On March 14, 2012, celebrated Broadway star Dudu Fisher will perform at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 7:00 pm. Best known for playing Jean Valjean in Les Misérables around the world, his performance will benefit a number of causes, including the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Negev Educational Visitor Center, a JNF Blueprint Negev project.
JNF is building the Negev Educational Center in partnership with the OR Movement, co-founded by Dudu’s son Ofir Fisher, making this event truly a father and son endeavor. The OR Movement’s mission is to turn Israel's Negev and Galilee regions into an attractive place to live by building self-sustaining communities in the desert.
Proceeds from ticket sales will support the Negev Educational Visitor Center and the Blueprint Negev campaign, a far-reaching and visionary plan to increase the population and improve living conditions for the inhabitants of Israel’s southern region. Once completed, the first-ever visitor center focused on the Negev region will provide an emotional and educational tour through the past, present and future of Israel. It will guide visitors through all aspects of life in the region and the many opportunities available, and serve as the main tool to facilitate the goal of relocating 300,000 people to the Negev by 2020.
Lawrence Van Gelder of The New York Times has said of Dudu Fisher, “Fisher displays a talent that resists confinement and is an explosion of religious faith.” From the great synagogue in Tel Aviv to the great stages of Tel Aviv, London and New York, Fisher is an international superstar. As an observant Jew, he was the first actor on Broadway and in the West End to be excused from performing on Friday nights, Saturday matinees and all Jewish holidays. In addition to his brilliant renditions of Broadway music, he continues to perform traditional Hassidic, Yiddish and cantorial music to audiences all over the world.
Premium seating is available for those who receive tickets through a donation to JNF, which include a private dessert reception with Dudu Fisher following his evening performance. In addition to individual tickets, sponsorships are available that include JNF society memberships, permanent recognition in Israel, special gifts and much more. For information on how to make a donation and receive tickets to the event, please contact Marc Birch at email@example.com or 561-447-9733.