Welcome to this Night of Art, Mischief & Music
The Tears of a Clown special show at Art Basel in Miami was streamed live on Madonna’s Facebook page, giving all of her fans the chance to join the lucky ones at the Faena Forum in a night of art, mischief & music to benefit Raising Malawi and the country’s first Pediatric Surgery & Intensive Care Unit.
Madonna performed a set of ten songs, including two covers – Stephen Sondheim’s Send In The Clowns from A Little Night Music as the show opener and a very personal rendition of Britney’s Toxic – and some classics from her three-decade long career in the music business.
- Send In The Clowns
- Like It Or Not
- I’m So Stupid
- Beautiful Stranger
- Easy Ride
- American Life
- Don’t Tell Me
- Express Yourself
And that was not just it for the night, as during the benefit auction she performed Music together with Ariana Grande – who was showcasing the Rebel Heart Tour costume for the number which was going under the hammer – and even offered to remarry her first husband Sean Penn if he bid $150,000 on a necklace.
Madonna and Sean then joined forces to auction three intimate Herb Ritts photographs of their 1985 wedding day.
Also in attendance were Late Late Show host James Corden and Chris Rock.