Tony Winner Catherine Zeta-Jones Will Receive Dance Alliance's Ambassador for the Arts Award
By Michael Gioia
Tony and Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones will receive the Ambassador for the Arts Award Sept. 29 at the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation's Bright Lights Shining Stars Gala at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
The evening of song and dance will serve 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 will begin at 6 PM with a pre-show cocktail reception, and the awards gala will take place at 7:30 PM and include performances from the Broadway and dance communities, as well as a special tribute to Zeta-Jones. A VIP after party will follow 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 beginning Aug. 1 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).
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