Celebrate Love, Life and Lennon
Theatre Within’s Annual John Lennon Tribute joyously celebrates John’s Lennon’s life, music and timeless message of peace, love and social activism. Created in 1981 by Alec Rubin and Joe Raiola, it is the only ongoing John Lennon Tribute concert in North America or Europe officially sanctioned by Yoko Ono.
Proceeds from the Tribute help fund Theatre Within’s life-affirming workshops at Gilda’s Club, NYC for those whose lives has been impacted by cancer. The workshops, which are provided at no cost, include The John Lennon Real Love Project, a songwriting and music program for children who have lost a parent to the disease, and Imagine Peace, Practice Peace, an ongoing meditation program for cancer survivors and their family members. Deeply inspired by John Lennon, Theatre Within is a grassroots non-profit committed to having a postive social impact through the performing arts and its workshops in creative expression and mindfulness.
The Annual John Lennon Tribute attracts fans from all over the world and top artists. Recent performers include Patti Smith, Jackson Browne, Debbie Harry, Donovan, Judy Collins, Taj Mahal, Ben E.King, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Earle, Martin Sexton, Joan Osborne, Bettye LaVette, Paula Cole and many others.