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Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) just presented an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality night, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from backtage below!

The evening featured appearances and performances by 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting, two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award-winner Patti LuPone, Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), country superstarChely Wright, Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Louganis, Bollywood star and UN Equality Champion Celina Jaitly, andMatt Gould, Griffin Matthews, and the cast of WITNESS UGANDA, the cast of Broadway's WICKED, the cast of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical ONCE, and the cast of I AM HARVEY MILK. In addition, Tony Award nominee Stephanie J. Block (Mystery of Edwin Drood, Wicked) gave a special performance with the cast of Broadway's Wicked.

The net proceeds of this event 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 philanthropic organization in the United States solely dedicated to advancing LGBTI rights globally.

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 initially launched leading up to the Sochi Winter Olympics to shine a light on Russia's anti-gay laws. Uprising of Love is now 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.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Vladislav Slavskiy

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Vladislav Slavskiy

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Johnny Weir

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Johnny Weir

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Vladislav Slavskiy and Johnny Weir

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Dustin Lance Black

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Dustin Lance Black

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Nate Berkus

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Jeremiah Brent

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Nate Berkus

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Bruce Cohen

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Dustin Lance Black and Bruce Cohen

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Saul Carrasco and Blake Skjellerup

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Saul Carrasco and Blake Skjellerup

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Sting

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Sting

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Thomas Roberts

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Thomas Roberts and Patrick Abner

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Thomas Roberts and Patrick Abner

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Bruce Cohen and J. Bob Alotta

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Sting

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Sting

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
The cast of Witness Uganda

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Chely Wright

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Chely Wright

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
The cast of Broadway's 'Once'

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Lena Hall

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Lena Hall

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Lena Hall

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Lena Hall

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Celina Jaitly

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Celina Jaitly

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Celina Jaitly

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Celina Jaitly

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Jane Lynch

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Jane Lynch

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Stephanie J. Block

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Stephanie J. Block

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Stephanie J. Block

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
Stephanie J. Block


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