Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
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Broadway’s best will smash gender norms and celebrate love in all its forms at this year’s Broadway Backwards, the annual evening of gender-reversed performances of beloved showtunes.
This star-studded evening features Broadway’s brightest talents, with a twist: men sing songs originally intended for women, and vice versa. Artists will honor the great songs of musical theatre while challenging the boundaries and limitations of gender and sexuality in this evening when love comes before all else.
The evening, which is nearly sold out, will include performances by three-time Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess, Tony winner Len Cariou, Julie Halston, Shawna Hamic, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, two-time Tony winner Andrea Martin, Academy Award winner Hayley Mills, Alex Newell, Tony winner Lea Salonga, Ethan Slater, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren, Sharon Wheatley, Astrid Van Wieren, Christian Dante White and Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck.
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Broadway Backwards is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefiting Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City.
Last year’s show featured performances by Cynthia Erivo, Josh Groban, Andrew Rannells and many more stars of stage and screen. 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 and Adam Roberts.
What began as a small, grassroots concert performed at The Center in 2006 quickly grew into a highly-anticipated event presented in Broadway’s best theatres. In its 12 editions, Broadway Backwards has raised more than $3.4 million for Broadway Cares and The Center.
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