The dance party, which is scheduled to run 7-10 PM, will benefit Empire State Pride Agenda, Equality California, Garden State Equality and Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force, four non-profit charitable organizations working to "legislate equality and protect civil rights for the gay and lesbian community."
In addition to current Wicked cast members, the evening will feature several Wicked alumni — Marty Thomas, Brandi Chavonne Massey, Ben Cameron and Kathy Deitch — as well as performances by The Glamazons, Mimi Imfurst, Eve Starr, Kelly King, Ari Gold and Steven Skeels.
The benefit, according to press notes, will support "Wicked's theme of acceptance and illuminate the musical's message that people should not be judged on first impressions."
The Gershwin Theatre is located in Manhattan at 222 West 51st Street. For tickets, priced $25 or $100 (premium admission), visit www.theatermania.com/content/show.cfm/show/150912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The Chicago company of Wicked will host its own Defying Inequality benefit, also on Jan. 12. The evening of cabaret performances will be held at Park West (322 W. Armitage) and will benefit Empire State Pride Agenda, Equality California, Garden State Equality and Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force. The 8 PM benefit will feature cast members of the Chicago companies of Wicked and Jersey Boys, cast members from the national tour of Grease, members of Second City, the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus and other special guests. For more information visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com/defyinginequality.
The Los Angeles Wicked company will hold its Defying Inequality benefit Jan. 12 at The Factory, 652 N. La Peer Drive in West Hollywood, CA. For tickets visit www.plays411.com/defyinginequality or call (323) 960-7776. The Wicked touring company will also present a Defying Inequality benefit Jan. 12 at the The Connection, 120 S. Floyd Street in downtown Louisville.