Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'A Broadway Holiday' Musical Benefit

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'A Broadway Holiday' Musical Benefit

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* #CityTheatre: Broadway stars Billy Porter ("Kinky Boots") and Anthony Rapp ("Rent," "If/Then") returned to their "artistic home" to lend their voices to a fundraiser that also featured local performers Maria Becoates-Bey, Billy Hartung and Daina Michelle Griffith, with a three-piece band led by Thomas Douglas. A highlight of the hourlong concert Dec. 14 at the City Theatre in the South Side was a Porter-Rapp duel, with Rapp singing "Wig in a Box" from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" - his City debut 12 years ago - and Porter singing "The Sex Is in the Heel" from his Tony-winning role in "Kinky Boots," with the trio as backup singers.

* #SightsAndSounds: Set designer Tony Ferreri and lighting designer Andrew Ostrowski created an elegant nightclub atmosphere in the Mainstage Theatre, where there were chandeliers borrowed from Pittsburgh Opera and table seating. …

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