NYC’s Riverside Theater to Pay Tribute to Renowned Actress Phylicia Rashad and Jazz Great Roy Haynes During “Legacy to Promise” Gala on September 26th, 2011
Since its inception in 1960, The Riverside Theatre of Morningside Heights in New York City has aimed to bring a vibrant array of culture, performance, and arts to the surrounding community. Hosting a variety of programs from dance performances to film festivals, Riverside Theatre has provided the public with a multitude of enriching illustrations of fine arts through their remarkable programs. In an effort to commemorate their social contributions and continue their powerful 50-year legacy, The Riverside Theatre will host their second annual “Legacy to Promise” Gala on Monday, September 26th, 2011, at 7:00pm at the prominent Riverside Church at 91 Claremont Ave. (btw. 120th &122nd St.) in New York City.
This special event will be hosted by WABC TV correspondent Kemberly Richardson with special guest the honorable Bill Cosby, and will honor legendary stage and screen performer Phylicia Rashad and jazz drummer extraordinaire Roy Haynes for their commendable contributions to the arts throughout the years. The affair will be a night of distinguished celebration for The Riverside Theatre, as they further assert their commitment to enrich their community with an assortment of affordable and inspiring performances, films, festivals and events.
In addition to a special awards presentation by renowned philanthropist, performer and avid Riverside Theatre supporter Bill Cosby, this memorable gala will also feature live performances by Jazz drummer and musical educator Lewis Nash. Bassist and composer Christian McBride will also headline this exciting show as it is presented by the event’s Mistress of Ceremonies and ABC Eyewitness News reporter, the lovely Kemberley Richardson.