American Ballet Theater, whose 80th anniversary season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, will move its spring gala online with quarantine performances by Tony Bennett, Cynthia Erivo and the company’s dancers.

With the cancellation of the company’s season, originally scheduled to open next week, as well as canceled tour stops in the United States and Middle East, Ballet Theater said it was expecting to lose $18 million in revenue. The relief fund was established in March, with a goal of raising $1 million by May 11.

The gala will be something of a highlight reel and showcase of its support network, with tributes from guests including Katie Couric, Jennifer Garner and Liev Schreiber — and from the choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, the company’s artist in residence, whose “Of Love and Rage” was to have its New York premiere this season.

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