Ninth Annual Broadway Backwards
Benefiting BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York.
Monday, March 24, 8pm
Al Hirschfeld Theatre, NYC
Broadway’s hottest young stars will join legendary performers of the Great White Way for the ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards, a one-night-only performance produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefiting BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York.
New performers just announced include Michael Berresse, Beth Leavel, Debra Monk, Ken Page, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells and John Tartaglia, plus the men of the runaway hit Web series “Submissions Only:” co-creator Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Stephen Bienskie, Colin Hanlon and Max von Essen.
They join the roster of Broadway stars already announced including Bryan Batt, Tony Award nominee Stephanie J. Block, Tony winner Len Cariou, two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesús, Tony nominee Jonathan Groff, Cass Morgan, Krysta Rodriguez, Tony Yazbeck and Patricia Morison, Broadway’s original “Kate” in Kiss Me, Kate.
Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Performers subject to change.
Tickets are on sale now. VIP tickets include premium seats and a special post-show party with the cast. A limited number of “Backstage & Beyond” 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 show’s stars, premium seats for the show and more.
Broadway Backwards is the annual celebration where gays and lesbians see their stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, sung by their favorite Broadway performers.It began as a grassroots concert performed at the Center in 2006. In subsequent years, the event grew quickly, performing Off-Broadway, then on Broadway for the last five years. Last year’s sold-out show raised a record-breaking $347,060 for the two organizations.
Creator Robert Bartley will again direct and choreograph, with additional choreography by Amy Jones and Melissa Rae Mahon. Mary-Mitchell Campbell returns as music supervisor with Tim Rosser as music director.