The one-night-only performance produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefiting BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York features men performing songs written for women and women performing songs originally written for men.
Newly announced for the evening are Norm Lewis, Roger Rees, Julie White, Rachel York, Andy Kelso, Jose Llana and Kyle Dean Massey. White will co-host the evening with newcomer Bebe Wood, who starred in TV’s “The New Normal."
These artists join the previously reported Bryan Batt, Michael Berresse, Stephen Bienskie, Stephanie J. Block, Len Cariou, Robin De Jesús, Jonathan Groff, Colin Hanlon, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Beth Leavel, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, Patricia Morison, Ken Page, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells, John Tartaglia, Max von Essen and Tony Yazbeck.
Broadway Backwards is described as the "annual celebration where gays and lesbians see their stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, sung by their favorite Broadway performers."
Creator Robert Bartley will again direct and choreograph, with additional choreography by Amy Jones and Melissa Rae Mahon. Mary-Mitchell Campbell returns as music supervisor with Tim Rosser as music director.
Tickets are available at broadwaycares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770, ext. 268. Prices start at $85.
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 $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.