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'Wicked' & Wonder Woman Defy Inequality!
Precedent-setting 'Defying Inequality: The Broadway Concert' rocked the house & raised the roof for equal rights and marriage equality!
Instead, the historic Broadway house played host to The Defying Inequality Broadway Concert and featured a cast of nearly 500 people. Sporting some of the biggest names in Entertainment including Elton John, Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Schwartz, Jane Fonda, Lynda Carter, Nathan Lane, Rue McClanahan, Bebe Nuwirth, Harvey Fierstein, David Hyde Pierce, Sally Struthers, even the original cast members of Sesame Street were on hand all playing to a sellout, standing room only crowd of nearly 2000 people.
The Defying Inequality events in conjunction with Broadway Impact.com have become monumental Grass Roots movements in The United States. They were born as a result of the increasingly unpopular Proposition 8, and are designed to not only raise awareness for marriage equality, but to also shed some much needed light on just how underhanded the Far Right has become in their attempts to further their agenda.
Despite the astronomical success that ‘Wicked’ has had over the last 5 years, lyricist & composer Stephen Schwartz has remained surprisingly accessible. He was in no way shy about explaining what inspired him, and The Defying Inequality Movement saying, "It's my belief that the people who voted for Proposition 8, and other laws denying equal rights for gay and lesbian people are not inherently evil people. I think they're misinformed and have been fed a lot of fear and misinformation."
Few were as outspoken as Lynda Carter. When asked by actor turned filmmaker Michael Stever if we as Americans had been in a kind of ‘haze of complacency’
Watch full interviews with attendees by following the below links:
DEFYING INEQUALITY: THE BROADWAY CONCERT TEASER:
MICHAEL STEVER INTERVIEWS LYNDA CARTER:
MICHAEL STEVER INTERVIEWS STEPHEN SCHWARTZ:
MICHAEL STEVER INTERVIEWS TAMARA TUNIE:
MICHAEL STEVER INTERVIEWS JONATHAN GROFF:
MICHAEL STEVER INTERVIEWS SCHELE WILLIAMS:
MICHAEL STEVER INTERVIEWS CHRISTOPHER SIEBER:
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Michael Stever is a full time freelance camera man, film maker and writer shooting and editing mini-DV projects all over NYC. Having worked for nearly 3 years as UPM on the critically acclaimed documentary Broadway: The Golden Age and its two sequels, he's merged the 'Perfect Union' of industry smarts, & technical savvy. Recent clients include Broadway vets Mary Bond Davis as well as Judy McLane at West Bank Cafe's Laurie Beechman Theatre, musical virtuoso Janice Martin, the Screen Actors Guild's BookPals group, Barnes & Noble, & PlayBill magazine columnist Ellis Nassour. Having added the title of 'Producer' to his resume, Michael recently wrapped filming on a 2-part instructional DVD series for Actors Connection; New York City's premiere Instructional 'hub' for those seeking careers in Entertainment. Last year, he bacame signatory with The Screen Actors' Guild for what will be his first indie feature, 'Ghosts Of Zion.' For more info, visit www.MichaelStever.net
Page Updated Last on: Feb 28, 2009