Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karine Plantadit to Perform at Bright Lights! Shining Stars! Benefit

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05 Jul 2011

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
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The New York City Dance Alliance Foundation will present its annual benefit performance of Bright Lights! Shining Stars! Aug. 1 at the Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Joe Lanteri directs the gala event that will honor Grammy Award-winning singer Roberta Flack with the NYCDAF's First Ambassador for the Arts Award.

The evening will be a "celebration of the eclectic nature of song and dance" and feature performances from the cast of Billy Elliot, Lin-Manuel Miranda with former In the Heights cast members, Desmond Richardson (Fosse, Movin' Out), former Alvin Ailey dancer Clifton Brown and Karine Plantadit (Come Fly Away, Movin' Out).

A private college scholarship audition will be held in conjunction with the event July 31, and $50,000 in college scholarships will be awarded at the Bright Lights! Shining Stars! gala. The evening also includes celebrity appearances and a red-carpet cocktail reception and after-party.

For more information and tickets, call (855) 692-5678 or click here.