Superstar Divas for Democracy: Inch queens, Broadway stars unite for voting fluctuate painting

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Nina West, Bianca Del Rio, Jujubee, Cyndi Lauper, Shangela, Peppermint, Chita Rivera, Keala Settle, extra will be a part of forces for a fluctuate painting aimed toward selling voter engagement and consciousness on LGBTQIA+ elements.

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Fierce queens and Broadway stars are uniting on legend of they want you to — inside the everlasting, iconic phrases of Shea Couleévote, bitch!

EW can completely bear in mind that divas from the inch world and icons of the stage will close to collectively for Divas For Democracy: United We Demolish, a one-night-easiest fluctuate painting extravaganza selling voter participation and key elements bearing on to the LGBTQIA+ group inside the upcoming 2020 election.

Launched by the nonprofit voter engagement group Inch Out the Vote and hosted by RuPaul’s Inch Dash megastar Nina West and Leisure Tonight‘s Keltie Knight, Divas for Democracy: United We Demolish points rankings of experience who will command and lip-synch by means of attractive performances of theater classics and pop songs.

Specific segments will spotlight LGBTQIA+ activists in a nonpartisan effort to shine a lightweight on group participation inside the political route of, collectively with megastar appearances by Tony winner Cyndi Lauper, Inch Dash panelist Michelle Visage, Harvey Fierstein, James Monroe Iglehart, Bianca Del Rio, Shangela, Cheyenne Jackson, Mila Jam, and Oscar-profitable actress Allison Janney.

Inch superstars slated to confirm for the size of the printed embody Alaska, Jinkx Monsoon, Jujubee, Valentina, Peppermint (who moreover starred on Broadway inside the Crawl-Crawl’s musical Head Over Heels), Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Shuga Cain, Honey Davenport, and Inch Out the Vote’s nationwide co-chairs Brita Filter, Marti Gould Cummings, and Pixie Aventura.

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Courtesy of Inch Out the Vote.

Broadway figures machine to seem embody legendary three-time Tony-profitable actress Chita Rivera as nicely to Tony winners Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Reveal), Lea Salonga (Depart out Saigon), Nikki M. James (The E-book of Mormon), Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), and Annaleigh Ashford (You Can not Have shut It With You). Additionally becoming a member of this system are stage stars Shoshana Bean (Waitress), Eden Espinosa (Horrible), Jenn Collela (Come From Away), Chilina Kennedy (Elegant: The Carole King Musical), Keala Settle (The Biggest Showman, Waitress), Tamika Lawrence (If/Then), L Morgan Lee (A Unfamiliar Loop), and Our Lady J.

The presentation will probably be directed by Josh Rhodes and Lee Wilkins, whose joint careers embody work choreographing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, First Date, It Shoulda Been You, and Vivid Appreciable specific particular person on Broadway. Tony winner Stephen Oremus (The E-book of Mormon) will help as music supervisor.

“One in 5 LGBTQIA+ different folks is not any longer registered to vote, and 100 million different folks did not vote inside the 2016 election. We should restore this,” acknowledged Inch Out the Vote founder Jackie Huba in a press assertion. “We’re indignant to converse collectively the worlds of Broadway and inch to encourage voters to sashay their machine to the polls or their mailboxes.”

Divas for Democracy: United We Demolish airs Oct. 18 at 8: 00 p.m. ET completely on StageIt. Tickets — obtainable on a “donate-what-you-can” basis — rush on sale Thursday at 10: 00 a.m. ET at divasfordemocracy.com.

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