Pose Benefit Concert

Mon, July 23, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY

$40 - $50

Tickets at the Door

$40 Advanced Sales/ $50 Day of Show

$20 Food & Beverage minimum per person

Get “Up Close and Personal” with Dyllón Burnside (Ricky/FXs POSE), cast members from the Hit FX show POSE and friends of the show as they perform in this benefit concert to celebrate its season finale. All proceeds from this concert will go to GLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students.

Set in the 1980s, Pose is a dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.

Making television history, Pose features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series.The transgender cast includes Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross, who co-star alongside Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, Tony Award® winner Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside and Angel Bismark Curiel.

Abandoned as a youngster, Ricky, portrayed by Dyllón Burnside, lives on the streets and makes uncompromising choices to survive. A chance encounter with Damon leads him to consider joining a house.

An actor, singer, producer and filmmaker, Burnside has appeared in notable stage, television and film projects and worked with several award-winning directors including Glenn Weiss, Kenny Leon and Rob Ashford. He gained recognition while starring in Broadway’s Holler if Ya Hear Me inspired by the music and lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Shortly after, he appeared as a Lost Boy in NBC’s Peter Pan Live! and in the critically acclaimed series High Maintenance on HBO. Dyllón got his start as a performer in the popular teen Hip Hop/R&B group 3D.
Also performing will be Actress/Singer Mj Rodriguez (Blanca/FXs POSE). She is best known for her TV roles on Nurse Jackie and Luke Cage, as well as her leading role in the feature film Saturday Church for which she received a nomination for Best Actress.

Born in New Jersey, Rodriguez started her career in musical theater.

In addition there will be special appearances by Ryan Jamaal Swain (Damon/FXs POSE), Emil Wilbekin president and founder of Native Son and surprise performances by friends of the show.
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016