Norbert Leo Butz & Cady Huffman Will Perform at C.A.N.Y. Gala at Edison Ballroom 4/30
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BROADWAY STARS JOIN FORCES TO HELP RAISE FUNDS
CREATIVE ALTERNATIVES OF NEW YORK (CANY)
2012 ANNUAL GALA:
“CREATIVITY + COMMUNITY + CHANGE = REBUILDING LIVES”
SET TO PERFORM
NORBERT LEO BUTZ, ANITA GILLETTE, CADY HUFFMAN,
DICK LATESSA, ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY AND BILLY STRITCH
MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
AT THE EDISON HOTEL BALLROOM
New York, NY (April 4, 2012) – Tony Award-Winner Dick Latessa, Honorary Board Chair, brings together Broadway stars to help raise funds for Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) which uses drama therapy to help New York’s most vulnerable children and adults. This year’s 2012 Annual Gala, which highlights the CANY mission with the theme of “Creativity+ Community+ Change = Rebuilding Lives,” is to be held at the Edison Hotel Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) on April 30, 2012. The 2012 Honorees are Broadway veteran, film and TV star Anita Gillette and CANY Chair Emerita, Ellen Kealy.
Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, appetizers and silent auction. The program starting at 8:00 pm includes musical performances by Tony Award winners Norbert Leo Butz, and Cady Huffman, 2012 CANY Honoree & Tony Award nominee Anita Gillette, Tony Award nominee & multiplatinum-selling singer and composer Ann Hampton Callaway, Broadway veteran & Grammy Award winner Billy Stritch and other Broadway stars to be announced shortly.
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For 29 years, Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) has been offering drama therapy programs to traumatized children and adults in the New York Metropolitan area, helping them to build new life skills and realize their potential through the art of drama. Working in partnership with leading social service organizations and health care institutions, CANY provides approximately 1,400 therapeutic theatre groups annually in residential centers for children and youth, special schools, veterans mental health centers, and domestic violence safe shelters.
This past March, CANY was honored with the 2012 Aaron Stein Memorial Fund Award by The American Group Psychotherapy Association given to organizations that utilize the creative applications of group theory and technique to benefit the community, particularly in non-psychotherapeutic settings.
“As an artist, I strongly believe that theater can change lives,” said Academy Award-winner and CANY Board Member Susan Sarandon. “At CANY this is being proven on a daily basis.”
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