Tony Winners and Broadway Favorites Return for Broadway Backwards LGBT Night

News   Tony Winners and Broadway Favorites Return for Broadway Backwards LGBT Night
 
The tenth anniversary presentation of Broadway Backwards, which features male singers performing songs traditionally sung by women, and women singing tunes written for men, will feature Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tituss Burgess, Jackie Hoffman, Anna Harada and more.

Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell

Creator Robert Bartley directs and choreographs the popular evening that has musical supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and musical direction by Tim Rosser. The event will take place March 9 at the Hirschfeld Theatre.

The 2015 edition promises to "include some of the biggest showstopping acts from previous editions of Broadway Backwards (#bwaybackwards) and will features the return of many of the show’s most popular performers."

Special guests for the night include Tony Award winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate), Tony Yazbeck (On the Town), Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid), Julie Halston (You Can’t Take It With You), Ann Harada (Cinderella, Avenue Q), Florence Henderson (Oklahoma!, "The Brady Bunch"), Jackie Hoffman (On the Town) and Aaron Lazar (The Last Ship). Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Last year's Broadway Backwards raised $483,182 for Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. 

Read Playbill.com's coverage of the event, featuring performances by Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Stephanie J. Block and more, here. "I'm thrilled to welcome back so many talented performers for this special 10th edition of Broadway Backwards," Bartley said in a statement. "Through the nine editions of Broadway Backwards so far, we've been able to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars that help provide lifesaving medications, counseling and support for LGBT youth and those struggling with HIV/AIDS."

Adam Roberts serves as associate choreographer with lighting design by Ryan O’Gara and costume design by Bernadette Banner.

VIP ticket packages and special "Backstage & Beyond" packages are also available. For tickets, beginning at $85, visit broadwaycares.org or phone (212) 840-0770, ext. 268.

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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $225 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

Established in 1983, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is at the heart of the LGBT community in New York City, providing quality health and wellness programs in a welcoming space that fosters connections and celebrates our cultural contributions. Visit gaycenter.org.

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