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 company includes 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.
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.