Burgess, Cantone, Esparza, Newton and Pinkins Join Broadway Backwards 5 Lineup

News   Burgess, Cantone, Esparza, Newton and Pinkins Join Broadway Backwards 5 Lineup
 
Additional performers have been announced for the annual Broadway Backwards concert — featuring male singers performing songs traditionally sung by women and women singing tunes written for men — which will be presented Feb. 22 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Raul Esparza
Raul Esparza

Stage and screen star Florence Henderson — best known for her role as TV mom Carol Brady on "The Brady Bunch" — will host the concert. Newly added performers to the evening include Tituss Burgess (Guys and Dolls, The Little Mermaid), Mario Cantone ("Sex and the City," Laugh Whore), Raul Esparza (Speed-the-Plow, Company), Becki Newton (ABC’s "Ugly Betty," Girl Crazy at Encores!) and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change; Jelly’s Last Jam).

These artists join the previously announced Gary Beach, Len Cariou, Tony Goldwyn, Aaron Lazar, Michele Lee and Julia Murney. Co-creator Robert Bartley will direct with musical direction by Wayne Barker.

The upcoming concert will benefit both Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Community Center.

Tickets are now on sale by visiting www.broadwaycares.org.

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