Cirque du Soleil Comes to CBS on March 16
LOS ANGELES – CBS will premiere the new entertainment special ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP: IMAGINED BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, brought to you by COLGATE, Saturday, March 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. This is the first time that this special charity performance will be televised. The limited commercial experience is made possible by the sponsor COLGATE, which is committed to raising awareness of the global water crisis and making #everydropcount through its Save Water campaign.
The seventh annual “One Night for One Drop” event will take place at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, March 8 and will be taped that evening for the March 16 broadcast. The one-night-only soirée benefits One Drop, a world-renowned non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to safe water around the globe. The philanthropic event, imagined by Cirque du Soleil, will feature an exclusive performance that takes audiences on an empathetic journey, drawing inspiration from human connection, friendship, beauty, nature, love and loss. This year’s storyline follows the main character, “Everyman,” through a journey of enlightenment, illustrating the evolution of man and encouraging change and hope for humanity. Portraying pivotal moments and tumultuous times, his counterpart, “Drop,” personifies her magical perspective that necessary change begins with one.
André Kasten and Leah Moyer are this year’s writer-director team. Their imaginative choreography can be seen in shows worldwide including “Mystère” and “The Beatles™ LOVE™” by Cirque du Soleil. The exclusive performance will also include pieces by Hans Zimmer. The Academy-Award-winning film score composer will present three brilliant compositions, including a modified piece from the blockbuster hit “Interstellar,” specially adapted for the one-night-only performance. Additionally, “One Night for One Drop” will welcome celebrated Las Vegas headliner Blue Man Group and internationally recognized choreographers and dance industry leaders Andrew Winghart, Alexander Ekman and Keone and Mari Madrid, who orchestrated breathtaking pieces to artistically echo this year’s inspirational theme of man and nature.
ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP: IMAGINED BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, brought to you by COLGATE, is a production of Active International and Addressable Media. Executive producers are Neal Weinberg and Omar Zabian, and supervising producers are Adam Hertzog and Patrick McManus. The special is produced and directed by Adam Hertzog and Tore Livia.