Charlotte d'Amboise & More Perform at NYC Dance Alliance's Gala Honoring Catherine Zeta-Jones Tonight
Broadway's Charlotte d'Amboise (Pippin), Felicia Finley (Mamma Mia!) and Mara Davi (A Chorus Line, Smash) are set to perform tonight, September 29 at 7:30pm at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place) where Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones will be honored at the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation's Bright Lights Shining Stars Gala, receiving their prestigiousAmbassador for the Arts Award. Also set to perform are Joanne Borts (Once), Clifton Brown (Jessica Lange Dance), Luke Spring (A Christmas Story) and Adrienne Warren (Bring it On).
This exciting star-studded 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 evening will include performances from the Broadway and dance communities and a special tribute to Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The evening begins at 6pm with a pre-show cocktail reception, with the awards gala taking place at 7:30pm and a VIP after party to follow at 9pm.
A limited number of tickets are available to public and can be purchased by phone at 855-692-5678 or online at www.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).
The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, Inc. is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity, committed to broadening performing arts awareness while advocating education and high standards of excellence in dance. NYCDAF is dedicated to investing in the next generation of professional performers by offering scholarships for secondary and college education. For more information, visit www.NYCDance.com.
Catherine Zeta-Jones is a multi-award winning actress whose talents range from film to theater. She garnered an Academy Award for her portrayal of the notorious Velma Kelly, in the screen adaptation of the Broadway musical Chicago. Zeta-Jones was nominated for a Golden Globe and took home the Critics' Choice Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance. She won the Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Musical for her critically acclaimed debut on Broadway as Desirée Armfeldt in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music. She first captured international recognition in the action adventure film The Mask of Zorro, opposite Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins. Born in Wales, Zeta-Jones began her career on the stage in London and following that was cast in the popular Yorkshire Television series, The Darling Buds of May, based on the novels of H.E. Bates. In 2010, Zeta-Jones was awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to the film industry and charity. Zeta-Jones is married to actor Michael Douglas. They have a son, Dylan, and a daughter, Carys.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski