Defying Inequality

The Los Angeles cast of Wicked took to a cabaret stage Monday night to combat inequality and raise money for gay rights. Wicked casts in New York, Louisville, and Chicago did so as well.

BY Ross von Metzke

January 13 2009 1:00 AM ET

 Wicked fund raiser performers x390 (courtesy) | Advocate.com

A visibly moved
Sykes told the crowd that Prop. 8 had made gay people
good and mad -- and when we get mad, look out.

The evening hit
many a high note -- Hilty, who heads off to Broadway now
that L.A.’s production of Wicked has closed to
resume her role as Doralee in the new musical 9 to
5,
hit a home run with her take on the Heart smash
“What About Love”; Bean flexed her R&B
vocal muscle with the lead single off her debut album,
“Superhero”; and hottie Barrett Foa of
Avenue Q and The 25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee
fame charmed the crowd with a
song and an impromptu shout-out to Phyllis Lyon
and Del Martin -- the first same-sex couple to be
married in the state of California.

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