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The Advocates Take Manhattan

by Jeremy Hooper

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday:


Rally to Be Held In Midtown Manhattan This Upcoming Weekend

NEW YORK, NY – Tuesday, May 12, 2009 – This Sunday, May 17, stars of Broadway and Television will come out to perform and rally in support of love, peace and marriage equality. Please join us from 5:00pm - 7:00pm ET on Sixth Avenue at 44th street in Manhattan as we let the sunshine in.

“I am thrilled that we are able to come together as a community to urge people to take direct action by calling their State Senators,” said Gavin Creel, current Tony nominee for HAIR and co-founder of Broadway Impact. “This peaceful rally is going to be about love – and the right to marry whoever it is that you love.”

Audra McDonald, four-time Tony winner and star of ABC’s Private Practice will lend her voice and presence to the cause. Cheyenne Jackson, star of Broadway hits such as All Shook Up and Xanadu, and guest star on television’s Ugly Betty, will be singing and speaking out on the issue. Two-time Tony nominee and star of Broadway’s newest hit HAIR, Gavin Creel, will serve as host for the event and will also lead his fellow cast members in a performance of “Let the Sunshine In.” Speakers in attendance will consist of Senator Tom Duane, who is sponsoring the marriage equality bill in the State Senate and New York State Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, brother of Broadway veteran Rosie O’Donnell. More speakers to come!

Together with Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, The Human Rights Campaign, Marriage Equality New York, Empire State Pride Agenda and The Civil Rights Front, Broadway Impact will lead the Theatre community in showing their support of Governor Paterson and the marriage equality bill.

Show people advocating for equal marriage? Why Broadway hasn't been this gay since -- well, since last night and every night to come before!

We should note that on this same day, the not-to-be-outdone anti-gays will hold their own protest outside of Gov. Paterson's NYC office. But rather than the cast of Hair, we hear they will rely on their usual Bald-Faced chorus.

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So who is doing the video?

Posted by: LOrion | May 13, 2009 11:14:36 AM

Guess I need to go to Midtown on a weekend. Thanks for the heads-up! :-)

Posted by: GreenEyedLilo | May 13, 2009 1:04:46 PM

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