The annual benefit will be followed by a supper with the stars in The Hilton's Grand Ballroom. Written by Deborah Grace Winer and produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo, On Broadway! is a "glorious historical journey inside the Broadway musical seen through the eyes of legendary choreographers." Musicians, dancers and theatre stars are expected to be part of the performance. Casting will be announced at a later date. The Honorary Chairs are Cynthia Gregory, Donna McKechnie, Kevin McKenzie, Jane Powell, Ann Reinking and Chita Rivera.
Lansbury made a return to the Broadway stage last season opposite Marian Seldes in Terrence McNally's Deuce. Lansbury's illustrious career spans 50 years, including four Tony Awards for her performances in Sweeney Todd, Dear World, Gypsy and Mame. In 1944 Lansbury made her film debut in "Gaslight," which earned her an Academy Award nomination. She's well known to television audiences as Jessica Fletcher in the series "Murder, She Wrote."
Career Transition for Dancers, which was founded in 1985, has helped over "3,700 professional dancers identify their unique talents in preparation for establishing new careers when dance is no longer an option." For more information visit www.careertransition.org.
Presented by Rolex, gala tickets for On Broadway! — including performance, supper, auction and dancing — are priced $600-$1,200 and are available by calling (212) 228-7446, ext. 33. Show-only tickets, priced $45-$130, will be available shortly.