NYC - Raising monies for Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids (EFA) "Broadway Backwards" is back with more stars than ever before. The show allows men to sing women's songs or women to sing men songs, which brings on a whole new meaning to the Broadway songs, therefore the name "Broadway Backwards".
"The true fact that we have people in our nation, some artists and stage performers that are on waiting list for HIV/AIDS medication should be enough reasons to support a special benefit like "Broadway Backwards". BroadwayGlobal.
"Broadway Backwards" one night only, Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Place Theatre. Josh Young "Bring on the Best" with dancing, singing sharing a musical must see supporting those living with HIV." ' Broadway Global.
The annual celebration of "Broadway Backwards" is where gays and lesbians see their stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, sung by their favorite Broadway performers. "Broadway Backwards" is produced by Broadway Cares and will benefit BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City.
"Broadway Backwards" shares and exclusive behind the scenes look at rehearsals. Click on the clip in the article. Tony Award nominee Josh Young rehearses his number for this year's "Broadway Backwards": "Bring On the Men," from "Jekyll & Hyde".
"Broadway Backwards" is a one‐night‐ only musical performance produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, benefiting Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. This year's edition of Broadway Backwards will be at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013 at Broadway's Palace Theatre.
This year's line-up of celebrity performers has been collectively nominated for 34 Tony Awards, 25 Emmy Awards and two Oscars.
The line-up includes Academy Award winner and four-time Tony Award nominee Estelle Parsons, five-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell, four-time Tony nominee and five-time Emmy nominee Victor Garber, five-time Emmy winner Doris Roberts, two-time Tony winner Judy Kaye, Tony winners Len Cariou, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Karen Ziemba, two-time Emmy-winning comedian Bruce Vilanch, Tony nominees Daniel Breaker, Malcolm Gets, Anita Gillette, Tony Sheldon and Josh Young, and Ward Billeisen, Stephanie J. Block, John Bolton, Jake Boyd, Jim Brochu, Ashley Brown, Tituss Burgess, Robert Creighton, Jose Llana, Kyle Dean Massey, Stacey Oristano, Eve Plumb and Howie Michael Smith.
The evening also will include a performance by teenage spoken word sensation Noah St. John. Noah, a high school junior , recently gained national fame after winning the top storytelling performance prize from NPR's "Snap Judgment" for an inspirational poetry slam about his two moms. Creator Robert Bartley will again direct and choreograph this special evening. Amy Jones serves as co-choreographer.
Last year's sold-out show raised a record-breaking $329,000 for the two organizations and featured dazzling performances from an impressive line-up of stars who collectively boasted three individual Tony Awards and 13 Tony nominations.
"Broadway Backwards" began as a grassroots concert performed at the Center in 2006. In subsequent years, the event grew quickly, performing off-Broadway, then on Broadway for the last four years.
"Broadway Backwards" is an annual celebration where gays and lesbians see their stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, sung by their favorite Broadway performers. Tickets are available exclusively at www.broadwaycares.org or by calling 212-840-0770, ext. 268. Please note: All ticketing levels are sold out. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door before the event, beginning at 6:30 pm.
The Palace Theatre is located at 1564 Broadway New York, NY 10036, New York, NY.