Many of the most epic moments in Broadway Backwards 2014 brought the crowd to their feet: Michael Berresse and Tony Yazbeck stopping the show with the classic "Hot Honey Rag" from Kander and Ebb's long-running Chicago, and a 99-year-old Patricia Morison brining the crowd to its feet for a standing ovation after her witty and flawless take on "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" from Kiss Me Kate. Robin De Jesús declared that modern man was not his cup of tea is an energetic “Prehistoric Man” from On the Town. “Hold On" from The Secret Garden, sung by Ken Page backed by the ensemble, closed the evening.
Broadway’s best filled a sold-out Al Hirschfeld Theatre with laughter, tears and cheers during the unforgettable ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards on Monday, March 24, 2014, raising a record-breaking $423,182 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
Broadway Backwards (#bwaybackwards) is an annual celebration where gays and lesbians see their stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, sung by their favorite Broadway performers. It is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and was presented this year in the historic Hirschfeld Theatre.
Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund. For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org.