The evening of song and dance serves as a fundraiser for the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, which, since 2010, has awarded $8.5 million in college scholarships to hundreds of student dancers across the country (and this year alone awarded $3.4 million).
The Bright Lights Shining Stars Gala begins at 6 PM with a pre-show cocktail reception, and the awards gala will take place at 7:30 PM and includes performances from the Broadway and dance communities, as well as a special tribute to Zeta-Jones. A VIP after-party follows at 9 PM.
Zeta-Jones took home the Tony Award in 2010 for her performance in A Little Night Music and the Oscar in 2003 for her performance in the film adaptation of Chicago.
A limited number of tickets are available to public and can be purchased by phone at (855) 692-5678 or online at NYCDance.com. VIP tickets are priced at $350 (which includes pre- and post-show receptions and orchestra seating for the gala); additional tickets are priced at $175 (which includes a ticket to the pre-show reception and a seat to the gala) and $50 (for a balcony seat to the gala).