Southamptoners To Co-Chair Theatre All-Star Laden Gala

Southampton’s Cassandra Seidenfeld Lyster and Robin Cofer are Honorary Co-chairs of the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation Gala, “Bright Lights! Shining Stars!,” which will honor the legendary Roberta Flack with the first Ambassador for the Arts Award  August 1 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU. In addition to a special tribute in song & dance to the Grammy Award winning artist by choreographer/director Joe Lanteri, highlights will include the reunion of the Tony Award-winning cast of  In the Heights, a special appearance of Broadway’s Billy Elliot, a solo performance by Desmond Richardson of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Clifton Brown formerly with Alvin Ailey and Tony nominee  Karine Plantadit from Come Fly Away. The committee of dance world luminaries includes Ava Astaire McKenzie, Andy Blankenbuehler, Jacques d’Amboise, Susan Jaffe, Jerry Mitchell, Desmond Richardson, Chita Rivera and Michael Terlizzi.

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