Celebrate Love, Life and Lennon
Since 1981 Theatre Within’s Annual John Lennon Tribute has joyously celebrated John’s Lennon’s life, music and timeless message of peace, love and social activism. The longest running event of its kind in the world, it is the only ongoing John Lennon Tribute concert in North America officially sanctioned by Yoko Ono. Recent performers of note have included Debbie Harry, Steve Earle, Judy Collins, Martin Sexton and Joan Osborne.
Over the years the Tribute has raised money for many local and international charities. Proceeds now benefit Theatre Within, the grassroots non-profit dedicated to fostering individual growth and social good through the performing arts. In 2014 Theatre Within launched the John Lennon Real Love Project, a mobile songwriting workshop for children and teens undergoing long term medical care or with special needs. The John Lennon Real Love Project was most recently held at Gilda’s Club NYC, which provides free support programs for those whose lives have been impacted by cancer.