Celebrate Love, Life and Lennon
“I am delighted to be honored at this year’s 'John Lennon Real Love Award.' And I am amazed to say that John has written a song through me which I will sing at the Tribute with special guests. Please support Theatre Within and remember, PEACE BEGINS WITHIN.” — Donovan
Theatre Within’s Annual John Lennon Tribute joyously celebrates John’s Lennon’s life, music and timeless message of peace, love and social activism. It is the only ongoing John Lennon Tribute concert in North America or Europe officially sanctioned by Yoko Ono.
This year’s Tribute will feature folk-rock legend Donovan, who will be honored as the recipient of the 2016 John Lennon Real Love Award. Having accompanied the Beatles on their historic journey to India, Donovan will perform a special extended set dedicated to John Lennon, which will include Beatles songs and his own classics.
The Tribute has raised funds for many local and international charities that help feed the hungy, build music schools in developing nations and provide disaster relief. Proceeds now support 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 to participants, include an intensive 5-month meditation program and The John Lennon Real Love Project, a music program for children who have lost a parent to the disease.