Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, TV’s Girls), Tony winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Tony winner Debra Monk (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, TV's Girls) and more have boarded the lineup for the previously announced ninth annual Broadway Backwards. Directed and choreographed by Robert Bartley, the one-night-only show is set for March 24 at the Al Hirschfield Theatre.
Other new additions to the event include Tony nominee Michael Berresse (Kiss Me, Kate, A Chorus Line), Tony winner Beth Leavel (Elf, The Drowsy Chaperone), Ken Page (Ain’t Misbehavin’, Cats), Tony nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, TV’s Johnny and the Sprites) and the men of the web series Submissions Only, including co-creator Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies), Stephen Bienskie (Cats), Colin Hanlon (Rent, TV's Modern Family) and Max von Essen (Evita).
Proceeds for the event, which already had stars including Jonathan Groff, Jessie Mueller and Krysta Rodriguez on board, will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. 2013's sold-out show raised a record-breaking $347,060 for the two organizations.