Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Career Transition for Dancers
The Rolex Dance Award will be given to Liza Minnelli at JUMP FOR JOY: A DANCE VARIETY SPECTACULAR on November 5 at 7pm at New York City Center. This is the Career Transition For Dancers' 27th Anniversary Jubilee. Angela Lansbury will host, and the evening will be followed by a Supper at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York.
The Career Transition For Dancers Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance Awards will be announced later. The show is produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo.
"We are pleased to present this year's Rolex Dance Award to Liza Minnelli, world renowned American singer, dancer, and film, television and theatre actress. We salute her dedication to the arts and unwavering support of Career Transition For Dancers." said Stewart Wicht, President and CEO of Rolex Watch USA.
Liza Minnelli stated "I fell in love with dancing when I saw my first Broadway show. It was at that moment that I knew what I wanted to do. All of my dreams have come true because dancing has touched my heart. I am so honored and delighted to accept the 2012 Rolex Dance Award and share it with all of the Broadway gypsies who have the same dream… Thank You."
Liza Minnelli, winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a special "Legends" Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy, is one of the entertainment world's most famous performers. In film, on stage and in television, Liza has won critical acclaim, a multitude of fans, and recognition from her peers in show business, giving new dimension and credibility to the word "superstar." Considered one of America's true legends, throughout her lifetime Liza has supported various charities and causes
Angela Lansbury has enjoyed a career 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.
More information: www.careertransition.org
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.
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