Broadway Backwards, which bills itself as "the only annual Broadway event custom-made for the gay and lesbian community, our friends and families," will return for a very special 10th anniversary edition.
Described in press notes as an "annual celebration where gays and lesbians see their stories told through the great songs of musical theatre," the event benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and New York's LGBT Community Center. It's also a fun opportunity for male stars to sing songs traditionally sung by women, and for female stars to sing tunes traditionally sung by men.
Directed and choreographed by creator Robert Bartley, this year's Broadway Backwards will be performed March 9 at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre, home to Tony winner Kinky Boots, and feature some of the most memorable performances from previous editions.
"I’m thrilled to welcome back so many talented performers for this special 10th edition of Broadway Backwards," Bartley said in a statement. "Through the nine editions of Broadway Backwards so far, we've been able to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars that help provide lifesaving medications, counseling and support for LGBT youth and those struggling with HIV/AIDS."
Last year's sold-out event raised a record-breaking $483,182 and featured 51 performers from Broadway, film, and television. Watch highlights below.
For tickets and more information visit BroadwayCares.org.