Broadway Backwards 5 Raises Nearly 200K for BC/EFA

News   Broadway Backwards 5 Raises Nearly 200K for BC/EFA Broadway Backwards 5 — the annual concert featuring male singers performing songs traditionally sung by women and women singing tunes written for men — raised a record-breaking $186,780 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

The Feb. 22 concert at the Vivian Beaumont Theater bested the amount raised by the 2009 fundraiser, which brought in $158,306. Stage and screen star Florence Henderson — best known for her role as TV mom Carol Brady on "The Brady Bunch" — hosted the starry evening, which was directed by Robert Bartley with musical direction by Wayne Barker.

The lineup for the evening follows:

"Paris Original" (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying): Robert Cuccioli and surprise guest Valerie Harper (with Ann Harada and Anthony and Will Nunziata)
"Shipoopi" (The Music Man): Florence Henderson, Richard Kind
"Marian the Librarian" (The Music Man): Becki Newton
"What Is It About Her?" (The Wild Party): Julia Murney
"Come Up to My Place" (On the Town): Dan Butler and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka
"I'm Not At All In Love" (The Pajama Game): Gary Beach
"I Remember It Well" (Gigi): Len Cariou and Lee Roy Reams
"Too Many Mornings" (Follies): Tonya Pinkins
"Conga" (Wonderful Town): Tony Goldwyn
"As Long As He Needs Me" (Oliver!): Aaron Lazar
"My Gentle Young Johnny" (Tenderloin): Nick Adams, Danny Beiruti
"There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This" (Sweet Charity): Nick Adams, Timothy W. Bish
"Waltz" Kristi Ambrosetti, Beckley Andrews
"I Could Have Danced All Night" (My Fair Lady): Douglas Sills
"Johanna" (Sweeney Todd): Martine Allard
"Tom, Dick or Harry" (Kiss Me, Kate): Bruce Vilanch
"Secret Love"/"The Girl Next Door" (Calamity Jane/Meet Me in St. Louis): Michele Lee
"The Man That Got Away" (A Star Is Born): Raul Esparza
"Out There" (The Hunchback of Notre Dame): Lea Salonga
"Where You Are" (Kiss of the Spider Woman): Mario Cantone
"Luck Be a Lady" (Guys and Dolls): Florence Henderson
"Children Will Listen" (Into the Woods): Tituss Burgess


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