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PHOTOS: Broadway Backwards With Billy Porter and Andrew Rannells

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Broadway Backwards, an annual celebration where gays and lesbians see their stories told through the great songs of musical theatre raised a whopping $423,182 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.  The evening included a variety of show-stopping performances by celebrities and Broadway Babies like Jonathan Groff, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Beth Leavel, Norm Lewis, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block, and Patricia MorisonTony Award winner Julie White co-hosted the evening with The New Normal‘s Bebe Wood. Highlights of the evening were Groff performing “I Got Lost in His Arms” from Annie Get Your Gun combined with “Goodnight My Someone” from Music Man, Billy Porter’s take on Kander and Ebb’s “But the World Goes Round,” Stephanie J. Block’s “Finishing the Hat” from Sunday in the Park with George,” and Norm Lewis singing “Home” from The Wiz.

Photography courtesy of Daniel Roberts and Kevin Thomas Garcia

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Andrew Rannells 

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Andy Kelso and Andrew Keenan-Bolger

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Norm Lewis

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Julie White and Bebe Wood

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Stephanie J. Block

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Billy Porter

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Bryan Batt & Ensemble

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Robin de Jesus

By:           Jeffrey James Keyes
On:           Mar 29, 2014
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  • 5 Comments
    • DistingueTraces
      DistingueTraces

      dang, I know there’s video, but they only posted the clips from last year like three weeks ago, so I’m afraid we’ll have to wait months.

      Mar 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • loafersguy
      loafersguy

      @DistingueTraces: Actually, there’s already some video of this up on YouTube.

      2014 Broadway Backwards –Jonathan Groff, Kyle Dean Massey, Uzo Aduba:

      Mar 29, 2014 at 12:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • loafersguy
      loafersguy

      @DistingueTraces: 2014 Broadway Backwards — Andrew Rannells, Billy Porter, Stephanie J. Block, Norm Lewis:

      Mar 29, 2014 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • loafersguy
      loafersguy

      @DistingueTraces: 2014 Broadway Backwards – Ken Page, Robin De Jesus, Patricia Morison:

      Mar 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • loafersguy
      loafersguy

      @DistingueTraces: 2014 Broadway Backwards – Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Beth Leavel, Max von Essen:

      Mar 29, 2014 at 12:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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