Defying Inequality Concert in San Francisco October 26th to Support Gay Marriage

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The San Francisco cast of Wicked, along with members of the San Francisco arts community (and beyond), is coming together for one of the most important events of the year – Defying Inequality: The San Francisco Concert, a one-night only concert benefitting Marriage Equality USA and Garden State Equality – two equal rights organizations. Featuring stars from stage & screen, the concert will be held at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre (3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA). A VIP reception will be held in the lobby immediately following the event. For tickets and information, please contact City Box Office at (415) 392-4400 and visit (click on San Francisco).

The special evening, presented by the San Francisco cast of Wicked, will include Patty Duke (The Miracle Worker, Valley of the Dolls), Bruce Vilanch (writer – Academy Awards, Hairspray National Tour), Judy Gold (Emmy Award winner), Laughing Pizza (Parents Choice Awards, PBS daily), Matt Alber (singer/songwriter – Hide Nothing), Clifford Banagale (Bruno, Altar Boyz), Boylesque, Connie Champagne (Christmas with the Crawfords, Valley of the Dolls – stage production), Carmen Cusack (South Pacific, Wicked), Ava Garter (burlesque star), Selene Luna (The Cho Show), Meg Mackay & Billy Philadelphia (Winner of seven Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award), Scott Matthew (singer/songwriter – Scott Matthew, Shortbus), Ryan Rigazzi (Beach Blanket Babylon), Vocal Minority – An SFGMC Ensemble, Suzanne Whang (Househunters, Las Vegas), and many more.

The concert will be directed by Joe Dulude II with musical direction by Bryan Perri.

100% of the profits from this spectacular event will be donated directly to Marriage Equality USA and Garden State Equality, two charitable organizations working to promote equality and protect civil rights for the gay and lesbian community.

Defying Inequality: The San Francisco Concert is produced by Joe Dulude II and Lora Powell.

For tickets and information, please call City Box Office at 415-392-4400 and visit the event website:

Full Story from Marriage Equality USA:

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