Star-studded benefit will debut at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, March 18
LAS VEGAS – TV star Miles “Baby Boogaloo” Brown will make his highly anticipated debut in the fourth edition of One Night for ONE DROP imagined by Cirque du Soleil® on Friday, March 18. Known for his key role as “Jack Johnson” in ABC’s Blackish, Brown will tell the childhood story of this year’s artistic director Hassan El Hajjami as he journeys on a quest for water in this completely original, one-night-only production. Presented by MGM Resorts International, McLaren Automotive and Zappos, One Night for ONE DROP is an annual celebration to raise funds and awareness for critical water issues worldwide.
“I’ve never been more excited!” said Brown. “This is my first time ever performing with Cirque du Soleil and I still can’t believe that it’s happening. It’s a dream come true!”
“Back in Morocco, my grandmother and I had to walk for water every day because she didn’t have any in her village,” said El Hajjami. “When I was chosen to create this year’s One Night for ONE DROP, I immediately thought of my good friend Miles and knew he would be the perfect representation of my younger self. We are grateful for his evident enthusiasm and willingness to star in this show.”
Known as one of television’s most unforgettable young stars, Miles “Baby Boogaloo” Brown currently stars as “Jack Johnson” in ABC’s hit show Blackish, performing alongside renowned actors Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. Brown previously appeared on Drunk History, The Thundermans, Shameless and Raising Hope and was also heard as the voice of “Jack” in Disney Junior’s Goldie and Bear. The 11-year-old actor, dancer and rapper has been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, America’s Got Talent, Yo Gabba Gabba, Justin Bieber’s “Believe” and Battlefield America, and will soon make his debut in the global masterpiece One Night for ONE DROP imagined by Cirque du Soleil.
For high-res images of Brown’s exclusive Las Vegas rehearsal, click here:
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All proceeds will benefit ONE DROP’s global initiatives, along with innovative educational programming in Nevada through a partnership with the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. Individual, tax-deductible VIP tickets, which include the post-show extravaganza and after-party, are available for $3,000, with show-only tickets starting at $100. Sponsorship packages and individual tickets are available at www.onedrop.org/onenight or by calling 1.844.33.WATER. In addition to the show, packages will include pre-and-post-show parties complete with live performances, breathtaking attractions, Cirque du Soleil artists, delectable hors d’oeuvres, celebratory cocktails and more.
About ONE DROP™
ONE DROP™ is an international non-profit organization created by Cirque du Soleil® founder Guy Laliberté. At the core of our mission is water as a transformative force to improve living conditions, as well as give communities the ability to care for themselves and their family. We believe in the combined power of safe water for consumption and production while inspiring behavioral change towards water and proper hygiene practices by creating a lasting understanding through social arts. To do this, ONE DROP has developed the unique A∙B∙C for Sustainability™ intervention approach, a winning combination of strategic and operational initiatives designed to address access to safe water. To learn more about ONE DROP, visit www.ONEDROP.org.
About Cirque du Soleil®
Cirque du Soleil® is a Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Since its beginnings in 1984, over 160 million spectators in 400 cities and 60 countries have been thrilled by Cirque du Soleil. In 2015, 18 shows will simultaneously be presented around the world. Cirque du Soleil has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gémeaux, Félix and Rose d'Or de Montreux.
In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has eight permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles™ LOVE™ at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, CRISS ANGEL Believe at Luxor Hotel & Casino, Zarkana at ARIA Resort & Casino and Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay.
For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website. Like us on Facebook or Tweet us: @Cirque.
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