Gender-Reversing Broadway Backwards Concert Presented April 2

Broadway Cares   Gender-Reversing Broadway Backwards Concert Presented April 2
The 13th annual benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the LGBT Center will feature Taylor Trensch, Lea Salonga, Ethan Slater, and more.
Taylor Trensch, Lea Salonga, and Ethan Slater
Taylor Trensch, Lea Salonga, and Ethan Slater

The 13th annual Broadway Backwards concert—featuring male singers performing songs traditionally sung by women and vice versa—is presented April 2 at 8 PM at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Wayne Brady
Wayne Brady Layne Dixon

The evening, which aims to shatter gender norms and celebrates love in all its forms, features the talents of Emmy Award winner Wayne Brady (Kinky Boots), Bryan Terrell Clark (Hamilton), Noah Galvin (Dear Evan Hansen), Gaelen Gilliland (SpongeBob SquarePants), Telly Leung (Aladdin), Michael McElroy (Sunday in the Park with George), Andrea McArdle (Beauty and the Beast, Annie), Joey McIntyre (New Kids on the Block, Wicked), Eric Petersen (Escape to Margaritaville), Martha Plimpton (A Delicate Balance, TV’s The Real O'Neals), Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants), Nico Tortorella (TV’s Younger), Taylor Trensch (Dear Evan Hansen), Anneliese van der Pol (Beauty and the Beast, TV’s That’s So Raven), Betsy Wolfe (Waitress), Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess, Tony winner Len Cariou, Julie Halston, Shawna Hamic, Jay Armstrong Johnson, two-time Tony winner Andrea Martin, Academy Award winner Hayley Mills, Alex Newell, Tony winner Lea Salonga, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren, Sharon Wheatley, Christian Dante White, and Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck.

Creator Robert Bartley again directs with musical supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and musical direction by Laura Bergquist. Choreography has been created for the show by Bartley, Adam Roberts, and Chaz Wolcott.

Broadway Backwards 13 is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.


In its 12 previous editions, Broadway Backwards has raised more than $3.4 million for Broadway Cares and The Center.

Click here for ticket information.

(Updated April 2, 2018)

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