The annual performance “Broadway Backwards” will return on March 11. The one-night-only concert will be held at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre. Produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the yearly event features Broadway performers reinterpreting traditional showtunes with an LGBTQ perspective.
Directed and choreographed by its creator, Robert Bartley, “Broadway Backwards” will benefit both Broadway Cares and New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.
Sharing choreographic duties with Bartley will be Skye Mattox and Adam Roberts. Roberts will also serve as associate director.
The “Broadway Backwards” music team will include Ted Arthur and Mary-Mitchell Campbell as music supervisors, Michael Gacetta as music director and Nicholas Connors and Nick Wilders as associate music directors.
The evening’s performers will be announced at a later date. Mark Brandon and Jarrett Reiche of ARC will serve as casting consultants.
The 18th edition of “Broadway Backwards” is being sponsored by City National Bank, Jean Paul Gaultier, the New York Times and United Airlines.