Photo Flash: Matthew Broderick, Elena Roger et al. Mingle at Astaire Award Nominations Gala!Photo Flash: Matthew Broderick, Elena Roger et al. Mingle at Astaire Award Nominations Gala!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

Nominations for the 30th Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which recognize excellence on the Broadway Stage and in film, were announced by New York Post Theater Critic Michael Riedel at a reception at the Lamb's Club last night, May 7. See below for photos of stars Elena Roger, Ashley Amber, Bahiyah Hibah, Matthew Broderick, Michael Riedel, Krystal Joy Brown, Leslie Odom, Jr., David Noh, Lisa Nicole Wikerson and more mingling at the gala! (more...)

Photo Flash: NYCDAF's Destiny Rising Benefit - Performance Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2012

The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF) celebrated its first anniversary at The Joyce Theater with a dazzling evening of dance artistry "Destiny Rising" featuring outstanding NYCDA alumni, the dynamic choreography of NYCDA faculty and special guest performances by stars of prominent dance companies all to benefit the NYCDAF College Scholarship Program. (more...)

Photo Flash: NYCDAF's Destiny Rising Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2012

The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF) celebrated its first anniversary at The Joyce Theater with a dazzling evening of dance artistry "Destiny Rising" featuring outstanding NYCDA alumni, the dynamic choreography of NYCDA faculty and special guest performances by stars of prominent dance companies all to benefit the NYCDAF College Scholarship Program. (more...)

Destiny Rising, Gala Performance to Benefit NYC Dance Alliance FoundationDestiny Rising, Gala Performance to Benefit NYC Dance Alliance Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2012

The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF) will celebrate its first anniversary with a fundraising performance at The Joyce Theater on Monday evening, January 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Destiny Rising, Gala Performance to Benefit NYC Dance Alliance FoundationDestiny Rising, Gala Performance to Benefit NYC Dance Alliance Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2011

The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF) will celebrate its first anniversary with a fundraising performance at The Joyce Theater on Monday evening, January 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: IN THE HEIGHTS, Roberta Flack, et al. at First Annual NYC Dance Alliance Foundation Gala!Photo Flash: IN THE HEIGHTS, Roberta Flack, et al. at First Annual NYC Dance Alliance Foundation Gala!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2011

The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation held its 1st Annual Bright Lights, Shining Stars Gala at the Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU and clearly delivered on its promise of a star studded evening of music & dance with one show-stopping number after another. Following cocktails hosted by Honorary Co-Chairs Cassandra Seidenfeld Lyster and Robin Cofer, eager guests flooded into the elegant theater for an evening of unforgettable moments. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, IN THE HEIGHTS CAST, et al. Set for Bright Lights! Shining Stars! 8/1Lin-Manuel Miranda, IN THE HEIGHTS CAST, et al. Set for Bright Lights! Shining Stars! 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2011

Bright Lights! Shining Stars!, a gala event to benefit the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, will honor the legendary Roberta Flack with the NYCDAF's First Ambassador for the Arts Award on August 1, 2011 at the Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU. 566 LaGuardia Place, New York. The star studded evening of song and dance directed by renowned choreographer, dancer and instructor Joe Lanteri will also feature the awarding of $50,000+ in college scholarships to promising young dancers. (more...)

Brenda Braxton, Felicia Finley Join NYC Dance Alliance Foundation GalaBrenda Braxton, Felicia Finley Join NYC Dance Alliance Foundation Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2011

NYCDAF Executive Director Joe Lanteri director of Bright Lights! Shining Stars!, a gala event to benefit the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation has announced that 'Smokey Joe's Café' stars Brenda Braxton, Felicia Finley, Ramona Keller & Deb Lyons will reunite to perform one of the great Leiber & Stoller hits from the smash musical at the star studded gala. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, IN THE HEIGHTS CAST, et al. Set for Bright Lights! Shining Stars! 8/1Lin-Manuel Miranda, IN THE HEIGHTS CAST, et al. Set for Bright Lights! Shining Stars! 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2011

Bright Lights! Shining Stars!, a gala event to benefit the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, will honor the legendary Roberta Flack with the NYCDAF's First Ambassador for the Arts Award on August 1, 2011 at the Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU. 566 LaGuardia Place, New York. The star studded evening of song and dance directed by renowned choreographer, dancer and instructor Joe Lanteri will also feature the awarding of $50,000+ in college scholarships to promising young dancers. (more...)

Roberta Flack to Receive NYC Dance Alliance Ambassador for the Arts Award Roberta Flack to Receive NYC Dance Alliance Ambassador for the Arts Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2011

Bright Lights! Shining Stars!, a gala event to benefit the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, will honor the legendary Roberta Flack with the NYCDAF's First Ambassador for the Arts Award on August 1, 2011 at the Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU. 566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012 (more...)

Photo Flash: Stroman, Osnes, et al. at Astaire Awards After PartyPhoto Flash: Stroman, Osnes, et al. at Astaire Awards After Party
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2011

The 29th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, hosted by Bebe Neuwirth and Lee Roy Reams at the magnificent Skirball Center for The Performing Arts at NYU once again honored excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film. Susan Stroman took top honors for Best Choreographer on Broadway in a field of nine nominees for her stunning work in 'The Scottsboro Boys'. It was a record breaking 5th Astaire Award for the 5 time Tony Award and 5 time Drama Desk winner. Two time Tony Award Winner Bebe Neuwirth presented the award to Ms. Stroman. Sutton Foster star of 'Anything Goes' took home her second Astaire for Best Female Dancer on Broadway for her rousing performance as 'Reno Sweeney'. Her first Astaire was for 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'. Desmond Richardson, Tony nominee for 'Fosse' and co-founder and co-artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet presented the award to Ms. Sutton. First timer Norbert Leo Butz star of 'Catch Me if You Can' took the prize for Best Male Dancer on Broadway presented by Tony and Drama Desk winner Karen Ziemba . Australia's Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon won the Astaire for Excellence in Choreography in Film for their breathtaking dances in 'Mao's Last Dancer' presented by Tony Award winner Bill Irwin. Legendary dancer, choreographer, teacher and founder of the National Dance Institute Jacques d'Amboise received the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award named for the late drama critic and co-founder of the Award with Fred Astaire. Following a major tribute in dance including a brilliant performance by NYCB's Russell Janzen of a piece from the ballet 'Who Cares' created by George Balanchine and first danced by d'Amboise; an exuberant performance of 'Shall We Dance' by d'Amboise's students at the National Dance Institute and praiseful introductions by Len Cariou, Charlotte & Christopher d'Amboise, Brian Stokes Mitchell presented the award to Mr. d'Amboise. (more...)