VIDEO: THE BAND'S VISIT Stars Sing for Artists For World Peace
Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, recently hosted its 7th annual Broadway event at The Cutting Room. The show was produced by Broadway's own Sharone Sayegh and Wendy Black-Nasta, the founder of AFWP. Among the performers were stars of the Broadway hit THE BAND'S VISIT. Watch below to see the cast sing for world peace!
Artists for World Peace (AFWP) connects communities of artists with communities in need by raising funds through making art to support grass-roots organizations in communities around the world. Our last six Broadway events have transformed the lives of thousands of people in Kibosho-Umbwe, Tanzania: proceeds from our events allowed us to build our health center, establish an eye clinic, create income to sustain the running of the orphanage center, and open the very first Dental Clinic in this region of Tanzania. We have also been able to help sustain hundreds of children through the Good Hope Orphanage Center.
Proceeds from this year's event went towards our NATIVE EYES Project, providing free eye care to Native American communities across the U.S. in 2018.
The evening's Broadway performers included:
George Abud (The Band's Visit, The Visit), Etai Benson (The Band's Visit, Wicked, An American in Paris), Stephen Carrasco (Fiddler on the Roof, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Billy Elliot, Ghost, Kinky Boots, White Xmas), Becky Gulsvig (School of Rock, Beautiful, Legally Blonde), Monica Kapoor (Mamma Mia!, Bombay Dreams), Alison Luff(Escape to Margaritaville, Matilda, Les Mis, Mamma Mia!, Ghost), Katrina Lenk (The Band's Visit, Indecent, Once, Spiderman), Mike Millan (Escape to Margaritaville, Sister Act), Paul Alexander Nolan (Escape to Margaritaville, Once, Bright Star, Dr. Zhivago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago), Rachel Prather (The Band's Visit, Once, Peter & the Starcatcher), Jonathan Raviv (The Band's Visit, The Lightning Thief), Sharone Sayegh (The Band's Visit, Mamma Mia!), Mary Testa (Wicked, Xanadu, 42nd Street, Guys & Dolls, On the Town, Chicago), Vishal Vaidya (Groundhog Day, 1776), and Rema Webb (Escape to Margaritaville, The Color Purple, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, Violet).
Visit the AFWP website: www.artistsforworlpeace.org for more details about the performers and Artists for World Peace.