The second annual “Artists for World Peace on Broadway” will be held Nov. 4 at St. Luke’s Theater, 308 West 46th Street, New York City, NY. The evening of song and dance includes performances by rising Broadway stars and features the International Peace Belt. This event is an opportunity for audience members to see talent from a variety of Broadway hits in a single show.
“Artists for World Peace on Broadway” begins at 8 p.m. Regular admission includes a pre-show cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by a 9 p.m. performance. VIP tickets are selling as “The Best Deal on Broadway” and include a meet and greet gathering for audience members and the cast following the show.
The second annual “Artists for World Peace on Broadway” is being produced by artist and producer Lee Godburn and “Mamma Mia!” cast member Sharone Sayegh. All proceeds from the evening will support the continuing efforts of Artists for World Peace. “The generosity of the contributing Broadway performers is overwhelming,” said Wendy Black-Nasta, founder and director of the non-profit organization.
Broadway artists scheduled to perform include Stephen Carrasco (“Ghost”,”Billy Elliot”); Andrea Goss (“Once”, “Rent”); Raymond J. Lee (“Anything Goes”, “Mamma Mia!”); Carrie Manolakos (“Mamma Mia!”); Marissa McGowan (“Bonnie & Clyde”, “A Little Night Music”); Ryann Redmond (“Bring It On: The Musical”); Sharone Sayegh (“Mamma Mia!”); Steven Taylor (“Lion King”); Blake Whyte (“Wicked”); and Alex Wyse (“Lysistrata Jones”).
The International Peace Belt will also star in the evening’s performances. The Peace Belt was created by Black-Nasta and completed in 2003. The belt symbolizes the peaceful unity of all nations and incorporates coins and gems representing more than 160 countries. Over the years, the Peace Belt has traveled to 25 countries and five continents — inspiring artists and audiences to engage in thoughts and practices supporting peace.
Creating the Peace Belt inspired Black-Nasta to found Artists for World Peace. This organization connects artists to communities in need. Funds raised support grass-roots organizations around the world. Detailed information is available at the organization’s website.
The first “Artists for World Peace on Broadway” was a huge success. This year’s staging includes the addition of an ensemble performance of an original Bollywood dance number choreographed by Monica Kapoor (“Mamma Mia!”). General admission and all-inclusive VIP tickets for “Artists for World Peace on Broadway” are also available at the non-profit’s website — www.artistsforworldpeace.org.