By Trudy Ring
Originally published on Advocate.com January 26 2014 7:30 AM ET
Numerous Broadway stars have come together to make a hilarious video on a serious topic: Russia’s oppression of LGBT people.
The video, Russian Broadway Shut Down — Government Deems All Theatre Homosexual Propaganda, has the cast portraying Russian thespians protesting the nation’s “gay propaganda” law the way they know best: by putting on a show.
The cast includes Michael Urie, Andrew Rannells, Harvey Fierstein, Joanna Gleason, Andrea McArdle, Laura Benanti and Stephanie J. Block as lesbian cosmonauts, Jeremy Jordan and Jonathan Groff (pictured) as Olympic athletes in love, and many other actors, along with a few journalists, such as Michael Musto and Dan Savage. John Walton West created the project, and Jason Michael Snow composed the music for it, reports website New York Theater.