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Broadway's Best Sing (And Swap Genders) For An Amazing LGBT Cause

The show aimed to depict LGBT stories through musical showstoppers.

Some of Broadway's greatest stars sang, strutted and even swapped genders this week for a fantastic cause. 

Tony winners Len Cariou and Chita Rivera were among those who took the stage March 21 at Manhattan's Al Hirschfeld Theatre for "Broadway Backwards," which saw male singers performing songs traditionally sung by women, and vice versa (see highlights in the video above). 

They were joined by the likes of Jay Armstrong Johnson, Laura Michelle Kelly and Tony Yazbeck, all of whom offered cheeky takes on Broadway showstoppers before a sold-out audience.  

The annual show, which aims to depict LGBT stories "told through the great songs of musical theater," set a fundraising record of $480,287. Proceeds from the event will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York. 

Check out some amazing photos from the show below. 

  • Danielle Brooks
    Jonathan Tichler
  • Laura Michelle Kelly
    Jonathan Tichler
  • Chita Rivera
    Monica Simoes
  • Jay Armstrong Johnson and ensemble
    Jonathan Tichler
  • Tony Yazbeck and cast
    Jonathan Tichler
  • Beth Malone and Lesli Margherita
    Monica Simoes
  • Kathleen Turner
    Jonathan Tichler
  • Nathan Lee Graham, Nick Adams and Telly Leung
    Monica Simoes
  • Tituss Burgess
    Jonathan Tichler
  • Len Cariou
    Jonathan Tichler
  • Julie White
    Monica Simoes
  • Kenita R. Miller and ensemble
    Jonathan Tichler
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