Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea McArdle & More to Perform at 2013 BROADWAY & BEYOND!, 10/8
ROLEX presents BROADWAY & BEYOND! Celebrating Theatre & Dance - Career Transition For Dancers' 28th Anniversary Jubilee on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 7pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves) NYC, followed by dinner at the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton New York.
The annual Rolex Dance Award will be given to Ann-Margret. A two-time Academy Award Nominee, the super-star is also a winner of 5 Golden Globes, an Emmy Award winner and a Grammy Nominee. Liza Minnelli, winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a special "Legends" Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy, and the recipient of the 2012 Rolex Dance Award will present the award to Ann-Margret. The Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance Awards will be given to Ann Van Ness and Harlequin Floors. Ann Van Ness has been involved in various lifelong efforts to improve the quality of life for others through compassionate philanthropy. Harlequin Floors is recognized as the world leader in advanced technology sprung and vinyl flooring for the dance and performing arts communities.
Broadway is a truly American form of entertainment. BROADWAY & BEYOND! not only brings to life the magic of theatre, but emphasizes the universal scope of dance in pop culture. This one night only entertainment event* will include performances by Kelly Bishop, Lynn Cohen, Dulé Hill, Andrea McArdle, Christiane Noll, Rosie O'Donnell, Orfeh, Noah Racey, Randy Skinner, Jimmy Tate and many others.
Also on tap will be show-stopping performances from Broadway shows such as A CHORUS LINE, DAMN YANKEES, TAP DANCE KID and others along with special 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.
Born out of a 1982 conference at Lincoln Center, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, several foundations, and performing arts unions and Chaired by Agnes De Mille, 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. With more than 5,800 active clients today; offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago; and a mobile National Outreach Project, Career Transition For Dancers has provided over 60,000 hours of individual and group career counseling and awarded millions in educational and entrepreneurial support to aid dancers in their unique transitions.
The 28th Anniversary Chairs are Anka K. Palitz, and Susan & Stewart Wicht. Gala Chairs are American Guild of Musical Artists AFL-CIO, Avery & Andrew Barth, Robert Dagger, Victor Elmaleh, Darlene & Brian Heidtke, John Kimmins, Nigel Lythgoe, Nancy & Duncan MacMillan, Philip S. Masters, Michele & Ronald Riggi, Ann & William Van Ness, and Misty Widelitz. Janice Becker is the Dinner Chair; Ann Van Ness is the Auction Chair; and Craig Dix is the Journal Chair. Vice Chairs are Capezio Ballet Makers, Alexander J. Dubé, Mercedes Ellington, Vicki & Christopher Kellogg, Christina Rose, and Irene & Fred Shen.