Josh Groban, Cynthia Erivo, and More Join Broadway Backwards
The event will take place March 13.
Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), four-time Grammy Award nominee Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Tony Award winner Cady Huffman (The Producers), and Tony nominees Carolee Carmello (Sweeney Todd) and Santino Fontana (Cinderella) have joined the lineup for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' 2017 Broadway Backwards concert on March 13 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
Robert Creighton (Cagney), Eric Petersen (School of Rock), Megan Sikora (Holiday Inn), six-time Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch and Jersey Boys original cast members Dominic Nolfi, Michael Longoria, and Daniel Reichard will also take part, alongside the previously announced Sierra Boggess, Alex Brightman, Tituss Burgess, Len Cariou, Ariana DeBose, Lora Lee Gayer, John Glover, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Rachel Bay Jones, Levi Kreis, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Javier Muñoz, Bobby Steggert, Andrew Rannells, Bobby Conte Thornton, Kathleen Turner, and Rachel York. Tony winner Julie White will return to host.
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.
Broadway Backwards creator Robert Bartley will direct the show, with Mary-Mitchell Campbell as music supervisor and Laura Bergquist as music director. Choreography will be created by Bartley, Christopher Rice, and Adam Roberts.