Actress Jane Lynch will host Monday night’s Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality, featuring performances by multiple-Grammy award winners Sting and Patti LuPone, to support the advancement of rights for the worldwide LGBT community.
The concert, which takes place at New York City’s Gershwin Theatre, is written by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black (Milk), directed by Schele Williams, musically directed by Alex Lacamoire, produced by Jayson Raitt, and executive-produced by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and Bruce Cohen (Silver Linings Playbooks).
Tony-winner Lena Hall, currently starring in the Broadway hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will also perform. The rest of the lineup includes stage star Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Olympian Greg Louganis, country singer Chely Wright, Bollywood celebrity Celina Jaitly, and actors Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews.
Host and LGBT activist Lynch says the event is about “bringing equality to all people — but in particular, LGBT people — all over the world. It’s about love, and there will be a huge uprising at this event!”
The United Nations’ Free & Equal Campaign and the Clinton Global Initiative are partners behind the event, all the proceeds of which will go to the Astraea Foundation’s “Fueling the Frontlines” campaign.