Gotta Dance!: Neuwirth, Rivera and Reinking Set for Oct. 27 Career Transition for Dancers Benefit

News   Gotta Dance!: Neuwirth, Rivera and Reinking Set for Oct. 27 Career Transition for Dancers Benefit The ninth annual gala benefit for Career Transition for Dancers is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 27 at City Center.

Entitled Gotta Dance! A Dance Tribute to Hollywood, the 7 PM evening will pay tribute to the memorable dance moments created for such Hollywood films as “Singin’ in the Rain,” “The Red Shoes,” “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” “West Side Story,” “Sweet Charity,” “Saturday Night Fever” and “The Turning Point.” Those already lined up to take part in the evening include Tony winners Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera and Ann Reinking, 2003 Tony nominee Elizabeth Parkinson as well as the legendary Cyd Charisse and Jane Powell. The one-night-only event will also boast dancers from American Ballet Theatre, Complexions, Les Ballets Grandiva, New York City Ballet, National Dance Institute and The Royal Ballet. (The roster of participants is subject to change.) The evening will include the presentation of an award to Turner Entertainment Company for its support of dance. Another award will be bestowed upon a recipient to be announced shortly.

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 2,500 professional dancers begin new careers. For more information about CTFD, visit www.careertransition.org.

Tickets for Gotta Dance! A Dance Tribute to Hollywood 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 Cipriani 42nd Street. For tickets or more information, call Michael Weiss or Gary Tigner at Weiss Creative Group, (212) 582-6690. (Performance-only tickets will be available at a later date.)