Angela Lansbury to Host CTD's JUMP FOR JOY 10/5


Angela Lansbury will host JUMP FOR JOY A Dance Variety Spectacular - Career Transition For Dancers' 27th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th and 7th Ave) NYC. The show is produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo, presented by Rolex, and will be followed by a supper at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York.

Angela Lansbury has enjoyed a career spanning more than half a century as a movie star, a 4-time Tony Award-winning musical actress, and star of Murder, She Wrote, the longest running detective drama series in television history.

Contracted by MGM as a teenager, 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. Angela Lansbury 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 also starred in a limited engagement of The King and I. She returned to Broadway in Deuce receiving a Tony nomination for Best Actress and later in Blithe Spirit. 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. She is in the Theatre Hall of Fame; received the Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts; named a Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II; member of the T.V. Hall of Fame; recipient of 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.

Career Transition For Dancers, with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago, has helped over 5,400 professional dancers nationwide identify their unique talents in preparation for establishing new careers when dance is no longer an option. Since its founding in 1985, the organization has provided more than 55,000 hours (equivalent to over $6 million) of free one-on-one career counseling and program services and has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships for education, entrepreneurial grants, and certification programs. The organization also provides dancers with specialized services that include transition seminars and workshops, peer support groups, resource centers, a toll-free national career counseling hotline, a website, and a National Career Network.

Patron tickets are $600, $750 and $1,200 each. Tables for 10 start at $7,500. Patron tickets and Tables include premium performance seating, post-performance 'Supper with the Stars', dancing and a live auction at The Grand Ballroom at the Hilton New York. Sponsorships and tables are also available, as well as Journal ads. For gala information and tickets please call Marjorie Horne, McEvoy & Assocs. at (212) 228-7446 x33. For group sales call (718) 499-9691. There will be show only tickets on sale at a later date.

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