Cast members from the Broadway production of “Hamilton” and other shows are set to perform during Give Kids the World Village’s annual Black & White Gala, happening on Saturday, Sept. 18.
For the first time ever, the event will take place under the stars at the Village, giving guests the chance to experience the 89-acre nonprofit resort, which provides critically ill children and their families with weeklong wish vacations at no cost to them.
Nik Walker (“Hamilton,” “Ain’t Too Proud,” “Motown the Musical”), Joseph Morales (“Hamilton,” “In the Heights”), Jen Sese (“Hamilton,” “Hair,” “Mamma Mia!”), Roberto Sinha (“Hamilton,” “Kinky Boots”), and Sasha Hutchings (“Hamilton,” “Oklahoma!,” “My Fair Lady”) will headline the evening. More than 1,500 guests are expected to attend the fundraiser, with proceeds earmarked to create unforgettable memories for wish families.
“Gala is an opportunity for us to pause and say thank you to so many friends, supporters and partners who make it possible for us to continue our 35-year legacy of creating the happiness that inspires hope for wish families,” said Pamela Landwirth, CEO and president of Give Kids the World. “We look forward to celebrating heartwarming milestones and bittersweet moments while giving guests the chance to immerse themselves in the fun and excitement of the Village.”
Walker, a longtime supporter of the Village and host of the Broadway Podcast Network’s “Little Justice” podcast, said, “It’s a privilege to support an organization that delivers so much joy to wish families. I can’t think of a better place to bring the magic of Broadway, spend an evening with friends, and celebrate the power of hope.”
In addition to the Broadway performances, guests will be able to enjoy other entertainment from a variety of musical and theatrical performers positioned throughout the venue. Guests can also bid on auction items, indulge in gourmet food, dance under the stars, and take part in games and activities as they explore the Village.
Also for the first time ever, guests who purchase premium Gala packages can enjoy a one-night stay in one of the Village’s 166 wish family villas, offering an exclusive opportunity to experience GKTW firsthand. Guests can wake up next to a snoring tree; ride the Enchanted Carousel; swim next to a pirate ship; and enjoy unlimited ice cream in Henri’s Starlite Scoops. Premium Plus table experiences are also available, offering a themed plated dinner inside the Castle of Miracles, Henri’s Starlite Scoops, Marc’s DinoPutt and other iconic Village venues.
To learn more about Give Kids the World Village and its annual Black & White Gala, visit GKTW.org/Gala.