The 2023 Fall Gala marked the Company’s diamond anniversary with a program honoring our founding choreographers, fashion, and New York City.
Excerpts from George Balanchine’s Who Cares? presented romantic duets with new costume designs by Wes Gordon for Carolina Herrera, and for this one-time-only gala evening, special guest vocalists Joshua Henry, Patti LuPone, and Vanessa Williams shared the stage with NYCB dancers performing iconic standards from the American Songbook.
Expansive in scope and streamlined in style, Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces served as the thrilling finale for the evening’s onstage performance, reflecting the energy and vitality of the city we call home.
Music by George Gershwin
Adapted and Orchestrated by Robert Miller and Hershy Kay
Choreography by George Balanchine
Scenery by Jo Mielziner
Costumes by Wes Gordon for Carolina Herrera
Costumes supervised by Marc Happel
Lighting by Mark Stanley
Guest Singers: Patti LuPone, Vanessa Williams, and Joshua Henry
Gershwin’s radiant melodies serve as the basis for sprightly solos and balmy, romantic duets.
Music by Philip Glass
Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Production Design by Jerome Robbins and Ronald Bates
Costumes by Ben Benson
Lighting by Ronald Bates
Glass Pieces captures the pulsating heartbeat of metropolitan life with its charged, urban choreography, concluding in a finale that propels the corps de ballet across the stage at an electrifying pace.
At the Gala
Gala attendees posed on the red carpet as they arrived for the event, and following the performance, guests and artists alike enjoyed a supper ball and dancing on the Theater’s Promenade well into the evening.