ONOD Archive

  • One Night For One Drop Surpasses $35 Million Goal

    One Night For One Drop Surpasses $35 Million Goal

    Marking World Water Day, ONE DROP, the international foundation created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté to bring safe water access to people across the globe, is proud to report that its signature fundraising event, One Night for One Drop, has surpassed the $35 million goal it set for itself when the event inaugurated in 2013.

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  • Jewel’s ONOD Story Leaves A Lasting Impression

    Jewel’s ONOD Story Leaves A Lasting Impression

    Jewel did something most can’t. She showed us pivotal pages from her diary at the “One Night For One Drop” event. What most may deem as vulnerable is downright courageous. And, it’s a much-needed narrative in a time when the world finds itself in despair.

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  • Cirque’s ‘One Night’ is a late night on the Strip

    Cirque’s ‘One Night’ is a late night on the Strip

    About the moment Piff the Magic Dragon descended to the stage while hooked to an aerial harness, we knew this was a show uncommon even by Cirque standards. “I’m Piff the Magic Dragon,” said the performer whose legal name is Jon van der Put. “You might have heard of my brother … Steve.” The line always kills, especially during a sold-out charity show.

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  • Guy Laliberté Dishes One Night For One Drop

    Guy Laliberté Dishes One Night For One Drop

    Each year, a visual extravaganza descends on Las Vegas in the form of One Night for One Drop, an annual philanthropic event in which Cirque du Soleil cast and crew donate their talent and time to create a unique and breathtaking theatrical in support of One Drop, an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to safe water.

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  • Jewel featured in One Night for One Drop show

    Jewel featured in One Night for One Drop show

    In its five years, Cirque du Soleil’s “One Night for One Drop” shows has raised millions of dollars for its water charity — and played host to such stars as William Shatner and Leona Lewis. Now, in somewhat of a departure from stories told previously, this year’s theme will be inspired by the unbelievably tough life and hardships that singer-songwriter Jewel has overcome in her life — and she will perform in the new production set for March 2 in the “Michael Jackson One” theater at Mandalay Bay.

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  • USA TODAY: “Jewel Has a Cirque Show About Her Life”

    USA TODAY: “Jewel Has a Cirque Show About Her Life”

    Here's something that might sound like a folksy fever dream: Jewel is starring in an Cirque du Soleil show about her life, told via acrobats dressed as animals. But come March 2, that dream will be a reality at the Michael Jackson One Theater at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Jewel, the 43-year-old Alaskan songstress, is sharing her unconventional path to success in fundraiser One Night for One Drop.

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  • Jewel Inspires and Stars in this year’s “One Night” Show

    Jewel Inspires and Stars in this year’s “One Night” Show

    Cirque du Soleil’s annual One Night for One Drop event has featured some big names in recent years, including singer Leona Lewis and pop culture icon William Shatner. But this year’s show, set for March 2 at the Michael Jackson One Theatre at Mandalay Bay, doesn’t just have a star. It’s all about that star.

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  • Jewel: Music, Motherhood, Mindfulness, and Cirque du Soleil

    Jewel: Music, Motherhood, Mindfulness, and Cirque du Soleil

    Jewel is one of the most talented and respected artists in music and entertainment. She is also beautiful, successful, and famous. Yet in spite of all this, Jewel is humble, authentic, and committed to enriching the lives of others. Enjoy this Q&A with Jewel about her past, her charity work, and the upcoming One Night for One Drop performance based on her story.

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  • ONOD6 Inspired by Singer-Songwriter Jewel

    ONOD6 Inspired by Singer-Songwriter Jewel

    Tickets are now on sale for the Sixth Annual One Night for One Drop imagined by Cirque du Soleil, an extraordinary, one-night-only event created to benefit safe water access programs around the world. Performing exclusively at the Michael Jackson ONE Theatre at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Friday, March 2, 2018, this year's production is inspired by the life of GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel.

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  • ONOD 5: Q&A w/Krista Monson & Jerry Nadal

    ONOD 5: Q&A w/Krista Monson & Jerry Nadal

    It is one of the most ambitious Strip productions each year, and it takes almost a year, by a team of 300 volunteers, to pull off a one-night-only spectacular seen this time by only 1,250 lucky VIPs. Exactly two weeks from now on March 3, Cirque du Soleil stages for the fifth consecutive year its incredible charity show “One Night for One Drop.”

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  • ONOD 5: Q&A w/Brian & Nicky Dewhurst

    ONOD 5: Q&A w/Brian & Nicky Dewhurst

    It’s a family affair with Cirque’s “One Night for One Drop” this year. Husband-and-wife Nicky and Laetitia Dewhurst are co-writers and -directors of the 2017 one-night-only benefit production, and Nick’s father, Brian Dewhurst, who plays the clown in “Mystere” at T.I. is ringmaster. Robin Leach sat with father and son for a quick Q&A.

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  • William Shatner to Perform in ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP

    William Shatner to Perform in ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP

    On Friday, March 3rd, actor William Shatner will perform alongside multi-platinum selling vocal group The Tenors in the fifth annual One Night for One Drop. Taking place exclusively in the Zumanity Theatre, the star-studded gala will also feature GRAMMY-nominated rapper Redfoo from LMFAO, America's Got Talent (AGT) winner Grace VanderWaal, international superstars Duo Sky Angels, AGT finalists Malevo and others.

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  • “One Night” Inspired by a Lifetime of Nights

    “One Night” Inspired by a Lifetime of Nights

    The scene is that of a little boy, gazing from the wings of an old vaudevillian theater. Through the lights descending on that stage, he watches in fascination as the ringmaster introduces an act in that night’s circus. For now, this act exists only in the memories of Nicky Dewhurst. But it will be performed for the masses soon enough during the annual “One Night for One Drop” charity production.

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  • ONOD 5: “The paint comes out now to make our masterpiece”

    ONOD 5: “The paint comes out now to make our masterpiece”

    Nearly five years ago, Krista Monson created the first “One Night for One Drop” show for Guy Laliberte’s commitment to the One Drop water charity he founded. Now she’s returned as the overall director of creation for the next spectacular production March 3 at “Zumanity” Theater in New York-New York.

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  • ONOD 5: “We want to bring back the blood, sweat and tears”

    ONOD 5: “We want to bring back the blood, sweat and tears”

    The new benefit performance in March promises to be radically different than the previous four one-night-only productions. Husband-and-wife creators Nicky and Laetitia Dewhurst, working alongside director Krista Monson, the creator of the first “One Drop,” promise that it will be “more dangerous and daring” than ever before.

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