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Songs in the Key of Equality: Broadway Stars to Perform for LGBT Awards
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 04:31 pm EDT 03/13/17

Broadway Stars Judy Kuhn, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Karen Mason

Lead Stellar Cast of Songs in the Key of Equality Benefit Concert: We Rise Together

Proceeds to benefit the Swish Ally Fund at the Stonewall Community Foundation

Tickets available at http://werisetogether.bpt.me/

New York, NY-- Songs in the Key of Equality is proudly teaming up again with Swish Ally Fund for a night of inspirational performances by Broadway and NYC cabaret performers. This annual event will be held on Monday, April 3 at 8 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.

Co-hosting and performing at this year's concert are Broadway and nightlife sensations, Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde) and Ben Cameron (Wicked , Broadway Sessions).


Slated to perform this year are:


Jodi Bluestein (Disney On Classic)
Jeff Blumenkrantz (Bright Star, Murder for Two, How To Succeed..., Tony ®Award nominee for Urban Cowboy)
Adam Chandler (Multiple MAC Award nominee)
Marti Gould Cummings (Sip N Chat on PBS, Stage Fright)
Nicolas Dromard (Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, The Boy From Oz)
Chris Gleim (The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Jesus Christ Superstar national tour)
Ashanti J'aria (Disaster)
Kevin Smith Kirkwood (Kinky Boots)
Judy Kuhn (4-time Tony ®Award nominee; Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables)
Michael Longoria (The View UpStairs, Jersey Boys, The Midtown Men)
Karen Mason (12-time MAC Award winner, Wonderland, Mamma Mia!, Sunset Boulevard)
Vicky Modica (NYC Nightlife Diva)
Jill Paice (An American In Paris, Matilda, The 39 Steps)
Siren


This stellar group of performers will be guided by the direction of Erik Sisco (I Am Harvey Milk, Stonewall Sensation) and musical director Brandon James Gwinn (Small Town Story, Ars Nova).


“The Broadway and NYC musical theater communities have historically been unwavering allies of the LGBT movement for love and equality,” says Sue Sena, Co-Founder and President of the Swish Ally Fund. “The Songs in the Key of Equality concert is a big love letter to our LGBT communities, whose freedoms are at stake. As bigotry and hate have found a mouthpiece in the new administration, the concert’s message that ‘We Rise Together’ is more important than ever.”


Since its creation 3 years ago, the Swish Ally Fund at The Stonewall Community Foundation has awarded $16,000 to 15 organizations – doubling its investment in 2016. This year The Swish Ally Fund is supporting nonprofits that advocate and empower LGBT people of color and immigrants, young people, the homeless; and that fight for justice, dignity, equality and security like North Carolina’s hateful ‘bathroom bill’, gun control, marriage equality and housing creation. This year’s grantees are:



Gays Against Guns

NYC Anti-Violence Project

FIERCE

Ali Forney Center for the Bea Arthur House and teen transgender programs (presented by Marti Gould Cummings)

Harlem Same Gender Loving/LGBTQ Center

Youth OUTRight (North Carolina)

True Colors Fund



Tickets for the concert can be purchased at: Tickets: http://werisetogether.bpt.me/ Le Poisson Rouge is located at 158 Bleecker Street, between Sullivan Street and Thompson Street. It is a short walk from the W. 4th Street Subway Stations A, C, E, B, D, F and Q trains. It is also near the 1 Christopher Street Subway Station.
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