Rolex will present 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, New York) followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. From Broadway to the Battery, NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town will take attendees on a rockin’ ride through the most inimitable, iconic entertainment capital of the world – a mecca for arts and culture. 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 2014 Career Transition For Dancers Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance Awards will be presented to Janice Galli Becker, Fe Saracino Fendi and Joe Tremaine & Tremaine Dance Conventions & Competitions. Special guests include James Earl Jones, Chita Rivera, Chuck Scarborough and Karen Ziemba. There will also be special performances by artists from: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; American Ballet Theatre; Arthur Murray Dance Center, Columbus Circle; Ballet Hispanico; Jonah Bokaer; Dance Theatre of Harlem; Industrial Rhythm; Silva Dance Company; Tony Waag’s American Tap Dance Foundation plus a special appearance by the Rockette Alumnae.
Angela Lansbury will receive the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. 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. “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.
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. 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 and Joe Tremaine.
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 or email . 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 www.nycitycenter.org.