In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Riverside Theatre, in partnership with City University of New York (CUNY), will host its third annual Evening with Women of Excellence in the Arts, acknowledging the profound contribution that women have made in entertainment and their anticipation of greater empowerment, involvement and impact on the nation.

The town hall-style program will take place Monday, March 26, 7-9 p.m. at the theatre, located in the historic Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (between 120th and 122nd streets), Morningside Heights.

The program, hosted by Michaela Angela Davis, an image activist and founder of the MAD Free Conversation Project, will feature the perspectives of prominent women in entertainment from around the country. Program panelists include Tony Award-winning actress Lillias White; legendary R&B artist Melba Moore; Black Girls Rock CEO Beverly Bond; radio personality Malikha Mallette; Winsome Sinclair, casting director for the Oscar-nominated film “Precious” and the forthcoming film “Sparkle,” starring Whitney Houston; and Mona Scott-Young, successful producer (“VH1’s Love & Hip Hop”) and CEO of multimedia firm Monami Entertainment (Missy Elliott, Jim Jones).

The accomplished group will come together for a dialogue focusing on the historic relevance of women in entertainment, their personal stories, the issues facing American women and society’s global connection with women worldwide.

Doors open at 6 p.m. sharp and tickets are $20 for the panel discussion only or $35 for the panel discussion and special VIP reception. The VIP reception will include hors d’oeuvres, dessert and refreshments.

Tickets may be purchased at the Riverside Theatre’s box office, by phone at (212) 870-6784 or online at All proceeds will help support the theatre’s programs. For more information, visit