One of Broadway’s most-eagerly anticipated and cleverly-constructed fundraisers, Broadway Backwards, it set to return this April 2, 2018. The one-night only event will be held at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) at 8:00 PM. Produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and benefitting Broadway Cares and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Broadway Backwards in now in its 13th edition.
Always a star-studded event, Broadway Backwards features a wide-array of Broadway and Off-Broadway talent. The evening’s entertainment comes with a unique twist: “men sing songs originally intended for women, and vice versa. Artists will honor the great songs of musical theatre while challenging the boundaries and limitations of gender and sexual identity in this evening when love comes before all else.”
Talent for this must-see event will be announced in the coming-weeks. Robert Bartley, who created the idea for Broadway Backwards, will 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 and Adam Roberts. Broadway Backwards is generously sponsored by Facebook, The New York Times and United Airlines.
VIP tickets include premium seats and a special post-show cocktail reception 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 online at broadwaycares.org or by calling 212-840-0770, ext. 229.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.
Photo by Monica Simoes.
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