The Progress of Pride Spectacular is Playbill’s 2021 Virtual Spectacular that reflects upon and celebrates the history of Pride, while acknowledging the continued fight for Education, Equality, Equity, Visibility, and Diversity within the LGBTQIA+ Community.
The spectacular will incorporate clips from Playbill’s OUTtakes Series, with additional footage from historic NYC Pride Marches and celebrations, concluding with an incredible star-powered closing performance. The 60-minute celebration will air on Playbill.com and Playbill’s YouTube and benefits Heritage of Pride (Pride NYC).
The Progress of Pride is proudly supported by Nissan. The event is sponsored in part by MasterCard, GEICO, City National Bank, L'Oréal, Nordstrom, and Hyatt.
Date: June 26 at 8 PM
Helen Sung on piano
Dylan Shamat on bass
L Morgan Lee
Cherie B. Tay
and the storytellers from OUTtakes
Special appearances by Blake Hammond, Brad Bradley, Christine Dwyer, Claybourne Elder, Eric Ulloa, Harvey Fierstein, J. Cameron Barnett, Jenn Colella, Jerry Mitchell, Kathryn Gallagher, Mars Rucker, Nathan Lee Graham and Vishal Vaidya.
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The famed Chorus will be part of Pride marches in Brooklyn, StuyTown, and Manhattan.
The Pride event will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The June broadcast featuring musical performances will also offer a unique look at the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S.
The weekend-long event will feature stage and screen stars, Broadway shows, LGBTQIA+ non-profits, special Times Square business promotions, and more.
The fundraiser will also feature George Takei, Jordan Roth, Richie Jackson, Hayley Kiyoko, and more.