Watch video highlights from Dancers For Good 2017
An intimate celebration of dance to benefit:
Lifetime Achievement in Dance
Dance Humanitarian Award
Amy Marshall Dance Company
Carolyn Dorfman Dance
Eryc Taylor Dance
Martha Graham Dance Company
Pam Tanowitz Dance
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Rock the Ballet
VIP RECEPTION FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE
cocktails, hors d’oeuvres
meet the dancers
Sam Rosenblatt & Mario D’Andrea
Tim Croneberger & Glenn Finn
Eric Menkes & Sean Lyon Davis
Raul Barreneche & Kevin White
Joel Isaacs & Greg Flood
David Seligman & Ross Goldworthy
Eric Johnson & Joe Eviatar
Jim Porcarelli & Richard S. Gerst
Tom Kosch & David Husty
Ken Green & Bob Kaner
Ellen M. Krass
Andrea Greven Douzet & Alexandre Douzet
A theatrical icon and one of Broadway’s greatest triple-threat talents, Chita Rivera is one of the most nominated performers in Tony Award history having earned 10 nominations, won twice and received the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. A versatile actress/singer/dancer, she recently starred in The Visit, the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway, the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer’s Life, a dazzling new musical celebrating her spectacular career, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele and the revival of the Broadway musical Nine with Antonio Banderas.
Over the course of her distinguished career, Bebe Neuwirth has achieved extraordinary success in theatre, television and film. In 1980, she made her Broadway debut in A Chorus Line. She then appeared in Little Me, Dancin’, and Sweet Charity, for which she won her first Tony Award, followed by Damn Yankees, Fosse, and The Addams Family. Bebe won her second Tony, as well as the Drama Desk, Astaire, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League Distinguished Performance of the Year Awards for her portrayal of Velma in Chicago. A few years later she played Roxie in the show, making her the only triple-threat to have played both parts on Broadway.
Stephanie Pope is thrilled to be participating in Dancers For Good’s celebration of the Actors Fund honoring the Legendary Chita Rivera and Bebe Neuwirth. Stephanie first met and had the pleasure of working with Ms. Neuwirth while dancing in the ensemble of her very first Bob Fosse show, the 1985 Revival of Sweet Charity. Bebe played Nicky Pignatelli and went on to receive her first of two Tony Awards for her portrayal of the tough-as-nails taxi dancer.
Ms. Rivera played the same role in the 1969 film version and it was there in her living room that Stephanie, a young girl from the projects of Spanish Harlem, first set eyes on the Latin spitfire named Chita….and dreamed! In 1993, when Stephanie was invited to join the cast of Kiss of the Spider Woman as Ms. Rivera’s stand-by, she jumped at the offer to watch and learn from the legend. As fate, luck and the gods would have it, she later got to sharethe stage with Ms. Rivera as none other than Velma Kelly (the role Chita originated and Bebe revived) opposite Ms. Rivera’s Roxy Hart in the national tour of CHICAGO.
2018 SHOW AT 7:00PM
Tickets go on sale on May 1st!
Pick up your reserved seat ticket at Will Call prior to performance.
Donor level ticketing available. Benefits include VIP preferred seating,post-party, program listing/color ad space and more. Please inquire!
Call Dancers For Good for info:
VIP POST-PERFORMANCE PARTY:
There will be a VIP Ticket Holder cocktail reception immediately following the performance. Enjoy food, cocktails, and meet the performers of Dancers For Good 2018!
The Guild Hall parking lot is located behind the building off of Pondview Lane.
158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY
During the summer of 2015 dancer Michael Apuzzo of Paul Taylor Dance Company, and event planner/former Broadway performer Eric Gunhus came up with the idea to bring a new and fresh event to East Hampton: a dance festival of some the most prestigious dance companies and prominent dancers in the world, sharing their gifts to raise funds in support of the arts and the local community.
Michael & Eric decided to combine their efforts and the collaboration brought Dancers For Good to life with their acclaimed event in summer of 2016. Dancers For Good incorporated as their own 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2018.
The name Dancers For Good is two-fold in meaning: Dance is a discipline that stays with the dancer for life…for good. Additionally, this event brings together incredible dancers eager to give their time, talents and energy for charitable philanthropy…to do good. This celebration allows all of us an opportunity to experience Dancers For Good.
This event is like no other in the Hamptons, raising money for The Actors Fund and its vast array of services including:
The Dancers’ Resource
Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts
Women’s Health Initiative
Senior Services/The Actors Fund Home
Addiction and Recovery Services
and many, many other vital programs
"Dancers are a special breed of artists. It takes a singular type of strength and discipline to succeed in this part of the business and it is enormously difficult to get through the emotional and physical rough patches on your own. Sometimes you need a helping hand and that hand for dancers needs to be filled with an array of specially designed services...those services are provided by The Actors Fund, Dancers Resource/Career Transition For Dancers."Bebe NeuwirthActors Fund Vice Chair, founder of The Dancers' Resource
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