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. It is the only ongoing John Lennon Tribute concert in North America officially sanctioned by Yoko Ono. Performers of note have included Jackson Browne, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, Martin Sexton, Taj Mahal, Ben E. King, Steve Earle, Judy Collins and Joan Osborne.
Proceeds from the Tribute benefit Theatre Within, the grassroots non-profit which fosters individual growth and social good through the performing arts. Through Gilda’s Club, NYC, Theatre Within currently provides two life-affirming workshops at no cost for those whose lives have been impacted by cancer: Celebrating Intimacy: An Overview of Meditation Practice and The John Lennon Real Love Project, a songwriting workshop for children and teens with special needs. To further maximize its positive impact, Theatre Within periodically produces benefit concerts for other worthy non-profits, most recently Positively Bob Dylan: A 75th Birthday Tribute, in support of Citizen United for Research in Epilepsy.