Neuwirth, Roberts, Llana and More Join Broadway Backwards Benefit | Playbill

News Neuwirth, Roberts, Llana and More Join Broadway Backwards Benefit
A host of additional artists have joined the roster of participants for Broadway Backwards 2, the upcoming benefit concert for the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

Hosted by Seth Rudetsky, the Feb. 26 concert will be held at 37 Arts and will feature direction by Robert Bartley with musical direction by Mark Janas. The evening — where men will sing tunes originally performed by women, and vice versa — will feature the previously announced Betty Buckley, Len Cariou, Rosie O'Donnell, Constantine Maroulis, Kate Reinders, Charles Busch, Richard Kind, Gary Beach and Liz Callaway.

Newcomers to the 8 PM event include Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth, stage and screen star Tony Roberts and Spelling Bee's Jose Llana as well as Ken Alan, Brad Anderson, Paul Castree, Anika Larsen, Michael McElroy, Ric Ryder and Tony Yazbeck.

The inaugural Broadway Backwards concert — held June 5, 2006 — featured the talents of Matt Cavenaugh, Cheyenne Jackson, Karen Mason, Andrea McArdle, Michael McElroy, Pamela Myers and Christine Pedi, among others.

7 Arts is located in Manhattan at 450 West 37th Street. Tickets, priced $35-$5,000, are available by visiting or by calling (212) 307-4100.

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