Trisha Yearwood, Paul Simon and Josh Groban to perform April 2 at “A Celebration of Paul Newman’s Dream” at Lincoln Center
On April 2, at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, musical artists and stars will come together to show their support for a special evening billed as “A Celebration of Paul Newman’s Dream,” to benefit Paul Newman’s Association of Hole in the Wall Camps.
The event will feature performances by world-renowned performing artists, the campers themselves and a special announcement about the association’s global network of camps.
Performances will include Grammy-winning and Grammy-nominated musicians: Owasso resident Trisha Yearwood, Josh Groban and Paul Simon, as well as additional surprise musical performances throughout the evening and appearances by Jake Gyllenhaal and Jimmy Fallon, with more to be announced. Ticket sales from the evening – which is supported by Newman’s Own Foundation and hosted by Joanne Woodward, produced by Kevin Duncan and directed by Josh Rhodes – will benefit Paul Newman’s family of camps and programs supporting children facing serious illnesses from around the world.
“This is the legacy of my husband, Paul, and he considered it to be his most important one,” said Woodward in the event announcement. “It is for that very reason that I find this delicate way, in my best manners, to ask friends and supporters to come together to help raise money – it’s about helping the children who need it.”
The 2010 Celebration of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camps raised more than $3 million in support of the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps thanks to the participation and performances from Renee Zellweger, Bette Midler, Bill Cosby, Stevie Wonder, John Mellencamp, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett and many more.
The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps is a growing global community of innovative camps and programs for children with serious illnesses and their families. Today, there are 14 member camps worldwide, including eight in the United States, five in Europe and one in Israel, as well as 10 programs in Africa, Asia and South America. Since 1988, more than 350,000 children and families have been served from 50 countries. The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps is an independent not-for-profit organization dependent upon private funding to serve all children free of charge.
The major supporter of the event, Newman’s Own Foundation, carries on Paul Newman’s philanthropic legacy and commitment to helping make the world a better place by turning all net royalties and profits from the sale of Newman’s Own products into charitable donations. To date, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have given more than $340 million to thousands of charities around the world.
Show-only tickets begin at $35 and are on sale through the Lincoln Center Box Office. Benefit tickets including a post-performance supper begin at $1,500 and are on sale through the benefit office at (212) 245-6570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, go to www.holeinthewallcamps.org. For more information about Newman’s Own Foundation, go to www.newmansownfoundation.org.