Two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone and Grammy-winning rock star-turned Broadway composer Sting are headlining Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality. The one-night-only event will play the Gershwin Theatre on September 15. The concert will feature a script by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and is executive produced by Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz and Bruce Cohen.
Proceeds from the concert will go to Fueling the Frontlines, a campaign led by Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, which is dedicated to advancing LGBTI rights globally. The event, which will combine stories and performances by activists and artists, will be directed by Schele Williams. Additional performers and speakers will be announced later.
Uprising of Love is a movement to support the safety and dignity of LGBTI people around the world. Co-founded by Black, Cohen and Melissa Etheridge and dozens of prominent individuals in entertainment, 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 worldwide where LGBTI safety is compromised.