Make a bid for a Brooke Shields autographed 'Wonderful Town' CD and help Tsunami Relief
BroadwayWorld.com and DRG Records invites you to bid on a Wonderful Town CD signed by Brooke Shields to benefit Doctors Without Borders and their work towards Tsunami Relief.With a dazzling score by Leonard Bernstein and brilliant lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Wonderful Town is the story of Eileen and Ruth, two sisters who are fresh off the bus from Ohio and are bursting with dreams of making it big, falling in love and living happily ever after in New York City - the city we all love. Wonderful Town was born in 1953 as a vehicle for the considerable talents of movie star Rosalind Russell. The show opened to unanimous raves and went on to win 8 Tony Awards (including Best Musical, Composer & Authors). Features vocals by Brooke Shields as Ruth and Jennifer Hope Wills as Eileen. Includes 3 Bonus Tracks from 1953 performed by Comden & Green
MSF was founded in 1971 by a small group of French doctors who believed that all people have the right to medical care regardless of race,religion, creed or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people supersede respect for national borders. It was the first non-governmental organization to both provide emergency medical assistance and publicly bear witness to the plight of the populations they served.A private, nonprofit organization, MSF is at the forefront of emergency health care as well as care for populations suffering from endemic diseases and neglect. MSF provides primary health care, performs surgery, rehabilitates hospitals and clinics, runs nutrition and sanitation programs, trains local medical personnel, and provides mental health care. Through longer-term programs, MSF treats chronic diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, sleeping sickness, and AIDS; assists with the medical and psychological problems of marginalized populations including street children and ethnic minorities; and brings health care to remote, isolated areas where resources and training are limited.
MSF unites direct medical care with a commitment to bearing witness and speaking out against the underlying causes of suffering. Its volunteers protest violations of humanitarian law on behalf of populations who have no voice, and bring the concerns of their patients to public forums, such as the United Nations, governments (in both home and project countries), and the media. In a wide range of circumstances, MSF volunteers have spoken out about forgotten conflicts and underreported atrocities they have witnessedfrom Chechnya to Angola, and from Kosovo to Sri Lanka.MSF is an international network with sections in 18 countries. Each year, more than 2,500 volunteer doctors, nurses, other medical professionals, logistics experts, water/sanitation engineers, and administrators join 15,000 locally hired staff to provide medical aid in more than 80 countries.
About Doctors Without Borders:
Médecins Sans Frontières (also known as Doctors Without Borders or MSF) delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and to others who lack health care due to social or geographical isolation.