Patina Miller (Pippin), Charlotte d’Amboise (A Chorus Line), Terrence Mann (Les Miserables) and Michael Cerveris (Fun Home) are among Broadway stars highlighted at the 40th anniversary gala of the National Dance Institute, being held April 18 at PlayStation Theater in Times Square.
Also on tap for the event are dance and theatre world stars Jacques d’Amboise, Harry Belafonte, Alec Baldwin, Amy Astley, Diana DiMenna, Richard and Jennie DeScherer, Donya Bommer, Sterling Hyltin, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Donald and Barbara Tober, Arthur Mitchell and Hilaria Baldwin.
This year's event honors multiple generations of four families who represent the “foundation and the future of NDI,” including The d’Amboise Family, led by NDI founder, Jacques d’Amboise; The Maisonrouge Family; The White/Lawrence Family; and The Cramer Family. The night also features an auction, which will be introduced by actor Baldwin, as well as performances by NDI’s young dancers.
Proceeds from the annual event benefit NDI’s award-winning arts education programs, which benefit New York City school children, many of whom come from low-income families and are attending under-resourced elementary and middle schools. Each week, NDI impacts the lives of more than 6,000 children in 40 New York City schools through free, in-school dance and music classes, filling a gap in public school education.
Doors open for cocktails at 6 PM at the PlayStation Theater (formerly the Walter Reade Theatre, Nokia Theatre and Best Buy Theatre) on 44th Street, west of Broadway.