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Dramatic Need in collaboration with Carnegie Hall Presents

The Children's Monologues

A One-Night-Only Theatrical Performance
Monday, November 13, 2017 7:30 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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One of the major theatrical events of the season, this dramatic performance features a starry cast of Oscar, Tony, and Emmy award winners. Adapted for the stage by the world’s finest playwrights, The Children’s Monologues are based on the words of children growing up in rural and remote African townships. All proceeds from this one-night-only presentation go to jointly support Dramatic Need and Carnegie Hall.

Directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle
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Gala Tickets
Benefit reservations are now available. See details below.


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Jason Alexander
McKinley Belcher III
Jessica Chastain
Daveed Diggs
Andrew Garfield
Anne Hathaway
Daniel Kaluuya
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
James McAvoy
Audra McDonald
Sienna Miller
Javier Muñoz
Trevor Noah
Susan Sarandon
Sebastian Stan
Lakeith Stanfield
Catherine Zeta-Jones

with Special Musical Guests:
Cynthia Erivo
Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Little Simz
Esperanza Spalding

Via Vyndal Pantsula Dance Crew
New York City Youth Ensemble

Additional guests to be announced


Monologues adapted by Ngozi Anyanwu, Yaël Farber, James Graham, Joel Horwood, Amy Jephta, Dennis Kelly, Neil LaBute, Jamie Minoprio, Mongiwekhaya, Lynn Nottage, Tom Stoppard, Jack Thorne, and Laura Wade

Visual art by Abe Odedina, Tschabalala Self, and Lady Skollie
Event Details
6 PM
Gala Dinner (table buyers only)
Rohatyn Room, Carnegie Hall
6 PM
Cocktail Party ($1,000 ticket buyers only)
Cafe, Carnegie Hall
7:30 PM
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Carnegie Hall
10 PM
After-Party with Members of the Cast
Weill Music Room
Carnegie Hall

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Benefit Reservations
Individual ticket reservations include prime seating for the performance and entry to either the pre-performance Cocktail Party ($1,000) or the post-performance After-Party (starting at $2,500). Table reservations (starting at $25,000) include prime seating for the performance, a table at the pre-performance Gala Dinner, and entry to the After-Party. All ticket and table prices include a partially tax-deductible donation.

Reserve online via the link on the upper-right-hand corner of this page or contact the Carnegie Hall Special Events office at 212-903-9679. Please note that exact seating assignments will not be determined until the month of the event. We regret that benefit tickets are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged.

The net proceeds from this event benefit Dramatic Need and Carnegie Hall, providing critical support to Dramatic Need's mission of helping vulnerable children in Africa, and Carnegie Hall's mission of fostering the future of music through artistic, education, and social impact initiatives.

Event Duration

The program will last approximately two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.

Support provided by Blavatnik Family Foundation

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