Over the summer I took this image in the early morning on a perfect day in Central Park to be used in promotional materials for The Broadway and Ballet HERO Awards, a benefit for HERO (HIV Experience Resources Organization). HERO is a nonprofit dedicated to helping people get around and get through the system that hinders timely assistance for the newly diagnosed and people living with HIV/AIDS. The awards will be given to organizations and individuals who have gone above and beyond to help the HIV/AIDS community including The Actor’s Fund.
The gala will feature performances by talent from the Broadway and ballet communities. The roster includes dancers from the American Ballet Theater and a host of Broadway veterans whose credits include Billy Elliot, Chicago, Wicked and Little Shop of Horrors to name a few.
The event will be held Sunday, October 19th, at 42 West located at 516 West 42nd Street in Manhattan from 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds benefit HERO. You can find full details here. If you are a theater and/or ballet fan and in town hope to see you there. I’ll be photographing the performances of course.