Tony Winners Audra McDonald, Anika Noni Rose and Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Perform at Alvin Ailey's Opening Gala
By Michael Gioia
Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, Anika Noni Rose and Brian Stokes Mitchell are scheduled to perform at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's opening night gala Nov. 28 at New York City Center.
The evening, set to begin at 7 PM, will kick off the company's five-week season at City Center. All proceeds from the event benefit children's educational programming and scholarships to The Ailey School.
Performances include Ailey's signature work, "Revelations," with live music featuring McDonald (Porgy and Bess), Rose (Caroline, Or Change) and Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate); and Ohad Naharin's "Minus 16." Actress and comedian Mo'Nique serves as the gala's honorary chair.
Following the event at City Center will be dinner and dancing at the Hilton New York.
New York City Center is located at 131 West 55th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues). For more information, visit AlvinAiley.org.
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