Jonathan Groff, Jessie Mueller, Krysta Rodriguez and Bryan Batt Announced for Broadway Backwards
By Adam Hetrick
Broadway Backwards, the annual fundraiser that features male singers performing songs traditionally sung by women, and women singing tunes written for men, will feature Jonathan Groff, Jessie Mueller, Krysta Rodriguez, Bryan Batt and more.
Creator Robert Bartley directs and choreographs the popular evening that will take place March 24 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. It has musical supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, musical direction by Tim Rosser and additional choreography by Amy Jones.
Among the notable performers participating will be Broadway veteran Patricia Morison, who created the role of Kate in the original Broadway production of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate.
Also announced are Groff (Spring Awakening, "Looking"), Mueller (Beautiful, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Rodriguez ("Smash," First Date), Batt ("Mad Men," La Cage aux Folles), Stephanie J. Block (Wicked, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music), Robin De Jesús (La Cage aux Folles, In The Heights), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, Les Misérables), Cass Morgan (The Bridges of Madison County) and Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy).
Last year's Broadway Backwards raised $347,060 for Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Read Playbill.com's coverage of the event here.
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.
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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