The annual Broadway Backwards live performance, that includes gender-reversed and star-studded twists on traditional and trendy favorites, takes place March 30 just about because of the ongoing coronavirus issues.
The night, produced by Broadway Cares/Fairness Fights AIDS to learn each Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Homosexual, Bisexual & Transgender Group Middle in New York Metropolis, seems to be towards life post-pandemic and is streamed totally free at 8 PM ET at BroadwayCares.org/Backwards2021. Will probably be obtainable on demand by means of April 3.
Exploring how the isolation of the pandemic has affected the LGBTQIA+ group, the profit options Jay Armstrong Johnson as an remoted New Yorker who goals a fantastical journey guided by a late-night tv host, portrayed by Jenn Colella. Viewers also can count on a gap quantity with Stephanie J. Block, Deborah Cox, and Lea Salonga.
Moreover, the stream consists of new appearances by Amy Adams, Debbie Allen, Matt Bomer, Brenda Braxton, Len Cariou, Glenn Close, Loretta Devine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, James Monroe Iglehart, Cheyenne Jackson, Cherry Jones, L Morgan Lee, Raymond J. Lee, Aasif Mandvi, Eric McCormack, Michael McElroy, Debra Messing, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Javier Muñoz, Kelli O’Hara, Karen Olivo, Jim Parsons, Bernadette Peters, Eve Plumb, Roslyn Ruff, Sis, Elizabeth Stanley, and Tony Yazbeck in addition to journalists Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, and Robin Roberts.
The present additionally consists of performances from earlier editions of Broadway Backwards by Ward Billeisen, Charl Brown, Tituss Burgess, Joshua Buscher-West, Len Cariou, Carolee Carmello, Jamie Cepero, Bryan Terrell Clark, Darren Criss, Steven Cutts, Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Garlen Gilliland, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Andy Kelso, Eddie Korbich, Marty Lawson, Michael McElroy, Bonnie Milligan, Debra Monk, Alfie Parker Jr., Brandon Pearson, Eric Petersen, Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Andrew Rannells, Alex Ringler, Chita Rivera, Michael James Scott, Ryan Steele, Dennis Stowe, Lillias White, Curtis Wiley, and Tony Yazbeck.
The night additionally consists of particular appeals from Chasten Buttigieg, Ariana DeBose, Debra Messing, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tony Shalhoub, and Ben Vereen in addition to performances by Robert Creighton, Danyel Fulton, Eileen Galindo, Sam Gravitte, Sheldon Henry, Diana Huey, Aaron Libby, Nathan Lucrezio, Melinda Porto, Shelby Ringdahl, Vishal Vaidya, and Blake Zolfo.
Creator Robert Bartley returns as author and director with Mary-Mitchell Campbell as music supervisor, Ted Arthur as music director, Eamon Foley as director of pictures and video editor, and Tyler Milliron as VFX designer. Joshua Buscher-West is the affiliate director, together with Nick Connors as orchestrator, Benedict Braxton-Smith as music producer and audio engineer, Matt Kraus as sound designer, and Samantha Rodriguez as costume designer.
The 2020 version of Broadway Backwards was scheduled for March 16 and was canceled simply days earlier than the present due to the pandemic. Since its launch in 2006, Broadway Backwards has raised greater than $5.3 million for Broadway Cares and The Middle.
Whereas the stream is free, donations will probably be accepted for Broadway Cares and The Middle. Each greenback donated will assist these affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, and different crucial sicknesses obtain meals, lifesaving medicine, psychological well being assist, and different well being and wellness providers.
For sponsorship alternatives go to BroadwayCares.org/Backwards2021.