The evening, which is presented by Rolex, will be followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Multiple Tony winner Angela Lansbury will receive the 2014 Rolex Dance Award.
"From Broadway to the Battery, New York New York a helluva town," according to press notes, "will take you on a rockin’ ride through the most inimitable, iconic entertainment capital of the world - a mecca for arts and culture. Dance with us around our town, the most diverse city alive! This one-night-only entertainment event of the season features the best talent in theatre and dance performing with the Jubilee Orchestra."
The show, which is produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo, will feature special guests James Earl Jones, Chita Rivera, Chuck Scarborough and Karen Ziemba. There will also be performances by artists from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; American Ballet Theatre; Arthur Murray Dance Center, Columbus Circle; Ballet Hispanico; Jonah Bokaer; Dance Theatre of Harlem; Industrial Rhythm; Silva Dance Company; Tony Waag’s American Tap Dance Foundation; and a special appearance by the Rockette Alumnae.
The 2014 Career Transition For Dancers Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance Awards will be presented to Janice Galli Becker, Fe Saracino Fendi, and Joe Tremaine & Tremaine Dance Conventions & Competitions.
Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, "enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop skills necessary to excel in post-performance professions." Visit www.careertransition.org. For gala information and tickets call Marjorie Horne, McEvoy & Assocs. at (212) 228-7446, ext. 33. For group sales call Susan Levy at (718) 499-9691. Performance-only tickets are also now available at $45, $60, $90 and $140. They can be bought at the City Center Box Office (131 West 55th), or by contacting (212) 581-1212 or on the web at nycitycenter.org.