According to press materials, Broadway Backwards "started in 2006 when twenty Broadway performers came together to help raise awareness and funds for at-risk gay youth, HIV prevention and support, gay and lesbian families-to-be, and other programs of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center on 13th Street. The event featured members of the Broadway community singing reversed gender songs. But that night, something very special happened. The SRO crowd realized that this wasn't just about men singing women's songs and vice versa. It was a chance for that audience to see and hear some of the most treasured songs of the Great White Way in a whole light – a more inclusive light."
This year's concert features Nick Adams, Martine Allard, Dan Butler, Gary Beach, Titus BUrgess, Mario Cantone, Len Cariou, Robert Cuccioli, Raul Esparza, Tony Goldwyn, Ann Harada, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Aaron Lazar, Michele Lee, Julia Murney, Becki Newton, Tonya Pinkins, Lee Roy Reams, Seth Rudetsky, Lea Salonga, Douglas Sills, Bruce Vilanch and over 50 Broadway singers and dancers.
Here's a look at the evening:
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