especially its educational and community programs. The special program will also feature the premiere of Becoming Ailey, a multimedia piece celebrating the continual gift of Alvin Ailey.

The season continues at City Center through December 30.

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