The 7:30 PM performance is presented as part of the U.N's "International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade." Set to partake are Stew (Passing Strange), Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun), Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening), Liev Schreiber (Radio Golf), Sarah Jones (Bridge and Tunnel), Danny Glover (Master Harold… and the Boys), multi-award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, as well as the Cameroon Drummers, Ban Ki Moon/Father D'Escoto, Blind Boys of Alabama, Gilbert Gil, Carl Lewis, Ky-Mani Marley, Nile Rogers, Stacyann Chin, Angela Brown, Salife Keita/Toumani Diabate, Audrey Babcock, Daisy Jopling, Gabri Christa Troupe, Emeline Michele, Akon/Peter Buffet, Lenelle Moise, Izaline Calister, Noah Stewart/Lester Lynch, Salif Keita and The Impact Theatre Group.
"This unique event is something that will help to mold Culture Project's future. Working on groundbreaking collaborations like these with The United Nations is what our organization is about: focusing on a call to action while creating work for the world stage. This particular event has great importance as it allows us to commemorate the spirit of strength and resilience that led to the end of one of the most dire crimes against humanity," Culture Project artistic director Alan Buchman said in a statement.
Breaking the Silence will take place within the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations. For further information visit CultureProject.