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All-Star Live-Stream Benefit Reading of “SORDID LIVES”

May 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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Terrific New Theatre (TNT) in Birmingham, Ala., is among 23 live theatre companies in the United States that will benefit from a one-night-only celebrity reading of the popular Del Shores play SORDID LIVES. Presented by the Del Shores Foundation, the reading will be live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook on Sunday, May 31, at 7 p.m. Central, hosted and produced by Emerson Collins and Del Shores. Birmingham’s TNT is a co-host of the event on Facebook. The #SordidLiveStream will star cast members from the original 1996 play, the cult-hit 2000 film, LOGO’s 2008 “Sordid Lives: The Series,” and the 2017 marriage equality-themed film sequel “A Very Sordid Wedding.” The free live-stream reading and accompanying auction of Sordid Lives memorabilia is a benefit fundraiser for the 23 live theatre companies that are associated partners of the Del Shores Foundation and support its mission to find and facilitate the development of new Southern queer artistic voices. All of the artists are donating their time, and 100 percent of proceeds will go to the theatre companies. Donations to the benefit can be made at www.delshoresfoundation.org.

The reading cast of SORDID LIVES will feature (in alphabetical order): NEWELL ALEXANDER (“August: Osage County”), ROSEMARY ALEXANDER (“Sordid Lives”), BONNIE BEDELIA (“Designated Survivor,” “Parenthood,”), BEAU BRIDGES (“Homeland,” “Messiah”), EMERSON COLLINS (“RENT” on FOX, “The People’s Couch”), DALE DICKEY (“Unbelievable”, “Claws”), DAVID COWGILL (“Sordid Lives: The Series”), BETH GRANT (“Dollface,” “The Mindy Project”), DEBBY HOLIDAY (“Blues For Willadean”), LESLIE JORDAN (“Will & Grace,” “The Cool Kids”), CAROLINE RHEA (“Sydney to the Max,” “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch”), DEL SHORES (“Six Characters in Search of a Play”) and ANN WALKER (“Sordid Lives.”)

There also will be live-stream appearances by other celebrities from the SORDID LIVES franchise including CARSON KRESSLEY (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”), GEORGETTE JONES (“Sordid Lives: The Series”), ALEC MAPA (“Ugly Betty,” “Doom Patrol”), ALEKS PAUNOVIC (“Van Helsing,” “War for the Planet of the Apes”), DAVID STEEN (“Django Unchained”), a performance by Tony winner LEVI KREIS (“Million Dollar Quartet”) and a special message from OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN.

SORDID LIVES will live-stream Sunday, May 31, at 7 p.m. CDT.

The reading is free, and reminders can be set for the live stream on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/2Lu9VMz

The link to the Facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1110149666028759/


May 31, 2020
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Terrific New Theatre
+1 (205) 328-0868
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