Allen is best known for her performances as Anita in West Side Story and Charity Hope Valentine in Sweet Charity on Broadway, and as Lydia Grant on "Fame." She is a member of the President's Committee for the Arts and Humanities, and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Bright Lights Shining Stars Gala will serve as a fundraiser for the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, which has provided over $15 million in college scholarships for young dancers across the country. The evening will include performances from the Broadway and dance communities, as well as a special tribute to Allen.
For more information, visit NYCDAFoundation.net.