Broadway Backwards set for Mar 13

1/18/2017 2:30pm

The Broadway community will come together once again for Broadway Backwards, an annual celebration of unity, equality and love through gender-reversed performances of classic show tunes on Mon Mar 13. The evening is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefiting Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. The star-studded event features performances of quintessential Broadway tunes with a twist: men sing songs originally intended for women, and vice versa. Artists will perform the great songs of musical theatre while freeing themselves of the bounds of gender norms. It’s a show where gender doesn’t matter, but love does. The 12th edition will be performed at 8 pm at the Al Hirschfeld  (302 West 45th St.) Tickets are available at broadwaycares.org. This evening will include performances from Sierra BoggessAlex Brightman, Tituss Burgess, Len Cariou, Ariana DeBose, Lora Lee GayerJohn Glover, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Rachel Bay Jones, Levi Kreis, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Javier Muñoz, Bobby SteggertAndrew Rannells, Bobby Conte Thornton, Kathleen Turner Rachel York. Creator Robert Bartley will return to direct the show. He will be joined by Mary-Mitchell Campbell as music supervisor and Laura Bergquist as music director. Choreography will be created by Bartley, Christopher Rice and Adam Roberts. Last year’s performance raised a record $480,287. Press contact: Boneau/Bryan-Brown (212/575-3030)...