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Lena Hall, Mario Cantone, and More Join the Roster for Broadway Backwards

The 10th annual showcase will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Lena Hall, Tony Award-winning star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will perform at the annual Broadway Backwards benefit concert.
(© David Gordon)

The 10th-anniversary edition of Broadway Backwards, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, has added more Broadway stars to the lineup of talent set to perform at the March 9 event at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

The benefit concert will now include performances by Tony Award winners Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Lillias White (Texas in Paris), Tony nominees Charles Busch (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), Mario Cantone (Laugh Whore), Robin De Jesús (Wicked), Norm Lewis (The Phantom of the Opera), Lee Roy Reams (The Producers), and Douglas Sills (Living on Love), and stage regulars Telly Leung (The World of Extreme Happiness), Maureen McGovern (Little Women), and Micah Stock (It's Only a Play).

As previously announced, the show will also feature Tony Award winners Len Cariou (Blue Bloods) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), as well as Broadway vets Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch), Tony Yazbeck (On the Town), Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid), Julie Halston (You Can't Take It With You), Ann Harada (Brooklynite), Jackie Hoffman (On the Town), and Aaron Lazar (The Last Ship).

Robert Bartley directs and choreographs the show, with Mary-Mitchell Campbell as music supervisor and Tim Rosser as music director. Adam Roberts serves as associate choreographer, with lighting design by Ryan O'Gara and costume design by Bernadette Banner.

Broadway Backwards is an annual celebration where gays and lesbians experience their stories as told through the great songs of musical theatre. Last year's sold-out show raised a record-breaking $423,182 and featured a lineup of 51 performers from Broadway, film, and television.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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