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. The event is star-studded for one-night only on March 18, 8 pm
Produced by Broadway Cares, it will benefit BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City.
The celebrity 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, Chad Kimball, Tony Sheldon and Josh Young, and Ward Billeisen, Stephanie J. Block, John Bolton, Jim Brochu, Ashley Brown, Tituss Burgess, Robert Creighton, John Treacy Egan, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Jose Llana, Kyle Dean Massey, Stacey Oristano, Eve Plumb and Howie Michael Smith. Collectively this group has been nominated for 34 Tony Awards, 25 Emmy Awards and two Oscars.
Teenage spoken word sensation Noah St. John is also included in this all-star line-up. Noah’s a high school junior who 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 now in its 8th season. Amy Jones serves as co-choreographer.
www.broadwaycares.org 212 840-0770