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BROADWAY BACKWARDS at Al Hirschfeld Theatre to Offer Day-Of Rush Tickets, 3/24

BROADWAY BACKWARDS at Al Hirschfeld Theatre to Offer Day-Of Rush Tickets, 3/24

A limited number of $40 rush tickets for the much-anticipated ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards will be released for sale at 6:30 PM Monday, March 24, 2014. The rush tickets will be sold outside the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). They will not be available at the box office. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, cash only and are limited to two tickets per person. The show begins at 8 PM.

An evening unlike any other on Broadway, Broadway Backwards (#bwaybackwards) is an annual celebration where gays and lesbians see their stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, sung by their favorite Broadway performers.

Just added to this year's lineup are Uzo Aduba (Netflix's "Orange is the New Black," Godspell) and Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin). They join the previously announced Bryan Batt (La Cage aux Folles, TV's "Mad Men"), Michael Berresse (Kiss Me, Kate; A Chorus Line) Stephen Bienskie ("Submissions Only"), Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Robin De Jesús (La Cage aux Folles, In The Heights), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, TV's "Looking"), Colin Hanlon ("Submissions Only," TV's "Modern Family"), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies, "Submissions Only"), Andy Kelso (Kinky Boots), Beth Leavel (Elf, The Drowsy Chaperone), Norm Lewis (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, TV's "Scandal"), Jose Llana (Here Lies Love), Kyle Dean Massey (Wicked, Next to Normal), Debra Monk (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, TV's "Girls"), Cass Morgan (The Bridges of Madison County), Patricia Morison (the original "Kate" in Kiss Me, Kate), Ken Page (Ain't Misbehavin', Cats), Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, TV's "Girls"), Roger Rees (co-director of Peter and the Starcatcher, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby), John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, TV's "Johnny and the Sprites"), Max von Essen (Evita, "Submissions Only"), Julie White (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Little Dog Laughed), Bebe Wood (TV's "The New Normal"), and Tony Yazbeck (Encores! Little Me, Gypsy).

Broadway Backwards is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits BC/EFA and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

A limited number of regularly priced tickets from $85-$550 also are available exclusively at broadwaycares.org or by calling 212.840.0770, ext. 268.

Creator Robert Bartley directs and choreographs, with additional choreography by Amy Jones and Melissa Rae Mahon. Mary-Mitchell Campbell serves as music supervisor with Tim Rosser as music director. The creative team includes lighting designer Philip S. Rosenberg, costume designer Philip Heckman and sound designer Pitsch Karrer.

The presenting sponsor of Broadway Backwards is Lifetime Networks with generous support from The New York Times and United Airlines.

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