By Michael Gioia
28 Apr 2014
The 10th anniversary celebration includes a reception and theatrical showcase produced by Peter Spears and will debut "Until We Could," a short film based on an original poem for Freedom to Marry by 2012 presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco.
The film, by Sundance directors David Lowery and Yen Tan, features voiceovers by Ben Foster (Orphans) and Robin Wright ("House of Cards") and was recently announced as an official selection for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Also featured at Cheers to Ten Years is an original composition by Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa (I Am Harvey Milk, Big Fish, The Addams Family), performed by Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, "The Sound of Music Live!"), and a choreographed dance by MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham's company Abraham.In.Motion.
The organization, according to press notes, "is the largest funder of marriage campaigns in the United States, investing tens of millions of dollars to win the freedom to marry in 17 states and Washington, DC, help grow public support to record levels (59% of Americans), overturn federal marriage discrimination, and lay the groundwork for a nationwide victory before the U.S. Supreme Court."
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