Top Roots Musicians to Pay Tribute to Paul Newman
(From the press release)
On October 21, 2010, celebrities and musicians will come out to show their support for a very special evening billed as “A Celebration of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camps,” at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, featuring performances by the campers themselves along with world-renowned performing artists. Featured performances will include five talented, Grammy-winning musicians: Hilary Hahn, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, John Mellencamp, Keb’ Mo’ and Stevie Wonder as well as additional surprise musical performances throughout the evening and supporting appearances from Bill Cosby and Renee Zellweger, with more to be announced. Ticket sales from the evening, produced by Kevin Duncan and directed by James Naughton, will benefit the Hole in the Wall Foundation.
“The Hole in the Wall Camps were Paul’s dream and this event will celebrate his legacy — I am determined to continue his efforts,” said Joanne Woodward. “What started as one camp in Connecticut over 20 years ago has grown into the world’s largest family of camps for children with serious illnesses and life-threatening conditions. I am happy to be able to be a part of this event.”
The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps serves a global family of camps for children
with serious medical conditions. Today there are five camps in the United States, five camps in Europe, programs in Africa and Asia, and several new camps and programs in development worldwide. To date, the camps and programs have served more than 200,000 children affected by over 150 medical conditions. All services provided by the Hole in the Wall Camps are free of charge to the children and their families.
The Signature Sponsor for the event, Newman’s Own Foundation, carries on Paul Newman’s philanthropic legacy and commitment to helping make the world a better place by donating all net royalties and profits after taxes from the sale of Newman’s Own products to charity. To date, Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have given over $295 million to thousands of charities around the world.
Show-only tickets begin at $50 and are on sale through Center Charge at 212-721-6500. Benefit tickets including an after party are on sale through the benefit office at 212-627-0678.