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322 W. Armitage

January 12, 2009

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On Monday, January 12, cast members from the four North American companies of WICKED will host DEFYING INEQUALITY, a special evening of benefit cabaret performances promoting equality and civil rights.

In Chicago, the event will feature cast members of the Chicago companies of WICKED and Jersey Boys, cast members from the National Tourr of Grease, members of Second City, and other special guests.* A silent and live auction will consist of memorabilia from Broadway musicals and Broadway In Chicago shows, gift certificates to area bars and restaurants and other one-of-a-kind items.

Held simultaneously in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Louisville and featuring cast members from WICKED as well as special guest performers, these special one-night only events will benefit Empire State Pride Agenda, Equality California, Garden State Equality and Vermont Freedom to Marry, four charitable organizations working to legislate equality and protect civil rights for the gay and lesbian community. All proceeds will be distributed evenly among the four organizations.

Each of the DEFYING INEQUALITY events will feature different musical performances that support WICKED'S theme of acceptance and illuminate the musical's message that people should not be judged on first impressions. Performing on their night off from the musical hit, the WICKED cast members and musicians from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Louisville will be joined by local theatre performers who also recognize that in these divisive times we must come together to support one another's rights throughout the country and around the world.

*As with all theatrical performances, performers, dates & times are subject to change. This is not an official production of Broadway In Chicago or WICKED but rather a outreach program produced by the collective cast members performing to benefit Empire State Pride Agenda, Equality California, Garden State Equality and Vermont Freedom to Marry.