Tony Award nominees Victor Garber, Jan Maxwell, Malcolm Gets, Chad Kimball and Josh Young will round out the ensemble of stars to be featured at the eighth annual Broadway Backwards benefit. Proceeds from the March 18 event, which will be held at the Palace Theatre, go towards Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
Other new additions to the event include five-time Emmy Award winner Doris Roberts, teenage spoken word sensation Noah St. John, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, John Bolton, John Treacy Egan, Eve Plumb and Howie Michael Smith. They join previously announced stars Stephanie J. Block, Daniel Breaker, Judy Kaye, Estelle Parsons, Len Cariou, Brian Stokes Mitchell and a host of other Broadway luminaries.
Created eight years ago by Robert Bartley (who returns to direct and choreograph again this year), Broadway Backwards is an annual celebration of gay and lesbian culture through musical theater performances by some of Broadway’s favorite actors.
The 2012 edition of Broadway Backwards featured performances by Andrew Rannells, Betty Buckley, Robin De Jesus and Mario Cantone. The event raised a record-breaking $329,000.