The one-night-only event will be held at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill and will feature a live Latin band. Among those scheduled to take part in the evening are Tony Award winner Chita Rivera, Oscar nominee Rosie Perez, Emmy winner John Leguizamo, Tony winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Grammy winner Jimmy Bosch, Allen Hidalgo, Les Miz star Daphne Rubin-Vega, Allen Hidalgo, Wilson Cruz, Justina Machado, John Herrera, Natalie Toro, Saundra Santiago, Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz, Doreen Montalvo and Tony Chiroldes. Grammy Award winner Ray Santos orchestrated and will conduct the evening's music. Richard Amaro directs and choreographs the performance, which will "re-create a night at the historical Palladium during its heyday in the 1950s."
The evening will begin at 6:30 PM with a cocktail reception, followed by the 8 PM performance and then dancing until midnight.
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B.B. King Blues Club & Grill is located in Manhattan at 237 West 42nd Street. Tickets, priced $50-$500, are available by visiting www.bcefa.org.