Broadway Backwards 7 Rocked the House
Irwin Weiner ASID - A brief departure from our usual interior design posts, so please indulge me as I rave about Broadway Backwards, a one-night fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Center. This night benefits gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender causes - and the "backwards" part is that men sing songs traditionally sung by women and vice versa. This year's 2012 event was this Monday, March 5, and featured stellar performances by stars like Betty Buckley, Mario Cantone, Len Cariou, Nancy Dussault, Charles Busch, LaChanze, Bryan Batt, Anthony Federov, Robin De Jesus, Andrew Rannells, Shawna Hamic, and the incomparable Bruce Vilanch (photo at right). It was the most thrilling evening on Broadway we've ever experienced, with such a galaxy of talent and moving, imaginative performances stemming from the creative direction and choreography of Robert Bartley. In coming years, we look forward to alerting everyone to the next Broadway Backwards event, well in advance, so you too can join in the packed house and excitement. The following video will give you a taste of the great performances we experienced!