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Broadway Backwards is back. The annual, one-night-only extravaganza tells LGBTQ+ stories like no other production on Broadway.
It’s an evening where your favorite Broadway stars, backed by a live orchestra, reinterpret classic and current songs of musical theater into anthems of LGBTQ+ experiences.
Broadway Backwards is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
Broadway Backwards creator Robert Bartley will take up the directing mantle again this year, joined by associate director Lauren Gemelli. Bartley, Mimi Quillin, Adam Roberts and Luis Salgado will co-choreograph. Music supervisors are Ted Arthur and Mary-Mitchell Campbell. Jeff Brancato serves as production stage manager.
This year’s special guest performers will be announced soon.
Tickets for Broadway Backwards start at $100. Sponsorship packages feature VIP tickets offering premium seats and a special post-show cocktail reception with the cast.
A limited number of “Backstage & Beyond” ticket packages also are available, which include an exclusive invitation to the dress-tech rehearsal, a behind-the-scenes tour of the New Amsterdam Theatre, premium seats to the show and the special post-show reception with the cast.
Broadway Backwards began as a grassroots concert performed at The Center in 2006. The event has grown into one of the most anticipated annual celebrations on Broadway.
In 2022, Broadway Backwards returned to its home at the New Amsterdam Theatre after the pandemic shutdown put a two-year pause on the live, in-person event. The return raised a record $758,582, besting the previous record set by 2021’s virtual edition.