Wong Joins Adams, Burgess, Pazakis and More for A Very MARY Holiday

By Adam Hetrick
and Andrew Gans
29 Oct 2009

Tony Award-winning actor B.D. Wong has joined the line-up of performers in A Very MARY Holiday, a benefit concert for the Ali Forney Center and Broadway Speaks OUT, on Nov. 30.

In addition to Wong (M. Butterfly, Pacific Overtures), the evening features Nick Adams (Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line), Tituss Burgess (Guys and Dolls, The Little Mermaid), Kate Pazakis (Jerry Springer the Opera), Anthony Hollock, Frankie James Grande, Megan Reinking, Sean Bradford, LOGO's Jeffery Self and Cole Escola, and Michael Buckley of WhatTheBuck Show.

Martin Gould Cummings hosts the 8 PM concert at Dixon Place that will be followed by a 10 PM VIP after party.

Dixon Place is located in Manhattan at 161 Chrystie Street. For tickets, priced $25 and $50, visit OvationTix.


AFC is dedicated to "promoting awareness of the plight of homeless LGBT youth in the United States with the goal of generating responses on local and national levels from government funders, foundations, and the LGBT community." The Center was a beloved charity of late actress Bea Arthur. The Forney Center is in the process of naming one of its transitional housing facilities after the Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress.

Broadway Speaks OUT! is an online talk show that "provides viewers with an inside look at Broadway, current events, and the LGBT community."