Anderson, Burgess, Colella, Llana and More Join Line-Up for Sold-Out Broadway Backwards 4

News   Anderson, Burgess, Colella, Llana and More Join Line-Up for Sold-Out Broadway Backwards 4 As previously announced, the annual Broadway Backwards concert — featuring male singers performing songs traditionally sung by women and women singing tunes written for men — will be presented Feb. 9 at the American Airlines Theatre.
Jose Llana
Jose Llana

A benefit for New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Community Center, the starry evening will boast the talents of the previously reported Tony Award winner Alan Cumming, Tony and Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, current Shrek star Christopher Sieber, Assassins' Mario Cantone, Jai Rodriguez ("Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," Rent), Gina Gershon (Boeing-Boeing), Aaron Lazar (A Tale of Two Cities), John Tartaglia (Shrek the Musical), Marty Thomas (Xanadu), "Ugly Betty" stars Becki Newton and Michael Urie, Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu, All Shook Up), Tony Award nominee Sally Mayes (She Loves Me), Kate Reinders (Good Vibrations, Gypsy; one-half of TASTiSKANK), Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy, A Chorus Line), Sandra Bernhard (I'm Still Here… Damn It!, "Rosanne"), Florence Henderson (Fanny, "The Brady Bunch"), Maureen McGovern (Little Women, Nine), Ron Palillo (Hot L. Baltimore, "Welcome Back, Kotter"), Tony Award winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music) and Emmy Award winner Rue McClanahan (The Women, TV's "The Golden Girls").

Newly announced for the one-night-only event are Nancy Anderson (Kiss Me Kate, A Class Act), Tituss Burgess (Guys and Dolls, The Little Mermaid), Jenna Coker-Jones (Evil Dead the Musical), Jenn Colella (High Fidelity, Urban Cowboy), Jessica Lee Goldyn (A Chorus Line), Deidre Goodwin (A Chorus Line, Chicago), Jose Llana (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Flower Drum Song) and Kirsten Wyatt (Grease, High Fidelity).

The event is completely sold out.

Jim Caruso will host the evening with musical direction by Paul Staroba.

Robert Bartley will again direct the 8 PM benefit concert; John Kander and Terrence McNally are the evening's co-chairs. A party with the show's artists will be held following the performance. The American Airlines Theatre is located in Manhattan at 227 West 42nd Street.