Sting, Patti LuPone to Headline Uprising of Love Benefit Concert for Global Equality
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, AUG
UST 15 BEGINNING AT 10AM EST www.uprisingoflove.org/benefitconcert
By: Ellis Nassour
As the world converges upon New York for the U.N. General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative, Stephen Schwartz and film producer Bruce Cohen joined by headliners Sting and Patti LuPone will present Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality on September 15th at 8 P.M. at the Gershwin Theatre. Tickets are onsale at www.uprisingoflove.org/benefitconcert.
The 16-time Grammy Award-winner and two-time Tony and three-time Drama Desk Award winner [with numerous nominations] and two-time Grammy-winner, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, will focus support on U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the U.N.’s Free & Equal campaign for equal rights globally for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, and to ra
ise significant funding for grassroots organizations and activists working toward that goal around the world.
Net proceeds go directly to Fueling the Frontlines, a three-year, $20-million campaign for global LGBTI rights led by the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. Astraea is the only U.S. philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing LGBTI rights globally.
Oscar-winner and Uprising of Love co-founder Dustin Lance Black will write the script, weaving together stories and performances by worldwide activists and artists. The concert will be directed by Schele Williams and produced by Jayson Raitt, with musical direction by Alex Lacamoire. A roster of the night’s entertainment will be announced soon.
Uprising of Love is a global movement to support the safety and dignity of LGBTI people around the world. Co-founded by Melissa Etheridge, Dustin Lance Black, Bruce Cohen, and dozens of prominent individuals in entertainment, sports, business, and politics, the campaign was launched to shine a light on Russia’s anti-gay laws. It’s mission is focused on raising awareness and funds for activists making a difference on the ground in every part of the globe where LGBTI safety and dignity is compromised.
Tickets for the Uprising of Love benefit are $50 – $250.
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Photography: Barry Gordin