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Broadway Backwards 5 Raises Record-Breaking $186,780

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Broadway Backwards 5 Raises Record-Breaking $186,780
By: Dan Bacalzo · Feb 24, 2010 · New York

Broadway Backwards 5, held at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre, on Monday, February 22, raised a record-breaking $186,780, which will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

The annual event featured performers singing tunes usually associated with the opposite gender. The event’s creator, Robert Bartley, directed and choreographed the show, with musical direction by Wayne Barker. This year’s total bested the amount raised in 2009, which was $158,306.

Florence Henderson served as host, while participating performers included Nick Adams, Martine Allard, Gary Beach, Timothy W. Bish, Tituss Burgess, Dan Butler, Mario Cantone, Len Cariou, Robert Cuccioli, Raúl Esparza, Harvey Evans, Tony Goldwyn, Ann Harada, Valerie Harper, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Aaron Lazar, Michele Lee, Julia Murney, Becki Newton, Anthony Nunziata, Will Nunziata, Adam Perry, Tonya Pinkins, Eve Plumb, Lee Roy Reams, Marion Ross, Lea Salonga, Douglas Sills, and Bruce Vilanch, as well as an ensemble of over 50 Broadway singers and dancers.

For more information, visit www.broadwaycares.org.

For additional photos from the event, click here.

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