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Sara Ramirez and Carson Kressley to Co-Host Pines 69 Benefit

By Long Island
Sara Ramirez
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Sara Ramirez
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Tony Award winner Sara Ramirez and Emmy Award winner Carson Kressley will co-host Pines 69, a benefit for the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation, to be held at 6pm on Saturday, May 30 at the Brandon Fradd Theatre at Whyte Hall in the Fire Island Pines.

The event will include a screening of Clayton Robey's documentary Making of the Boys, a behind-the-scenes look at the movie The Boys in the Band which blends never-before-seen archival footage with interviews with the show's author, Mart Crowley, as well as Edward Albee, Paul Rudnick, Terrence McNally, Larry Kramer and others. In addition, Ramirez will perform a song in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. VIP ticket purchasers will head to Robey's home after the benefit, where Ramirez and some friends will give a special musical performance and cocktails and a light fare will be served.

Ramirez won the Tony for portraying The Lady of the Lake in Monty Python's Spamalot and also appeared on Broadway in The Gershwins' Fascinatin' Rhythm and The Capeman. She currently stars on the hit ABC-TV series Grey's Anatomy. Kressley won an Emmy for co-hosting the hit Bravo series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Tickets are $75 (general admission) and $150 (VIP). For more information, visit www.ALDRodriguezLiverFoundation.com.

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