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Cast of 'Wicked' hosts cabaret for gay rights

January 7, 2009 |  3:27 pm

Wicked_jdd7s5nc_250 Lots of people are up in arms about the passing of California's Proposition 8, and the cast of “Wicked” is no exception.

Next Monday,  performers from the four North American  companies of the Broadway musical will host “Defying Inequality,” an evening of cabaret performances benefiting four nonprofits that promote civil rights for gays.

The one-night only event will take place in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Louisville.

So, why “Wicked”? Well, one of the prevailing themes of the musical is acceptance, and that’s what the gay community is after too. Get more info on the Los Angeles event.

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(Photo courtesy Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)