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Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!

This year's BROADWAY BACKWARDS (#broadwaybackwards) took the stage last night at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC), home to the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. The evening is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York. BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate with the theatre community on the big night and you can check out photos below!

Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera, Tony nominees Stephanie J. Block and Tony Sheldon, Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple, "Orange is the New Black"), and Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland) were just some of the stunning cast of this year's one-night-only musical celebration, custom-made for the LGBT community, our friends and families. Tony winner Julie White, a longtime supporter of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, hosted this year's 11th edition.

Other performers included: Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Little Mermaid), Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, TV's Blue Bloods), Andre De Shields (Gotta Dance), Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You), Eddie Korbich (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Telly Leung (Allegiance), Beth Malone (Fun Home), Lesli Margherita (Dames at Sea), Karen Mason (Sunset Boulevard), Kenita R. Miller (Xanadu), Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!), Ken Page (Cats), Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening, TV's Smash), Emily Skinner (Side Show), Ricky Ubeda (On the Town, TV's So You Think You Can Dance), Treat Williams (Follies), Tony Yazbeck (Finding Neverland) and Broadway trio Apollo Link.

BROADWAY BACKWARDS Creator Robert Bartley again directed the show. Also returning were Mary-Mitchell Campbell as music supervisor and Tim Rosser as music director. Bartley, Al Blackstone, David Bushman, JoAnn Hunter and Adam Roberts choreographed. Chris DeCamillis served as production stage manager; Paul Miller as lightning designer, Matt Kraus as sound designer and Matthew J. Kilgore as costume designer.

Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Lesli Margherita

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Chita Rivera

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Chita Rivera

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Telly Leung

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Telly Leung

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Brad Oscar

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Brad Oscar

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Tituss Burgess

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Tituss Burgess ad Brad Oscar

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Kathleen Turner

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Lesli Margherita

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Danielle Brooks

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Kathleen Turner and Robert Bartley

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Len Cariou

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Tony Yazbeck

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Treat Williams

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Karen Mason

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Tony Sheldon

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Tony Sheldon

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Tony Sheldon and Karen Mason

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Eddie Korbich

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Brandon Rubendall, Adam Roberts and Jake Odmark

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Brandon Rubendall, Adam Roberts and Jake Odmark

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Kenita R. Miller

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Ricky Ubeda

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Jay Armstrong Johnson

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Jay Armstrong Johnson and Ricky Ubeda

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Tom Viola, Glennda Testone and Daniel Whitman

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Tyler Lemire and Mallory Davis

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Diana Rose Becker and Paul Louis Lessard

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Bronson Norris Murphy and Paul Louis Lessard

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Mark D. Lingenfelter and Diana Rose Becker

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Danielle Brooks

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
James Babcock, Adam Overett, Katherine O'Sullivan, Sharon Burde and Telly Leung

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Lane Beauchamp and Danielle Brooks

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Danielle Brooks and Robert Bartley

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Robert Bartley and Danielle Brooks

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Peter Nelson, Ward Billeisen and Seth Danner

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Kenita R. Miller

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Kenita R. Miller

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Ashanti J'Aria and Kenita R. Miller

Photos: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
Philippe Arroyo and Emily Schultheis


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