Night of a Thousand Gowns Benefit, with Sieber, Hoffman, Williams, Presented March 21

News   Night of a Thousand Gowns Benefit, with Sieber, Hoffman, Williams, Presented March 21 The 23rd annual Night of a Thousand Gowns, a charity ball and silent auction to benefit LIFEbeat—The Music Industry Fights AIDS and MCCNY Homeless Youth Services, will be held March 21 at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan.
Christopher Sieber
Christopher Sieber Photo by Joan Marcus

Performers for the benefit include Grammy winner Michelle Williams, Shrek the Musical's Christopher Sieber, Jackie Hoffman, John DeMarco, Lucas Silveira of the Cliks, Billie Ray Martin, Ari Gold and Kelly King. "Celebrating diversity and raising needed funds with humor, heart and humanitarianism," press notes state, "The Imperial Court of New York, led by Emperor XVII Rob Hunter de Woofs and Empress XXII Charlene Chivoe, will bring a palpable excitement and frenetic razzmatazz to Times Square, as majestic personages in jewels and gowns, white tie and tails, make their royal entrance to the Broadway Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel."

The evening's honorary co-chairs are Sir Elton John CBE, Patti LuPone, Joan Rivers, Idina Menzel, John Cameron Mitchell and Dame Robin Strasser.

Night of a Thousand Gowns, which begins at 6:30 PM, includes entertainment, a five-hour open bar, full-course dinner, a Viennese dessert buffet, dancing, a silent auction, and the midnight coronation of the new reigning monarchs.

The Marriott Marquis is located in Times Square at 1535 Broadway. For tickets, priced $125 (general admission after 10 PM) or $300 (gala ticket), call (866) 533-4269 or visit www.icny.org/tickets.