On March 19, in Times Square, New York Emperor XVIII Tony Monteleone and Empress XXIII Anne Tique, who will step down from their thrones, after their year's reign, on March 27 at the Imperial Court of New York's (ICNY) 24th annual Night of a Thousand Gowns (NOATG), at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, on Broadway at 46th Street, posed with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola and sexy Broadway Bares dancers Kyle DesChamps from "Billy Elliot," Charlie Williams from "Memphis," and Adam Hart from "Mamma Mia!" who will be appearing at the ball. The gala event will raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and God's Love We Deliver, which brings meals to homebound people with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses.
Other performers at NOATG, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on the 27th, will include singer Crystal Waters; Broadway singer Terri White, most recently in "Finian's Rainbow;" pop singer Kristine W.; pop vocalist Kelly King; and drag divas Coco Peru, Jesse Volt, and DJ Sherry Vine. During the evening, ICNY will present its Imperial Diamond Award to American Infantry Officer Lt. Dan Choi, who has been challenging the heinous Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. At midnight, Emperor XIX Jack and Empress XXIV Farrah Moans will be crowned.
Michael Feinstein, Leslie Jordan, Jerry Mitchell, and Dames Joan Rivers and Robin Strasser are Honorary Chairs for this formal charity ball.
Tickets for NOATG are $300 each and include open bar, dinner, Viennese dessert buffet, dancing, and silent auction. General admission tickets, which permit bearers to enter the ballroom after 10 p.m., are priced at $125.
For tickets, visit www.icny.org and click on tickets/2010 or telephone 866/533-4269.