Dreamgirls Tony winner Jennifer Holliday, most recently on Broadway in the record-breaking revival of Chicago, will headline Broadway Dreams Foundation's 15th annual gala December 10 at New York City's Plaza Hotel.
The evening will honor Broadway Dreams founding members Ryan Stana, founder and CEO of RWS Entertainment Group, and arts philanthropist Adam Sansiveri, SVP and senior managing director of AllianceBernstein.
Directed by Patrick Cassidy, the benefit will also feature the talents of Jackie Burns (Wicked), Quentin Earl Darrington (MJ the Musical), Ryann Redmond (Frozen), recording artist Morgan James (Godspell), and Tony-winning composer-lyricist Adam Guettel (The Light in the Piazza).
“We are thrilled to recognize Adam Sansiveri for his unattached generosity and dedication to BDF and Ryan Stana as a pioneer in creating dreams in the entertainment space,” says Annette Tanner, Broadway Dreams founder. “Broadway Dreams would not be the global organization it is today without the generosity, creativity, and support from Adam, Ryan, and RWS Entertainment Group.”
Founded in 2006, Broadway Dreams is a leading arts education not-for-profit dedicated to creating a bridge between the professional Broadway community and the next generation of theatre artists through an immersive, mentorship-driven training model.
The evening will raise funds for the organization’s global work in supporting performing arts education and career development.