CATE BLANCHETT TO HEADLINE ONE-NIGHT-ONLY BENEFIT
TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE
Oscar-Winning Star of “The Present” Will be Joined by Stellar Drag Performers and Broadway Stars
Special Guests include North Carolina Transgender Activist Candis Cox
Aurora Sexton, The Reigning Miss Gay UsofA 2016
Vancie Vega,Miss Continental Elite 2013
Proceeds will Benefit Newtown Action Alliance, Gun Violence Prevention Group Founded in the Aftermath of 2012 Sandy Hook Shootings
On February 20, 2017, Cate Blanchett, two-time Academy Award winner currently starring in the hit Broadway production “The Present,” will headline a unique, one-time-only drag revue. She will be joined by her “Present” cast mates and performers including Jason Hayes/Margeaux Powell, organizer of the event and founder of the LGBTQ Equal Rights & gun violence prevention group Disarm Hate; transgender activist Candis Cox; and Aurora Sexton, Miss Gay USofA, Vancie Vega, Brenda Dharling, Zola Powell among many others. The revue will benefit Newtown Action Alliance…a fabulous event for a fabulous cause.
The event will take place Monday, February 20, 7pm Doors, 8-10 pm show time at the legendary Stonewall Inn at 53 Christopher Street. Tickets begin at $125 and are available HERE.
All proceeds will benefit the Newtown Action Alliance, an all-volunteer grassroots organization founded by Newtown residents after the tragic December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
Po Murray, chairwoman of Newtown Action Alliance, said: “We are thrilled that Ms. Blanchett, along with everyone participating in this fun event, are taking time out of their busy schedules to make a stand against the epidemic of gun violence in our country. It’s inconceivable that despite more than 400,000 gun deaths and injuries since the Sandy Hook tragedy, common sense gun safety legislation is more at risk than ever.”
Jason Hayes, organizer of the event, added: “After the tragic shootings in Orlando last June, I formed the group Disarm Hate on behalf of both LGBTQ rights and realistic gun reform. I couldn’t have done it without the support and guidance of Po Murray, David Stowe and the Newtown Action Alliance, so I’m excited to return the favor by rallying my talented friends to endorse the NAA’s critical mission of sensible gun legislation.”
Cate Blanchett is currently making her Broadway debut in the hit production of Chekhov’s “The Present,” at the Ethel Barrymore Theater. She has received international acclaim and many accolades, including six AACTA Awards, two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three BAFTA Awards.
ABOUT NEWTOWN ACTION ALLIANCE:
The Newtown Action Alliance (http://newtownaction.org/ ) is a grassroots organization formed after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Newtown Action Alliance works to bring about legislative and cultural change that will reduce gun violence, a public health crisis in our country.