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Broadway Backwards Raises Over Half a Million for Broadway Cares

The annual event took place on April 2.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS raised a record-breaking $680,273 during its 2018 Broadway Backwards 2018 benefit, which took place April 2 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Broadway Backwards is a star-studded evening featuring performances from Broadway's brightest talents, with a twist: Men sing songs originally intended for women, and vice versa. Artists honor the great songs of musical theater while challenging the boundaries and limitations of gender and sexual identity. Funds raised go to support Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City.

Broadway Backwards creator Robert Bartley returned to direct the show. He was joined by Mary-Mitchell Campbell as music supervisor and Laura Bergquist as music director.

Highlights of the evening included Andrea Martin performing "My Girlfriend Who Lives in Canada" from Avenue Q; Telly Leung and Taylor Trensch duetting on "Who Will Love Me as I Am?" from Side Show; and New Kids on the Block's Joey McIntyre belting "Don't Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl.

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