Entitled Dancing on Air: A Dance Tribute to Television, the 7 PM evening will pay tribute to memorable dance moments created for the small screen — from the days of black-and-white programs to the advent of color. Those already lined up to take part in the evening include Tony Award winners Brian Stokes Mitchell, Phylicia Rashad and Chita Rivera, Chicago star Wayne Brady and Toni Basil, Marge Champion, Mercedes Ellington, Arthur Mitchell, Orfeh, Donald Saddler and Edward Villella. The one-night-only event will also boast dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet and Peter Pucci Plus Dancers. (The roster of participants is subject to change.)
Produced by Ann Marie DeAngelo, the evening will honor Debbie Allen and Patricia Kennedy. Tony Stevens will direct Dancing on Air with musical direction by Robert Mikulski.
Career Transition for Dancers, founded in 1985, helps dancers establish new careers when dance is no longer an option. Since its inception, the organization has helped over 2,700 professional dancers begin new careers. For more information about CTFD, visit www.careertransition.org.
Tickets for Dancing on Air: A Dance Tribute to Television are priced at $550 and $1,000, which includes the City Center performance (131 West 55th Street) and a post-performance black-tie supper with the stars at Sheraton New York Imperial Ballroom. For tickets, call Michael Weiss at Weiss Creative Group, (212) 582-6690.
Performance-only tickets are priced $45-$95 and are available by calling (212) 581-1212. Visit www.citycenter.org for more information.