BROADWAY BACKWARDS Returns This March
Broadway Backwards is back! Cherished legends, storied stars and rising talent will come together with reimagined twists on favorite show tunes that share LGBTQ+ stories when Broadway Backwards returns on Monday, March 11th, 2024.
The elevated evening of love, community and unparalleled performances is the only annual Broadway event custom-made for the LGBTQ+ community and its friends and allies. By taking familiar songs in the Broadway canon and transforming them into queer anthems and love ballads, Broadway Backwards tells the stories many wish were told onstage.
The 18th edition of Broadway Backwards will be performed at 8 pm at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre, currently home to Disney’s long-running hit Aladdin.
This year's special guest performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Creator Robert Bartley will return to direct and choreograph the show. He will be joined by Ted Arthur and Mary-Mitchell Campbell as music supervisors, Michael Gacetta as music director, Nicholas Connors and Nick Wilders as associate music directors, Skye Mattox as choreographer and Adam Roberts as choreographer and associate director. ARC’s Mark Brandon, CSA, and Jarrett Reiche join as casting consultants.
Last year’s empowering edition raised a record $765,069. The 67-person cast featured a bevy of beloved Broadway stars, including Corbin Bleu, Wayne Brady, Robbie Fairchild, Robyn Hurder, Bonnie Milligan, Anthony Rapp and Lea Salonga, backed by a live, 13-piece orchestra.
What began as a small, grassroots concert performed at The Center in 2006 quickly grew into a highly anticipated event presented in Broadway’s best theaters. In its 17 editions, Broadway Backwards has raised more than $7 million for Broadway Cares and The Center.
Longtime corporate partner City National Bank joins Broadway Backwards as presenting sponsor this year, with additional generous support from lead sponsors Jean Paul Gaultier, The New York Times and United Airlines.
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