Photo Coverage: Meet the BROADWAY BACKWARDS 7 Cast!
BROADWAY BACKWARDS 7 played Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre last night at 8pm. The show featured 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. Check out the evening's cast after last night's performance!
This year's star-studded line-up has been honored with three individual Tony Awards, 13 Tony nominations, two Emmy Awards and eight Emmy nominations. Performers include Bryan Batt (TV's "Mad Men"), Sierra Boggess (Master Class, Love Never Dies), Jim Brochu (Zero Hour), Betty Buckley (Cats, Sunset Boulevard), Charles Busch (The Divine Sister), Dan Butler ("Frasier"), Len Cariou ("Blue Bloods," Sweeney Todd), Mario Cantone (Laugh Whore), Jenn Colella (High Fidelity), Cicily Daniels (The Little Mermaid), Robin De Jesús (La Cage Aux Folles), Nancy Dussault (Into the Woods), Harvey Evans, Anthony Federov ("American Idol"), Barrett Foa ("NCIS: LA," Avenue Q), Shawna Hamic (Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Tour), Jackie Hoffman (The Addams Family), LaChanze (The Color Purple), Telly Leung (Godspell), Jessie Mueller (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever), Adam Pascal (Rent, Memphis) Brian Charles Rooney (Threepenny Opera), Jason Michael Snow (The Book of Mormon), Elizabeth Stanley (Million Dollar Quartet), Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon), George Takei ("Star Trek") and comedian/writer Bruce Vilanch.
BROADWAY BACKWARDS began as a grassroots concert performed at the Center in 2006. In subsequent years, the event grew quickly, performing Off-Broadway at 37 Arts, followed by Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater at the Vivian Beaumont and last year at the Longacre Theatre.
Creator Robert Bartley directed and choreographed with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. The creative team also included co-choreographers Stephanie Klemons (Bring It On) and Patrick O'Neill (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever), lighting designer Ryan O'Gara and costume designer Philip Heckman.
BROADWAY BACKWARDS 7 is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits BC/EFA and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
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 more than $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
BC/EFA 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 and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic. For more information, visit broadwaycares.org.
A beacon of hope for 29 years, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center builds and supports our community through arts and culture, wellness and recovery, HIV/AIDS services, family services and life-saving youth programs designed to foster healthy development in a safe, affirming environment. The Center envisions a world where LGBT people will no longer face discrimination or isolation because of who we are or who we love. We offer a welcoming home to thousands of visitors each year and are committed to serving all LGBT people through a variety of programs, services and activities that are designed to meet existing and emerging needs. The Center is many things to many people. We invite you to experience our home at 208 West 13th Street in person and online at gaycenter.org.
Photos by Linda Lenzi
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