Celebrate Love, Life and Lennon
Theatre Within’s Annual John Lennon Tribute, a New York City tradition since 1981, returns for its 38th year of celebrating John Lennon’s life, music and timeless message of peace, love and social activism.
At this year’s Tribute, acclaimed singer-songwriter and country music legend Rosanne Cash will be honored with the 2018 John Lennon Real Love Award in recognition of her artistic brilliance, positive social impact and commitment to charitable causes. As part of the program, Ms. Cash will play a set of her favorite John Lennon and Beatles classics.
“In songwriting, in activism and in trying to live a fearless life, I can’t begin to count the times I’ve thought to myself, ‘What would John do?’ I am deeply honored to receive the John Lennon Real Love Award from Theatre Within.” — Rosanne Cash
Ms. Cash will be joined by Grammy Award-winner Marc Cohn, sixties icon Jesse Colin Young (the Youngbloods), veteran rocker Willie Nile, blues powerhouse Deva Mahal, fan favorites Maura & Pete Kennedy and, returning as Music Director for the tenth year, Rich Pagano (the Fab Faux). More artists will be announced.
Proceeds from the Tribute help fund Theatre Within’s ongoing free workshops, including the John Lennon Real Love Project songwriting workshops, for children who have lost a parent to cancer and adult cancer survivors at Gilda's Club, NYC.