The New York Company of Wicked hosts Defying Inequality, a special benefit dance party and performance promoting equality and civil rights. Held at The Gershwin Theatre Lobby and featuring cast members from Wicked as well as special guest performers, this special one-night-only event goes to benefit Empire State Pride Agenda, Equality California, Garden State Equality and Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force, four non-profit charitable organizations working to legislate equality and protect civil rights for the gay and lesbian community. All proceeds will be distributed evenly among the four organizations.
Produced by company members of Wicked, the event will feature current cast members as well as Wicked alumni Marty Thomas, Brandi Chavonne Massey, Ben Cameron and Kathy Deitch. The evening will also include performances by The Glamazons, Mimi Imfurst, Eve Starr, Kelly King, Ari Gold, Steven Skeels and others. Defying Inequality supports Wicked's theme of acceptance and illuminate the musical's message that people should not be judged on first impressions. The Wicked cast members and musicians from the New York Company are joined by their friends from the Broadway community who also recognize that in these divisive times we must come together to support one another's rights throughout the country and around the world.