Broadway & Beyond! Benefit, with Andrea McArdle, Christiane Noll, Rosie O’Donnell, Orfeh, Noah Racey, Presented Oct. 8
By Andrew Gans
Career Transition for Dancers’ 28th Anniversary Jubilee, which is entitled Broadway & Beyond! Celebrating Theatre & Dance, is held Oct. 8 at New York City Center at 7 PM, followed by dinner at the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton New York.
This one-night-only event includes performances by Kelly Bishop, Lynn Cohen, Dulé Hill, Andrea McArdle, Christiane Noll, Rosie O'Donnell, Orfeh, Noah Racey, Randy Skinner, Jason Samuels Smith and Jimmy Tate.
Attendees can also expect selections from A Chorus Line, Damn Yankees, Tap Dance Kid as well as performances by artists from American Repertory Ballet; Broadway Dance Lab; Cirque du Soleil; New York Song & Dance Company; Parelle Exit; Rosie’s Theater Kids; World Cup, with Benois de la Danse Laureate; a special number from "Smash" choreographer Josh Bergasse and the Jubilee Orchestra and more. The show is produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo. Jim Morgan is the musical director with lighting design Brad Fieldsand; Lori Rosecrans Wekselbatt is the production stage manager.
The evening also features the presentation of the Rolex Dance Award to Ann-Margret by Oscar winner Liza Minnelli. The Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance Awards will be given to Ann Van Ness and Harlequin Floors.
Career Transition For Dancers is the only nonprofit organization in the United States solely "dedicated to helping thousands of dancers take their first steps in discovering rewarding careers when performing is no longer an option." Visit www.careertransition.org.
Patron tickets are $600, $750 and $1,200 each. Tables for 10 start at $7,500. Patron tickets and tables include premium performance seating, post-performance "Supper with the Stars," dancing and a live auction at The Grand Ballroom at the Hilton New York. For gala information and tickets call Marjorie Horne, McEvoy & Assocs. at (212) 228-7446, ext. 33. For group sales call (718) 499-9691.
Performance-only tickets are also available at $45, $55, $75, $90 and $130. They can be bought at the City Center Box Office, or by contacting (212) 581-1212 or on the web at nycitycenter.org.
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