Dionne Warwick
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Dionne Warwick
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Amas Musical Theatre will honor multiple Grammy winning singer Dionne Warwick and New Federal Theatre founder Woodie King, Jr. at its 40th annual gala, to be held at Lighthouse International (111 East 59th Street) on March 30 at 7pm. Proceeds will go to Amas Musical Theatre's ongoing theatre and arts education programs.

Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams will present the Rosie Award, named after founder Rosetta LeNoire, to Warwick, while television and film star Reginald VelJohnson will present the award to King.

The evening will feature a special "Blast from the Past" concert of songs and numbers from four decades of Amas Musicals, including Bubbling Brown Sugar, It's So Nice to Be Civilized, Zanna Don't!, SHOUT! The Mod Musical, Four Guys Named Jose, Stormy Weather, Langston Hughes's Little Ham, From My Hometown, Lone Star Love, and Wanda's World. Maria Torres will direct and choreograph, with musical direction by Doug Oberharmer.

Performers will include Adrian Bailey, Erin Crosby, James Royce Edwards, Harriet D. Foy, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Kevin R. Free, Andre Garner, Georgia Hair, Beth Leavel, Michelle Marmolejo, Olga Merediz, Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Vivian Reed, Nicolle Rochelle, Eliseo Roman, Sandie Rosa, Erica Shroeder, Denise Summerford, Corliss Taylor Dunn, Clarke Thorell, and Chris Vettel.

For more information, call 212-563-2565 or visit www.amasmusical.org.