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TodayTix Presents ‘Lip Sync Roulette: Drag vs. Broadway

TodayTix Presents ‘Lip Sync Roulette: Drag vs. Broadway

Stars of Broadway and Drag brought out their best wigs, costume changes, and high kicks to face off in TodayTix Presents ‘Lip Sync Roulette: Drag vs. Broadway” Tuesday night at Slate NY in Chelsea. 

Adam Kaplan (L) and Kizha Carr (R) perform at TodayTix Presents Lip Sync Roulette Drag vs. Broadway to benefit the Ali Forney Center_Photo Credit James Grissom

The one-night-only benefit event celebrated Pride Month 2019 with a lip sync showdown between drag queens and Broadway stars. The evening, hosted by Marti Gould Cummings, benefitted the Ali Forney Center and their mission to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools they need to live independently.

Adam Kaplan (L), Marti Gould Cummings (C), and Kizha Carr (R) perform at TodayTix Presents Lip Sync Roulette Drag vs. Broadway to benefit the Ali Forney Center_Photo Credit James Grissom.jpg

Team Drag included Marti Gould Cummings, Tina Burner, Kizha Carr, Jacklynn Hyde, Bootsie Lefaris, and Chelsea Piers. Team Broadway featured Noma Dumezweni, Frankie Grande, Adam Kaplan, Lesli Margherita, Samantha Massell, Justin Sargent, and Ethan Slater. Songs performed included “Believe” by Cher, “Take Me or Leave Me” from Rent, “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston, “It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls, and “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dream Girls. 

Bootsie Lefaris (L) and Justin Sargent (R) snatch a wig while performing at TodayTix Presents Lip Sync Roulette Drag vs. Broadway to benefit the Ali Forney Center_Photo Credit James Grissom

TodayTix Presents is a live events series that brings together artists and audiences for a curated experience of culture, storytelling and creation. To learn more, visit www.todaytix.com or download TodayTix for iOS or Android.

Chelsea Piers performs at TodayTix Presents Lip Sync Roulette Drag vs. Broadway to benefit the Ali Forney Center_Photo Credit James Grissom
Ethan Slater (L) and Tina Burner (R) make a costume change while performing at TodayTix Presents Lip Sync Roulette Drag vs. Broadway to benefit the Ali Forney Center_Photo Credit James Grissom.jpg
Ethan Slater (L) and Tina Burner (R) perform at TodayTix Presents Lip Sync Roulette Drag vs. Broadway to benefit the Ali Forney Center_Photo Credit James Grissom.jpg
Frankie Grande performs at TodayTix Presents Lip Sync Roulette Drag vs. Broadway to benefit the Ali Forney Center_Photo Credit James Grissom.jpg
Justin Sargent (L) and Bootsie Lefaris perform at TodayTix Presents Lip Sync Roulette Drag vs. Broadway to benefit the Ali Forney Center_Photo Credit James Grissom.jpg
Justin Sargent performs at TodayTix Presents Lip Sync Roulette Drag vs. Broadway to benefit the Ali Forney Center_Photo Credit James Grissom
Lesli Margherita performs at TodayTix Presents Lip Sync Roulette Drag vs. Broadway to benefit the Ali Forney Center_Photo Credit James Grissom.jpg
Marti Gould Cummings (L) and Lesli Margherita (R) perform at TodayTix Presents Lip Sync Roulette Drag vs. Broadway to benefit the Ali Forney Center_Photo Credit James Grissom
Marti Gould Cummings hosts TodayTix Presents Lip Sync Roulette Drag vs. Broadway to benefit the Ali Forney Center_Photo Credit James Grissom
Marti Gould Cummings welcomes the crowd at TodayTix Presents Lip Sync Roulette Drag vs. Broadway to benefit the Ali Forney Center_Photo Credit James Grissom.jpg
Noma Dumezweni (L) and Chelsea Piers (R) perform at TodayTix Presents Lip Sync Roulette Drag vs. Broadway to benefit the Ali Forney Center_Photo Credit James Grissom
Samantha Massell (L) and Jacklynn Hyde (R) perform at TodayTix Presents Lip Sync Roulette Drag vs. Broadway to benefit the Ali Forney Center_Photo Credit James Grissom
Samantha Massell performs at TodayTix Presents Lip Sync Roulette Drag vs. Broadway to benefit the Ali Forney Center_Photo Credit James Grissom

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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