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Nick Adams, Florence Henderson, Michele Lee, Lea Salonga, Douglas Sills, et al. Set for Broadway Backwards

Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga

The full line-up of participants for Broadway Backwards 5, to be held at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre, on Monday, February 22 at 8pm, has been announced. Florence Henderson will host the show.

Participating performers will be Nick Adams, Martine Allard, Gary Beach, Dan Butler, Tituss Burgess, Mario Cantone, Len Cariou, Robert Cuccioli, Raúl Esparza, Harvey Evans, Tony Goldwyn, Valerie Harper, Ann Harada, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Aaron Lazar, Michele Lee, Julia Murney, Becki Newton, Anthony Nunziata, Will Nunziata, Tonya Pinkins, Lee Roy Reams, Lea Salonga, Douglas SIlls, and Bruce Vilanch, as well as an ensemble of over 50 Broadway singers and dancers.

The annual event features performers singing tunes usually associated with the opposite gender. The event’s creator, Robert Bartley, will direct and choreograph the show, which will feature musical direction by Wayne Barker. The event is being presented by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, and will benefit both organizations.

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