Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell will host the evening, which will boast performances by the cast of The Color Purple as well as a host of renowned dance companies. Among those companies scheduled to perform are Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, Armitage Gone! Dance, Ballet Austin, Cedar Lake, Dance Times Square, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Peter Quanz, Pilobolus, Michael Minery's Tapaholics, Stephen Petronio Company, STREB and American Ballet principals Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky. Show time is 7:30 PM. Jerry Mitchell was nominated for two 2005 Tony Awards for Best Choreography — for his work on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and La Cage aux Folles, winning the Tony for his work on the latter. He also received Tony and Drama Desk nominations for choreographing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray, The Full Monty and Never Gonna Dance. His other choreographic credits include the Bernadette Peters revival of Gypsy, Imaginary Friends, The Rock Horror Show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jeffrey and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. His film work includes "In & Out," "Camp," "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and "Scent of a Woman." For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Mitchell conceived and often directs and choreographs the annual "Broadway Bares" fundraiser. Mitchell will be represented on Broadway this season as director/choreographer of Legally Blonde.
Cedar Lake is located in Manhattan at 547 West 26th Street. Tickets, priced $150 (performance only) and $250 (performance and reception), are available by calling (212) 840-0770 or by visiting www.bcefa.org.