On October 1, 2012, stars of Broadway will lend their talents to a Star Party fundraiser in support of National Dance Institute (NDI), a non-profit arts education organization founded by ballet star Jacques d'Amboise.
The star-themed evening of song and dance, conceived by acclaimed director and playwright Tina Landau, with B.D. Wong serving as the evening's emcee, will feature a cast of Broadway luminaries including De'Adre Aziza, Kyle Beltran, Victoria Clark, Charlotte d'Amboise, Jeffry Denman, André De Shields, Marc Kudisch, Terrence Mann, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessica Molaskey, Karen Olivo, and Tony Yazbeck, performing along side the children of National Dance Institute.
"I wanted to create a memorable evening that focuses on the magic and beauty of stars in our lives," says Landau. "The program will include songs and dances woven together with poems and readings that celebrate 'stars' in all their permutations…from the luminous points in our night sky, to the talented performers who shine on Broadway, to the children who are the 'stars' of NDI."
Guests attending the evening will have the opportunity to name stars that will hang on the Weston Terrace of the National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts in Harlem. Proceeds will benefit NDI's award-winning arts education programs.
NDI's Star Party will take place at the National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts Performance Space, 217 West 147th Street, New York City. Attendance is by invitation only. Engraved stars available for naming range in price from $5,000-$25,000. For more information, contact Peter Bartholomaus at (212) 226-0083, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.