Shoshana Bean, Jordan Fisher, Alex Newell, Constance Wu, More Are Part of Broadway Backwards Concert March 11 | Playbill

Broadway Cares Shoshana Bean, Jordan Fisher, Alex Newell, Constance Wu, More Are Part of Broadway Backwards Concert March 11

The evening benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

Shoshana Bean, Jordan Fisher, Alex Newell, and Constance Wu

Broadway Backwards, the annual benefit concert celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community via songs from the musical theatre, returns to Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre, current home of Disney's Aladdin, March 11 at 8 PM.

Produced by Broadway Cares, the evening benefits the theatrical nonprofit and New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center). Tony nominee Jenn Colella again hosts.

The evening features more than 100 performers, including Shoshana Bean (Hell’s Kitchen), Julie Benko (Harmony), Jonathan Bennett (Spamalot), Todd Buonopane (Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella), Tituss Burgess (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (My Fair Lady), Tony winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd), Bradley Dean (Here We Are), Darius de Haas (Shuffle Along), Robin de Jesús (The Boys in the Band), Jordan Fisher (Hadestown), Joshua Henry (Into the Woods), Arielle Jacobs (Here Lies Love), Casey Likes (Back to the Future: The Musical), John McGinty (King Lear), Shoba Narayan (Aladdin), Tony winner Alex Newell (Shucked), Courtney Reed (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Jelani Remy (Back to the Future: The Musical), Tony winner Lillias White (Hadestown), Constance Wu (Little Shop of Horrors), Tony Yazbeck (Flying Over Sunset), Chip Zien (Harmony), and the Grammy-nominated Broadway Inspirational Voices, plus Joe Chisholm, Daniel Marmion, Nicholas Park, Morgana Shaw, and Jamison Stern.

The artists are backed by a 13-piece orchestra.

Creator Robert Bartley returns to direct and choreograph the show, joined by music supervisors Ted Arthur and Mary-Mitchell Campbell, music director Michael Gacetta, associate music directors Nicholas Connors and Nick Wilders, and choreographers and associate directors Skye Mattox and Adam Roberts. ARC’s Mark Brandon and Jarrett Reiche are casting consultants, Christopher Tester is the director of American Sign Language, and E. Sara Barnes is the production stage manager.

The evening also features lighting design by Carolyn Wong, sound design by Maria Renee Foucher, and prop design by Jenna Snyder and Alexander Wylie. Costume designers are Kitty Cassetti, Jess Gersz, Vanessa Leuck, Natalie Loveland, Tyler Carlton Williams, and Nicole Zausmer.

What began as a small, grassroots concert performed at The Center in 2006 has grown into a highly anticipated event. In its 17 editions, Broadway Backwards has raised more than $7 million for Broadway Cares and The Center. Last year’s edition raised a record $765,069. The 67-person cast featured Corbin Bleu, Wayne Brady, Robbie Fairchild, Robyn Hurder, Bonnie Milligan, Anthony Rapp, Lea Salonga, and more backed by a 13-piece orchestra.

VIP tickets include premium seats and a special post-show reception with the cast. A limited number of “Backstage & Beyond” ticket packages also are available.

Broadway Cares 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 theater community, since 1988 Broadway Cares has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

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Corbin Bleu, Lea Salonga, Adrianna Hicks, and More Perform at Broadway Backwards 2023

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