Broadway Backwards, the annual celebration where gays and lesbians experience their stories as told through the great songs of musical theater and performed by their favorite Broadway performers, returns for its 9th edition on Monday, March 24.
This one-night-only musical performance produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
VIP tickets include premium seats and a special post-show party with the cast. A limited number of “Backstage & Beyond” ticket packages also are available, which include the opportunity to see the dress rehearsal, exclusive backstage access, a “meet and greet” with some of the stars of Broadway Backwards, premium seats for the show and more. Tickets are available exclusively at broadwaycares.org or by calling 212.840.0770, ext. 268. Prices start at $85.
This year’s special guest performers will be announced later this month. Creator Robert Bartley will again direct and choreograph. Also returning are Mary-Mitchell Campbell as music supervisor, Tim Rosser as music director with Amy Jones providing additional choreography.
Last year’s sold-out show raised a record-breaking $347,060 and featured a line‐up of performers who had been collectively nominated for 34 Tony Awards, 25 Emmy Awards, and two Oscars.
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 five years.
Al Hirschfeld Theatre
302 West 45th Street
Monday, March 24
Take a peek at last year’s benefit: