Tony Winners Anika Noni Rose and Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform at Alvin Ailey's Opening Gala Nov. 28

By Michael Gioia
November 28, 2012

Tony Award winners Anika Noni Rose and Brian Stokes Mitchell as well as Grammy winner Jessye Norman perform at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's opening night gala Nov. 28 at New York City Center.



The evening, which begins at 7 PM, kicks 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 Norman, 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.