September 17, 2007
OPENING NIGHT GALA AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 AT 6:30 PM
TO FEATURE COMPANY PREMIERE OF
GEORGE BALANCHINE'S BALLO DELLA REGINA
American Ballet Theatre’s Opening Night Gala at New York City Center, Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 PM, will feature highlights from the Fall season, including the Company Premiere of George Balanchine’s Ballo della Regina and a performance of Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free.
Gala chairmen include Muffie Potter Aston and Sherrell Aston, Anne and Mario Grauso and Julia and David Koch. Gala Vice-Chairs are Pamela Fielder and David B. Ford. Superfund Asset Management, Inc. is the sponsor of ABT’s 2007 New York City Center season.
A sold-out Gala Dinner at New York’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel will immediately follow the performance. ABT’s Opening Night will pay special tribute to Lewis S. Ranieri for his commitment and leadership during his six years of service as Chairman of the Board of Governing Trustees.
Performance-only tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s Opening Night at New York City Center are priced from $30 to $135 and are available online or by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212. New York City Center is located on West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in New York City.
Countrywide Financial is the National Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre. Superfund Asset Management, Inc. is the sponsor of ABT’s 2007 New York City Center season. Saks Fifth Avenue is the Leading Sponsor of ABT’s Costume Fund and CA, Inc. is the Leading Sponsor of ABT’s 2007 Family Initiative. American Airlines is ABT’s Official Airline. Ballo della Regina is generously supported through an endowed gift from Susan Fawcett Sosin. Fancy Free is generously underwritten by an endowed gift from Avery and Andy Barth in honor
of Laima and Rudolph Barth. Additional support has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.