The sold-out audience at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre was dazzled Monday, March 21, 2016, by this year’s stirring edition of Broadway Backwards.
The annual celebration, where men sing songs originally written for women and vice versa offering this audience the chance to see LGBT stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, set a new fundraising record.
The evening raised an incredible $480,287 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City.
The evening included performances by Broadway legend Chita Rivera, Finding Neverland's Laura Michelle Kelly, Kinky Boot's Wayne Brady, Wicked's Nick Adams, Len Cariou, Eddie Korbich, Treat Williams and many, many more.
Broadway Backwards began as a small, grassroots concert performed at The Center in 2006, quickly grew into an highly anticipated event presented in Broadway’s best theaters.
In its 11 editions, Broadway Backwards has raised more than $2.4 million for Broadway Cares and The Center.