Friday, September 26, 2014

Marilyn Rosen & Charlotte Robinson’s Fabulous Gay Wedding

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Marilyn Rosen, Symphony Booking Agent about their recent marriage that took place at Scullers Jazz Club before friends and family. The ceremony was performed by Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital and one of the architects of marriage equality in Massachusetts. It was an untraditional Jewish service that included exchanging vows, rings and the breaking of glass. Marilyn and Charlotte have been together for almost 17 years and began planning their wedding after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional in 2013. The intimate gathering of 80 were then entertained by the world-renowned band Pink Martini who Rosen represents nationally for symphony performances. Marilyn and Charlotte talk about their marriage experience and give their spin on our LGBT issues.
When asked what they would like to see happen for LGBT equality, Robinson stated, “After getting married and feeling what it’s like to be married; it does feel different. It feels more secure and legitimate in so many ways. What I would like to see and Marilyn and I agree on this is we would like to see the Supreme Court to finally rule that gay and lesbian marriages across the country would become legal as soon as possible because this legal procrastination that’s going on is really hurting our community, our LGBT community and it’s also keeping them from having this kind of joyous event that we had. I think that enough is enough and marriage equality should be passed in the United States if not globally.”
Marilyn is CEO of Marilyn Rosen Presents, a boutique agency specializing in Symphonic and International bookings with an emphasis on the American Songbook, Broadway and Cabaret, as well as global sounds and nostalgia. A 22-year veteran of the music industry, Rosen spent nearly two decades booking tours internationally for artists including Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Nina Simone, Chris Botti, Chick Corea and Sonny Rollins while developing a new Symphony Division representing over 20 Artists. One of the first groups Rosen signed to her symphony division was Portland Oregon-based band, Pink Martini, which has since reached worldwide acclaim. In addition to Pink Martini's staggering achievements, Rosen has bolstered the Symphonic profiles for artists including Ann Hampton Callaway, The Von Trapps, New York Voices and many others. (Paul Robinson Photos)
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Marilyn Rosen said...

WOW! That was great sharing our thoughts and feelings about our wedding.....You're the best Charlotte.

Steve Alter said...

So happy for both of you! Wishing you a lifetime of health and happiness together!