Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth and American Idol and Broadway vet Clay Aiken are among the stars who will take part in the gender-bending evening Broadway Backwards, the annual event featuring performances of well-known musical theater songs written for the opposite sex. The one-night-only benefit event will take place on February 7 at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre.
In addition to Neuwirth and Aiken, the star-studded lineup for the evening includes Karen Olivo, Lillias White, Hinton Battle, Brooks Ashmanskas, Ward Billeisen, Colman Domingo, Jason Tam, Tituss Burgess, Len Cariou, Alan Cumming, Robin De Jesús, Jose Llana, Debra Monk, Denis O’Hare, Bobby Steggert, Brian Charles Rooney, Tony Yazbeck and F. Murray Abraham.
Broadway Backwards 6, which benefits the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, will be directed and choreographed by creator Robert Bartley. Kathryn Kendall will serve as co-choreographer/associate director, with Chris Haber as musical director.