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Broadway Backwards returns for a star-studded, one-night only event March 5, 2012 at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre

“Broadway Backwards” Monday, March 5, 8 pm
Al Hirschfeld Theatre. 302 West 45th Street, NYC

Broadway Backwards 7 is not just another night on Broadway. It’s the only Broadway event custom-made for the gay and lesbian community, their friends and families.

The star-studded line-up for this year’s Broadway Backwards 7 will include Tony Award-winners Betty Buckley, LaChanze and Len Cariou, Tony Award-nominees Charles Busch, Robin De Jes?s, Nancy Dussault, Adam Pascal and Andrew Rannells, two-time Emmy Award-winning comedian Bruce Vilanch and television icon George Takei.

This year’s edition also will include performances by Bryan Batt, Sierra Boggess, Jim Brochu, Dan Butler, Mario Cantone, Jenn Colella, Cicily Daniels, Harvey Evans, Anthony Federov, Barrett Foa, Shawna Hamic, Jackie Hoffman, Telly Leung, Jessie Mueller, Brian Charles Rooney, Jason Michael Snow and Elizabeth Stanley.

Broadway Backwards is produced by Broadway Cares and will benefit BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City.

Broadway Backwards features some of Broadway’s biggest names singing songs originally written for the opposite gender: women singing songs written for men and men singing songs written for women. But, more importantly, at Broadway Backwards women sing about other women and men sing about other men. Broadway Backwards gives its audience a chance to experience some of the most treasured songs of the Great White Way in a new context.

Creator Robert Bartley will again direct and choreograph this special evening with musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. The creative team also includes lighting designer Ryan O’Gara, costume designer Philip Heckman and co-choreographers Stephanie Klemons and Patrick O?Neill.

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Visit Broadway Cares Backwards 2012 for more info.