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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE: TOGETHER TONIGHT ONLINE GALA CELEBRATING ABT’S 80TH ANNIVERSARY
May 12, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
ABT presents American Ballet Theatre: Together Tonight, bringing the history, artistry and optimism of American Ballet Theatre to homes around the world. The gala celebration of new works created at a social distance, historical film footage and celebrity appearances will stream for FREE on American Ballet Theatre’s YouTube channel, Tuesday evening, May12at7pmET.
The one-hour program will include the legendary Tony Bennett singing “Fly Me to the Moon,” accompanying ABT Soloists Catherine Hurlin and Aran Bell in a performance of Jessica Lang’s Let Me Sing Forevermore filmed from Central Park, as well as a moving performance of “America the Beautiful” by Oscar nominee and Tony Award®-winning singer and actress Cynthia Erivo. The evening will feature video excerpts of ABT’s iconic Swan Lake production, never-before-seen footage of the 2020 World Premiere Of Love and Rage, and a touching tribute to essential workers choreographed by Michelle Dorrance. Joining ABT’s roster of 90 world-class dancers to celebrate the Company’s 80th Anniversary are celebrity talents and personalities including Katie Couric, Jennifer Garner, Kelly Ripa, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Julianna Margulies, Margaret Qualley, Chita Rivera, Deborah Roberts, Liev Schreiber, Adam Ottavino, Al Roker, Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and ABT legends Misty Copeland, Julio Bocca, Roberto Bolle, Alessandra Ferri and Carla Fracci.
As one of the nation’s leading nonprofit cultural institutions, American Ballet Theatre offers world-class events and educational programs to the public. Donations to the ABT Crisis Relief Fund will help sustain the Company’s artists through this challenging time and ensure the bright future of America’s National Ballet Company®.