Watch video highlights from Dancers For Good 2017
Watch video highlights from Dancers For Good 2017
Watch video highlights from Dancers For Good 2016
An intimate celebration of dance to benefit:
TICKETS GO ON SALE MAY 1st
Dance Humanitarian Award
Tony Award-winning Broadway Director & Choreographer
Amy Marshall Dance Company
Carolyn Dorfman Dance
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Tony Award-winning actress for The Producers
VIP RECEPTION FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE
cocktails, hors d’oeuvres
meet the dancers
JERRY MITCHELL(Director/Choreographer) is currently represented on Broadway as the Director/Choreographer of Pretty Woman, soon to open in Hamburg. As Director/Choreographer of Kinky Boots, which recently completed a six year run on Broadway, he received the TONY Award in recognition of his choreography for this 2013 TONY-Award winning Best Musical and was also nominated as Director. Most recently, he directed the Gloria Estefan Broadway bio-musical, On Your Feet, currently touring the U.S. and shortly to be seen in Amsterdam. He was also nominated for an Olivier Award for his choreography in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which he also directed and co-produced in the West End. In the 35 preceding years, Jerry has been involved with over 50 Broadway, Off-Broadway, West End and touring productions, starting as a dancer for Agnes De Mille in Brigadoon and thereafter assisting Michael Bennett and Jerome Robbins. His Broadway debut as Choreographer, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, was followed by The Full Monty (TONY nomination), The Rocky Horror Show, Hairspray (TONY nomination), Gypsy, Never Gonna Dance (TONY nomination), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (TONY nomination), La Cage Aux Folles (TONY Award), Imaginary Friends, Legally Blonde (TONY nomination), which he also directed, Catch Me If You Can and Kinky Boots(also in London, Toronto, Korea, Germany, Japan, Australia and on a U.S. tour.) Other notable credits include choreographing both the Off-Broadway productions and films of Hedwig & The Angry Inch and Jeffrey, the National Tour of Jekyll & Hyde and Paper Mill Playhouse’s acclaimed Follies and the recent Half Time and My Very Own British Invasion(both of which he also directed.) Film work includes In And Out, Scent Of A Woman, Drop Dead Gorgeous and Camp. For television, Jerry choreographed the NBC live production of Hairspray, The Rosie O’Donnell Show and The Drew Carey Show (EMMY nomination) and ABC’s Geppetto and on camera, in Step It Up And Dance (as host), The Search for Elle Woods and Ice Loves Coco. Most recently, Jerry received the Drama League’s Founders’ Award for Excellence in Directing and the George Abbott Lifetime Achievement Award from his peers, the latter being especially meaningful to him in that he was directed by the 96 year old Mr. Abbott in the Broadway revival of On Your Toes. Twenty-five years ago, Jerry conceived and created Broadway Bares, a comedy burlesque show performed annually for the charity Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He continues to serve as Executive Producer of Broadway Bares, with a book, website and satellite productions in Fire Island Pines, Las Vegas (Peepshow, which had a five-year run of continuous performances) and London (West End Bares).
Cady Huffman recently stepped into the role of Matron “Mama” Morton in the Broadway revival of Chicago. She last appeared on Broadway opposite Nathan Lane in The Nance.
Huffman won a Tony Award for her performance as Ulla in The Producers opposite Lane and Matthew Broderick. Her Broadway credits also include a Tony-nominated performance as Ziegfeld’s Favorite in The Will Rogers Follies, the original production of La Cage aux Folles, Steel Pier, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour, and Bob Fosse’s last original musical, Big Deal.
Friday July 19th, 2019
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!
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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 2019!
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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