BWW TV: Go Backstage at BC/EFA's Record-Breaking BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2014!
Broadway's best filled a sold-out Al Hirschfeld Theatre with laughter, tears and cheers during the unforgettable ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards on Monday, March 24, 2014, raising a record-breaking $423,182 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. In the video below, go backstage with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge as he chats with some of the evening's participants, including: Norm Lewis, Julie White, Kyle Dean Massey, and more!
The standing-room-only show, hysterically hosted by Tony Award winner Julie White and adorable newcomer Bebe Wood, featured a bevy of show-stopping performances, including memorable star turns by Jonathan Groff, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Beth Leavel, Norm Lewis, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells, Patricia Morison, the original "Kate" in Kiss Me, Kate who just turned 99 years old, and more.
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. It is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and was presented this year in the historic Hirschfeld Theatre, currently home to the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots.
This year's edition of Broadway Backwards featured a talented 51-person cast and onstage orchestra. Creator Robert Bartley directed and choreographed, with additional choreography by Amy Jones and Melissa Rae Mahon. Mary-Mitchell Campbell served as music supervisor with Tim Rosser as music director. The creative team included lighting designer Philip S. Rosenberg, costume designer Philip Heckman and sound designer Pitsch Karrer.
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