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Tituss Burgess, Rachel Bay Jones, and Javier Muñoz Join 2017 Broadway Backwards

The cast list for the annual event has been announced.

Rachel Bay Jones, Tituss Burgess, and Javier Muñoz will take part in 2017's Broadway Backwards.
Rachel Bay Jones, Tituss Burgess, and Javier Muñoz will take part in this year's Broadway Backwards.
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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has announced casting for its 2017 Broadway Backwards concert on March 13 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

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.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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