The annual Broadway Backwards charity concert returns this coming Monday to the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City. The one-night-only extravaganza tells LGBTQ+ stories like no other production on Broadway.
It’s an evening where your favorite Broadway stars, backed by a live orchestra, reinterpret classic and current songs of musical theater into anthems of LGBTQ+ experiences.
Broadway Backwards began as a grassroots concert performed at The Center in 2006 and has since become one of the most anticipated annual celebrations on Broadway.
In 2022, Broadway Backwards returned to its home at the New Amsterdam Theatre after the pandemic shutdown put a two-year pause on the live, in-person event. The return raised a record $758,582, besting the previous record set by 2021’s virtual edition.
Special guests set to perform this year include F. Murray Abraham, George Abud, Philippe Arroyo, Corbin Bleu, Wayne Brady, Len Cariou, Bradley Dean, Dormeshia, Eden Espinosa, Robbie Fairchild, Barrett Foa, Adrianna Hicks, Robyn Hurder, Beth Leavel, Brittney Mack, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Bonnie Milligan, Jeigh Madjus, Chris McCarrell, Samantha Pauly, Anthony Rapp, Turner Riley, Lea Salonga, Kyle Scatliffe, A.J. Shively, Alexandra Silber, Ali Stroker, Paulo Szot and Paul C. Vogt.
Broadway Backwards is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
Check out more past performances below. Here’s the link for tickets.