Josh Groban performs at 2017's Broadway Backwards concert.
Josh Groban performs at 2017's Broadway Backwards concert.
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The 2017 edition of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Broadway Backwards raised a record-breaking $522,870 for the organization. The concert was held March 13 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Broadway Backwards is an annual celebration where gays and lesbians experience their stories as told through the great songs of musical theater. The evening is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York. Last year's edition featured a 67-person cast of Broadway and screen stars backed by a live orchestra. It raised a record $480,287.

The evening, hosted by Julie White, featured performances by the likes of Cynthia Erivo and Josh Groban. The show was backed by a 12-piece onstage orchestra.

Tony winner Cynthia Erivo performs at Broadway Backwards.
Tony winner Cynthia Erivo performs at Broadway Backwards.
(© Monica Simoes)