Broadway Backwards III — featuring male singers performing songs traditionally sung by women and women singing tunes written for men — also boasts the talents of Sy Adamowsky, Brooks Ashmanskas, Danny Beiruti, Michelle Blakely, Sierra Boggess, Tituss Burgess, David Burtka, Charles Busch, Kerry Butler, Jenn Colella, Lilli Cooper, Gavin Creel, Sandy Duncan, Malcolm Gets, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Julie Halston, Neil Patrick Harris, Lainie Kazan, Kathryn Kendall, Aaron Lazar, Charis Leos, Jose Llana, Karen Mason, Lea Michele, Eryn Murman, Kevin Reed, Phoebe Strole, TASTiSKANK, Jenna Ushkowitz, Tony Yazbeck and Remy Zaken as well as a 30-member ensemble and a surprise guest.
Recent Ritz star Seth Rudetsky hosts the evening, which is a benefit for New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Community Center.
Playbill.com has learned that the concert will include a duet between Xanadu's Jackson and Rent's Rapp, and six gals from the cast of Spring Awakening — Cooper, Michele, Murman, Strole, Ushkowitz and Zaken — will belt out "The Bitch of Living."
Broadway Backwards creator Robert Bartley directs the 8 PM benefit concert with musical direction by Mark Janas. A party will be held at the theatre following the performance.
In honor of the Center's 25th anniversary, remaining orchestra seats are currently being offered with a discount of 25 percent. To purchase these tickets, visit the Center online at gaycenter.org or call (866) 811-4111: mention the code 25YRS25TNECREP.
The American Airlines Theatre is located in Manhattan at 227 West 42nd Street.