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Angela Lansbury to Receive the 2014 Rolex Dance Award, 10/6

Angela Lansbury to Receive the 2014 Rolex Dance Award, 10/6 ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm 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. Angela Lansbury will receive the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. "We are honored to present the 2014 Rolex Dance Award to Angela Lansbury, Career Transition For Dancers' Honorary Chairwoman and legendary star of theatre, film, and television," said Stewart Wicht, President and CEO of Rolex Watch USA. "I am both thrilled and humbled to be the recipient of this year's Rolex Dance Award, and I want to thank everyone at ROLEX for this honor which I will always cherish," stated Angela Lansbury. From Broadway to the Battery, NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town will take you on a rockin' ride through the most inimitable, iconic entertainment capital of the world - a mecca for arts and culture. Dance with us around our town, the most diverse city alive! This one-night-only entertainment event of the season features the best talent in theatre and dance performing with the Jubilee Orchestra. The show is produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo. The host as well as the Career Transition For Dancers Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance Awards will be announced at a later date. Angela Lansbury has enjoyed a career without precedent spanning more than half-a-century as a star of movies, a 5-time Tony Award-winning actress, and star of "Murder, She Wrote," the longest running detective drama series in television history. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film, "Gaslight" and the following year was again nominated for "The Picture of Dorian Gray," winning a Golden Globe Award. She has appeared in over 40 motion pictures. She made her Broadway debut in "Hotel Paradiso" and followed in "A Taste of Honey;" later starring in her first musical, "Anyone Can Whistle." She triumphed as "Mame"earning her the first of her unprecedented 4 Tony Awards as Best Actress in a Musical ("Dear World", "Gypsy", "Sweeney Todd"). She returned to Broadway in "Deuce" receiving a Tony nomination for Best Actress and later in the revival of "Blithe Spirit" winning her 5th Tony Award. She has hosted (or co-hosted) more Tony Awards telecasts than any other individual. For 12 seasons she starred as Jessica Fletcher on "Murder, She Wrote." Some of her numerous awards and honors are; the Theatre Hall of Fame; Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts; named a Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II; T.V. Hall of Fame; a Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement award; nominated for 18 Emmy Awards. She has won 6 Golden Globe Awards and nominated for an additional 8; presented with the National Medal of the Arts and a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor. In 2013 she received an Honorary Academy Award for her seventy years' work in the motion picture industry. This year she was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year's Honours List and made a Dame by the British Empire. Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop skills necessary to excel in post-performance professions. With of­fices in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and a mobile National Outreach Project, Career Transition For Dancers has provided more than 6,200 dancers with over 61,000 hours-equivalent to approximately $5.2 million-of career counseling and program services, and has awarded millions of dollars in educational scholarships and entrepreneurial grants. The organization has helped thousands of dancers throughout the US take their first steps towards discovering reward­ing post-performance careers. The Caroline & Theodore Newhouse Center for Dancers is located at 165 W 46 Street, Suite 701 (at Broadway - the Actors' Equity Building) NYC 10036. The phone number is 212 764-0172 and the fax is 212 764-0343. In Los Angeles 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 455, LA 90036; 323 549-6660 and fax 323 549-6810. In Chicago at Hubbard Street Dance Center 1147 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607; 312 666-0234 and fax 312 455-8240. To learn more about the organization and interact with the various services it provides online, please visit www.career­transition.org. The 29th Anniversary Chairs are Anka K. Palitz, and Susan & Stewart Wicht. Gala Chairs are Avery & Andrew Barth, Janice & Stuart Becker, Victor Elmaleh, John Kimmins, Nancy & Duncan MacMillan, Phillip S. Masters, Michele & Ronald Riggi, and Misty Widelitz. Janice Becker is the Dinner Chair; Ann Van Ness, Auction Chair and Craig Dix, Journal Chair. Vice Chairs are Alexander J. Dubé, Mercedes Ellington, and Christina Rose. 29th Anniversary Jubilee Sponsors: Dance Magazine and Pointe, Misty Widelitz, Janice & Stuart Becker, Fe & Alessandro Saracino Fendi. Patron tickets are $600, $750 and $1,200 each. Tables for 10 are $7,500, $12,000 & $15,000. They include premium performance seating, post-performance 'Supper with the Stars,' dancing and a live auction. Sponsorships and Journal ads are also available. For gala information and tickets please call Marjorie Horne, McEvoy & Assocs. at 212-228-7446 x33. For group sales call Susan Levy at (718) 499-9691. Performance-only tickets are also now available at $45, $60, $90 and $140. They can be bought at the City Center Box Office, or by contacting CITYTIX at 212 581-1212 or on the web at nycitycenter.org.


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