Thanks for Broadwayworld.com, we can catch some of the highlights of Broadway Backwards 5, held last Monday, February 22 in the Vivian Beaumont Theater at the Lincoln Center. Some of Broadway's brightest stars came out for the fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York. Florence Henderson hosted the event, as well as offered her singing talents. Henderson also brought Marion Ross and Eve Plumb [Jan showed up!] to join in the fun. The theory behind the evening is the performers cross the gender lines originally intended for the songs, but retain the lyrics. So, you ladies singing the songs usually reserved for the men, so they are singing about women, and visa versa. Blurring the lines of gender and sexual identity is not only fun for the audience, I am sure it must be a blast for the performers to have the chance to sing songs they never thought they'd be able to, at least on stage. One of these years, I am gonna have to make the trip up to NYC and see this!
They are most certainly causes worth the star power that came out to offer their time and talents. You can donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids by clicking here. You can offer your support to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center by clicking here. Both are truly worthy causes, and have a reputation for taking good care of the community. I am sure they would appreciate any support that could be offered.