Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
What we do together, makes a difference
The Broadway community will come together once again for Broadway Backwards, an annual celebration of unity, equality and love through gender-reversed performances of classic showtunes.
Tickets are now on sale for this 12th annual evening produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefiting Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City.
The star-studded event features performances of quintessential Broadway tunes with a twist: men sing songs originally intended for women, and vice versa. Artists will perform the great songs of musical theatre while freeing themselves of the bounds of gender norms. It&squo;s a show where gender doesn&squo;t matter, but love does.
Prices start at $85.
VIP tickets include premium seats and a special post-show cocktail reception with the cast. A limited number of &dquo;Backstage & Beyond&dquo; ticket packages also are available, which include the opportunity to see the dress rehearsal, exclusive backstage access, a meet-and-greet with some of the stars of Broadway Backwards, premium seats for the show and more.
This year’s special guest performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Creator Robert Bartley will return to direct the show. He will be joined by Mary-Mitchell Campbell as music supervisor and Laura Bergquist as music director. Choreography will be created by Bartley, Christopher Rice and Adam Roberts.
Last year&squo;s inspiring performance raised a record $480,287. It featured a 67-person cast of Broadway and television&squo;s best, backed by a live onstage orchestra.
What began as a small, grassroots concert performed at The Center in 2006 quickly grew into a highly-anticipated event presented in Broadway&squo;s best theatres. In its 11 editions, Broadway Backwards has raised more than $2.8 million for Broadway Cares and The Center.