Mo’Nique To Host Star-Studded Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater GalaPublished by Danica Daniel on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 9:03 am.
Academy Award-winning actress Mo’Nique has all the right moves and the all-around funny gal will show us what she’s got when she serves as host of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s star-studded gala benefit performance and party.
“Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a cultural treasure that ignites your spirit each time you see them,” said Mo’Nique, the evening’s Honorary Chair. “I take my family to experience the Ailey company whenever I have the opportunity and I am looking forward to taking part in this special night.”
Held at the New York City Center (with the after-party at the Hilton New York) on November 28th, the event will kick-off a five-week holiday season, where Alvin Ailey’s timeless masterpiece Revelations will be sung live with featured celebrity vocalists, including Tony Award-winning actors and singers Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Anika Noni Rose who will sing Fix Me, Jesus; I Wanna Be Ready and Sinner Man respectively.
“Our opening night gala benefit is a one-night-only event that should not be missed, thanks to the electrifying audience favorites Minus 16 and Revelations, performed by a truly special combination of great musical and dance artists,” said Robert Battle, who last year became only the third Artistic Director in the Company’s 54-year history. “I can’t wait to see audiences at the opening and throughout the season experience all the treasures we will be sharing this December.”
For more information, visit www.alvinailey.org.