Gershon, Lazar, Newton, Tartaglia, Thomas and Urie Join Line-Up for Broadway Backwards 4

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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.
Michael Urie
Michael Urie

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, stage and screen actress Megan Mullally (Young Frankenstein, "Will & Grace") and Jai Rodriguez ("Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," Rent). Newly announced for the one-night-only event are Gina Gershon (Boeing-Boeing), Aaron Lazar (A Tale of Two Cities), John Tartaglia (Shrek the Musical), Marty Thomas (Xanadu) and "Ugly Betty" stars Becki Newton and Michael Urie.

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.

Tickets, which start at $75, are available by calling (212) 352-3101. A limited number of $1,500 and $5,000 tickets include preferred seating, the after party and membership in the Leadership and President's Circles.

The American Airlines Theatre is located in Manhattan at 227 West 42nd Street.

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