Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!

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BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6, the one-night-only event held Monday at the Longacre Theatre, raised a record-breaking $281,243 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (the Center). This year's total far surpassed last year's previous record total of $186,780.

BROADWAY BACKWARDS is the only Broadway event custom-made for the gay and lesbian community, our friends and families.  BROADWAY BACKWARDS re-interprets the songs of musical theater by featuring women singing songs originally written for men and men singing songs written for women. By keeping the lyrics intact, including the pronouns, each song takes on an entirely new dimension. It's Broadway in a whole new key.

Broadway Backwards Creator Robert Bartley directed and choreographed with co-choreographer/associate director Kathryn Kendall and musical direction by Chris Haberl. The creative team also included lighting designer Paul Miller, costumer designer Philip Heckman and musical supervisor Patrick Vaccariello

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised over $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States. 

BC/EFA also awards annual grants to more than 400 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of seven programs at The Actors Fund, including The HIV/AIDS Initiative, The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic and more. 

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center provides innovative social service, youth programs and activities, educational and cultural/recreational programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of all ages. Since its inception, the Center has been the only LGBT-identified resource delivering a continuum of substance abuse prevention and treatment services to LGBT communities in and around NYC. More than 3,000 clients use Center Counseling, Advocacy, Recovery and Education (Center CARE) annually, which offers low-cost/no cost professional counseling and social services for substance abuse prevention and related HIV/AIDS, mental health and gender identity issues. More than 1,000 adolescents participate in our LGBT youth prevention program, the Youth Enrichment Services (YES) Program. In September 2007 the Center opened Center CARE Recovery, the first and only licensed outpatient substance abuse treatment program for LGBT communities in New York State.

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!

F. Murray Abraham - 'Hello, Young Lovers' from THE KING AND I

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Clay Aiken - 'Home' from THE WIZ

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Brooks Ashmanskas & Denis O'Hare - 'Marry the Man Today' from GUYS AND DOLLS

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Tony Yazbeck - 'The Music and the Mirror' from A CHORUS LINE

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Bebe NeuwirthJennifer Dunne, Robyn Hurder, Suzanne Hylenski, Pilar Millhollen, Dana Moore & Tonya Wathen - 'All I Care About is Love' from CHICAGO

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Tituss Burgess - 'Stars and the Moon' from SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Len Cariou - 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered' from PAL JOEY

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Robin De Jesus and Bobby Steggert - 'The Trolley Song' from MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Lilias White - 'Some Enchanted Evening' from SOUTH PACIFIC

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Dan Butler & Kirsten Wyatt - 'I'll Never Be Jealous Again' from THE PAJAMA GAME

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Reed Kelly, Kenway Hon Wai K. Kua, Patrick O'Neill, Alfie Parker Jr., Jody Reynard & Matt Steffens - 'Cell Block Tango' from CHICAGO

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Debra Monk - 'On the Street Where You Live' from MY FAIR LADY

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Hinton Battle with Valerie Dowd, Kathryn Kendall, Charis Leos and Kristin Maloney - 'Lida Rose / Will I Ever Tell You? from THE MUSIC MAN

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Jan Maxwell, Farah Alvin & Jason Tam with: Amy Decker, Kurt Domoney, Matt Gibson, Jennifer Leigh Gottlieb, Joe Grandy, Tim McGarrigal, Michael-Kennen Miller, Masaya Palmer, Danielle Erin Rhodes & Jeannine Elizabeth Yoder - 'Summer Nights' from GREASE

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!

Jan Maxwell, Farah Alvin & Jason Tam with: Amy Decker, Kurt Domoney, Matt Gibson, Jennifer Leigh Gottlieb, Joe Grandy, Tim McGarrigal, Michael-Kennen Miller, Masaya Palmer, Danielle Erin Rhodes & Jeannine Elizabeth Yoder - 'Summer Nights' from GREASE

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Jan Maxwell - 'Summer Nights' from GREASE

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Karen Olivo and Mandy Gonzalez - 'When You're Home' from IN THE HEIGHTS

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Ward Billeisen, Colman Domingo & Jose Llana - 'You Could Drive a Person Crazy' from COMPANY

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Brian Charles Rooney and the Ensemble in 'One Halloween' and 'But Alive' from APPLAUSE

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!
Alan Cumming with Reed Kelly, Alfie Parker, Jr., Jody Reynard and Matt Steffens 'Don't Tell Mama' from CABARET

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com


 
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