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HOST

Jenn Colella F E AT U R I N G

Clyde Alves • Len Cariou • Lilli Cooper • Gavin Creel Darren Criss • Ariana DeBose • Nathan Lee Graham • Robyn Hurder Andrew Keenan-Bolger • Caitlin Kinnunen • Caissie Levy • Isabelle McCalla Donna McKechnie • Bonnie Milligan • Debra Monk • Bebe Neuwirth Nicole Vanessa Ortiz • Andrew Rannells • Alice Ripley • Alexandra Silber Jarrod Spector • Kathleen Turner • Ana Villafañe • Teal Wicks and Broadway Inspirational Voices WITH SPECIAL GUEST

Rosemary Harris

LIGHTING DESIGN

Timothy Reed

COSTUME DESIGN

Johnna Fettinger, Jess Gersz, Natalie Loveland

PROPS DESIGN

Jenna Snyder, Alexander Wylie

SOUND DESIGN

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Kurt Fischer, Marie Renee Foucher

Nathan Hurlin

P R O D U C T I O N S TA G E M A N A G E R

Jeff Brancato PRODUCERS

Scott T. Stevens, Danny Whitman CHOREOGRAPHERS

Robert Bartley, Karla Puno Garcia, Paul McGill, Mimi Quillin, Stephen Reed, Robbie Roby, Tony Yazbeck MUSIC DIRECTORS

MUSIC SUPERVISOR

Ted Arthur, Christopher D. Littlefield

Mary-Mitchell Campbell

WRIT TEN AND DIRECTED BY

Robert Bartley


WE JOYFULLY CELEBRATE

BROADWAY BACKWARDS AND PROUDLY SUPPORT

BROADWAY CARES/ EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS & THE CENTER


Dear friends, On behalf of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, we are thrilled you have joined us for another edition of Broadway Backwards. There’s a palpable energy that fills the theatre at Broadway Backwards each year. The room buzzes with anticipation around the once-in-a-lifetime performances, and there’s a tangible warmth from the sense of community and shared mission. In this moment in history filled with so much anger, vitriol and inequality, it’s such a pleasure to take the next two hours to share in the talent and love filling this historic theatre, while supporting those within the LGBTQ community and beyond. Broadway Backwards brings together our two organizations to create a safer and more inclusive world. Whether through services for people living with HIV/AIDS or providing resources for LGBTQ youth and those recovering from addiction, Broadway Cares and The Center ensure that essential, life-affirming and lifesaving services are available for hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ individuals and their families year-round. Building and empowering a strong community while advocating for justice and opportunity has been at the core of The Center’s work for more than 30 years. Whether it be through our newly launched advocacy program, our first-of-its-kind youth substance use treatment program or our 275-mile Cycle for the Cause bike ride to raise funds for our HIV and AIDS services, The Center brings together the diverse LGBTQ population of New York City. At Broadway Cares, your support provided for $13.7 million in grants last year to health clinics, food service organizations, emergency financial assistance programs and housing initiatives in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. Because of your donations, Broadway Cares also is the single largest financial supporter of the vital social service programs of The Actors Fund, which provide the entire entertainment community with a safety net in times of need or crisis. Thank you for supporting the work of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. And thank you for joining us in the beautiful New Amsterdam Theatre for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening. Sincerely,

Glennda Testone Tom Viola Executive Director Executive Director The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Transgender Community Center


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Dear friends, What a world we’re living in right now. Thank you for taking a few hours off from the constant barrage of social media and news. And opinions about the news. And opinions about those opinions about the news. I hope you will allow yourself to turn it all off and enjoy what this brilliant company of artists and theatre professionals are here to share tonight. Soak up every beautifully sung note, every intimate expression and every silly or clever lyric. This incredible, generous community has come together this evening just for you. Then, go back out into the world and speak up a little louder. Fight a little harder. And whatever you do, let’s be clear that our biggest enemy is one thing and one thing alone: complacency. Thank you for not being complacent and for standing with these two vital organizations Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Center - that offer a backbone of lifesaving support to hundreds of thousands each year. Please keep helping them offer hope to so many right here in New York City and across the country. And always keep a show tune in your heart. With love,

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“ W H E R E Y O U A R E ” ......................................... G AV I N C R E E L , A N D R E W R A N N E L L S A N D E N S E M B L E

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by John Kander and Fred Ebb from Kiss of the Spider Woman Choreographed by Paul McGill Costume Design by Jess Gersz Orchestrated by Nicholas Connors Conducted by Christopher D. Littlefield

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“ W H AT M O R E C A N I S AY ? ” ............................................................................................... C A I S S I E L E V Y

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by William Finn from Falsettos Guitar: Ann Klein Arranged, Orchestrated and Conducted by Stephen Oremus “A L L I N E E D I S T H E G I R L” ............................................ R O B Y N H U R D E R W I T H A L E X A N D R A S I L B E R

by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim from Gypsy Restaged by Tony Yazbeck, based on choreography by Jerome Robbins Costume Design by Natalie Loveland Orchestrated by Anthony Bisbano Conducted by Christopher D. Littlefield

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“ P R E T T Y L A D Y ” ................................. L I L L I C O O P E R , N I C O L E VA N E S S A O R T I Z A N D T E A L W I C K S

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by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman from Pacific Overtures Arranged, Orchestrated and Conducted by Daniel M. Lincoln

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by Stephen Sondheim from Company Arranged, Orchestrated and Conducted by Mark Janas

by Ju Rest Orch Cond

“ I M E T A G I R L” ............................................ B O N N I E M I L L I G A N W I T H D E B R A M O N K A N D E N S E M B L E

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“ T H E L A D I E S W H O L U N C H ” .................................................................................................. L E N C A R I O U

by Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green from Bells Are Ringing Choreographed by Robert Bartley and Robbie Roby Costume Design by Natalie Loveland Orchestrated by Frank Galgano and Matt Castle Arranged and Conducted by Christopher D. Littlefield

“ T O TA L LY F U C K E D ” ....................... A L I C E R I P L E Y W I T H L A U R E N G E M E L L I A N D J A N E L L E L U T Z , A N D H E AT H E R L E A B A I R A N D T I F FA N B O R E L L I

By Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik from Spring Awakening Musical Staging by Robert Bartley Orchestrated by Conor M. Keelan Conducted by Julie McBride “ I G U E S S I ’ L L H AV E T O C H A N G E M Y P L A N ” ...................................................... K AT H L E E N T U R N E R

by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz from The Little Show Arranged, Orchestrated and Conducted by Mark Janas “A L O T O F L I V I N ’ T O D O ” .................... A R I A N A D E B O S E W I T H J O R D A N B E T S C H E R , O L I V I A C E C E , CHRISTINA KOTSOP OULOS AND ALICIA NE WCOM

by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams from Bye Bye Birdie Choreographed by Karla Puno Garcia Costume Design by Natalie Loveland Orchestrated by Adam Kaufman Arranged and Conducted by Ted Arthur

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ACT TWO

“ B I G S P E N D E R ” ......................................... C LY D E A LV E S , N AT H A N L E E G R A H A M A N D E N S E M B L E

by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields from Sweet Charity Restaged by Mimi Quillin, based on choreography by Bob Fosse Costume Design by Jess Gersz Orchestrated by Nicholas Connors Conducted by Ted Arthur “ S H E C R I E S ” .................................................................................................................... A N A V I L L A FA Ñ E

By Jason Robert Brown from Songs for a New World Orchestrated by Cameron Moncur Conducted by Fred Lassen “ I F E E L P R E T T Y ” .......... A N D R E W K E E N A N - B O L G E R W I T H C A S E Y G A R V I N , B R I A N M A R T I N A N D ALEX RINGLER, AND NICHOL AS CUNNINGHAM AND JANELLE LUT Z

by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim from West Side Story Choreographed by Robert Bartley and Robbie Roby Costume Design by Johnna Fettinger Orchestrated by Frank Galgano and Matt Castle Arranged by Christopher D. Littlefield Conducted by Michael Gacetta “ T H E WAY O F L O V E ” ................................................................................................. J A R R O D S P E C T O R

by Jacques "Jack" Diéval and Al Stillman from The Cher Show Orchestrated by Nick Wilders Conducted by Elizabeth Doran “ I S T I L L G E T J E A L O U S ” ............................................... D O N N A M C K E C H N I E A N D B E B E N E U W I R T H

by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn from High Button Shoes Restaged by Stephen Reed, based on choreography by Jerome Robbins Orchestrated by Robert Meffe Conducted by Julie McBride “ G E T T I N G M A R R I E D T O D AY ” ......................................................................................... D A R R E N C R I S S W I T H WA R D B I L L E I S E N , M I C H A E L J A M E S S C O T T A N D E N S E M B L E

by Stephen Sondheim from Company Musical Staging by Robert Bartley Costume Design by Natalie Loveland Orchestrated by Ben Krauss Conducted by Michael Gacetta “ L O U D E R T H A N W O R D S ” ................... J E N N C O L E L L A A N D B R O A D WAY I N S P I R AT I O N A L V O I C E S

by Jonathan Larson from Tick, Tick...BOOM! Musical Staging by Robert Bartley Arranged by Michael McElroy Orchestrated by Julie McBride Conducted by Ted Arthur and Michael McElroy

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ENSEMBLE Amber Ardolino Kara Arena Yesenia Ayala Heather Lea Bair Charles Barksdale Marissa Barragán Matt Bauman Joe Beauregard Cassie Bednall Jordan Betscher Tiffan Borelli Lauren Boyd Marissa Bregande Randy Castillo Olivia Cece Andrew Cheng Spencer Clark DeMarius Copes Nicholas Cunningham Emmanuel J. De Jesus Amy Decker Caleb Dicke Sean Patrick Doyle

Dale Elston Kevin Murakami Jerry Gallagher Alicia Newcom Omar Garibay Ian Paget Casey Garvin Andrew Parks Kelli Gautreau Adam Perry Lauren Gemelli Alana Randall Sarah Gold Kevin Reed Becca Gottlieb Drew Reese Michael Graceffa Shelby Ringdahl Yochai Greenfeld Alex Ringler Ryan Jackson Taylor Rosenberger Chris Jarosz Eric Shorey Liam Johnson Oz Shoshan Jakob Karr Christian Sineath Kathryn Kendall Lauren Sprague Christina Kotsopoulos Nate Suggs Aaron Kaburick Kamille Upshaw Kathleen Laituri Alec Varcas Aaron J. Libby Erin Weinberger Janelle Lutz Tanner Wilson Kristin Maloney Melodie Wolford Brian Martin Nicholas Yenson Sean McGee Voice of God ……Suzanne Gilad

BROADWAY INSPIRATIONAL VOICES Romelda Benjamin Melody Betts Danielle Chambers Kate Chapman Ben Chavez Casey Erin Clark Kayla Coleman Allyson Kaye Daniel Anne Fraser Dansky Angela DeCicco Chris Dilley Aneesa Folds Tanesha Gary Lucia Giannetta Andrea Green Kimberly JaJuan Monroe Kent Angela Lockett

Allen Louis Lisa Lynne Mathis Jason McCollum Susan O'dea John Eric Parker Keziah John Paul Nicole Prothro Kwame Remy Desiree Rodriguez Kris Roberts Ben Roseberry Will Stone Anastasia Talley Jenifer Thigpen Gayle Turner Anita Welch Chris Zelno


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ORCHESTRA Piano........................................................................................ Justin Brown, Nick Wilders Guitar.......................................................................................................... Jim Hershman Bass................................................................................................................Brian Hamm Drums......................................................................................................... Jared Schonig Trumpet..................................................................................Scott Harrell, Dylan Schwab Trombone ....................................................................................................Nate Maryland Reeds................................................................... John DiSanto, Steve Lyon, Kristy Norter Violin.............................................................................................................. Justin Smith Cello....................................................................................................... Summer Boggess

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PRODUCTION CREDITS Executive Producer............................................................................................. Tom Viola Stage Managers.......................................................................Sarah Azizo, Cheyney Coles Associate Director........................................................................................... Nate Suggs Associate Production Manager................................................................... Jason Kooistra Associate Music Directors....................................... Justin Elliot Brown, Nicholas Connors Assistant Music Director................................................................................ Nick Wilders Music Assistant..............................................................................................Sandy Gooen Music Preparation................................................................................... Cameron Moncur Additional Music Preparation.............................................Conor M. Keelan, Cheeyang Ng, Glenn Nobel, Charles Santoro Assistant Stage Managers....................Kayliane Burns, Katelynn Cooper, Colyn W. Fiendel, Michelle Scalpone, Alison Simone, Amy Steinman Assistant Choreographer for “Big Spender”................................................. Cassie Bednall Dance Captains for “Where You Are”..............................Marissa Barragán, Kevin Murakami Costume Design Coordinator.................................................................. Karl Ruckdeschel Assistant Costume Designer......................................................................Nicole Zausmer Audio Recordings.............................................................................................. Matt Kraus Assistant Lighting Designer....................................................................... Mitchell Fenton Lighting Programmer..................................................................................Jeff Englander Wardrobe Supervisor................................................................................Barbara Berman Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor....................................................................... Darryl Nipps Wardrobe Staff........................................ Meghan Condran, Rodney Harper, Sauda Kenon, Valerie Mahoney, Andrea Savoca, Barb Simpson, Jaime Torres Makeup Designer....................................................................................Michael Serapiglia Wig Designer and Hair Stylist..............................................................................Will Vicari Voiceovers................................................................................................. Gaelen Gilliland Company Manager............................................................................................... Dan Perry Production Assistants............................................................James Cella, Matthew Lewis Host Committee Coordinator.....................................................................Susan Slotoroff The Center Liaison..............................................................................Eugene Lovendusky Press Representative....................................................................... Boneau/Bryan-Brown Hospitality Coordinator....................................................................................... Mark Irish VIP Party Coordinator....................................................................................Gary Damiano Ticketing.................................................................................. Cat Domiano, Ashley Melón Event Artwork and Program Design......................................................... Angelica Franklin

THEATRE AUTHORITY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We wish to express our gratitude to the performers’ unions – Actors’ Equity Association, American Guild of Musical Artists, American Guild of Variety Artists and SAG-AFTRA – through Theatre Authority Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the artists to appear in this program.


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BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS Tom Viola Executive Director Lane Beauchamp Director of Communications Larry Cook Director of Finance & Administration Valerie Lau-Kee Lai Producing Director Danny Whitman Director of Development PRODUCTION James Cella Trisha Doss Nathan Hurlin Jason Kooistra Dan Perry Scott T. Stevens COMMUNICATIONS Josh Blye Mo Brady Michael Carmine Di Bianco Angelica Franklin David Irigoyen Victor Rodriguez Francesca Toscano DEVELOPMENT Sarah Cardillo Frank Conway Gary Damiano Cat Domiano Ashley Melón Jack Noseworthy Susan Slotoroff FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Michelle Abesamis Ngoc Ha Bui R. Keith Bullock Ed Garrison Donald Huppert Rose M. James Michael McLean Brian O’Donnell Roy Palijaro Michael Paulsen Madeline Reed RETAIL OUTREACH Peter Borzotta Feliziano Flores Andy Halliday Mark Irish DANCERS RESPONDING TO AIDS & CLASSICAL ACTION Denise Roberts Hurlin Knox Martin Adam Rei Siegel

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS Robert E. Wankel, President Thomas Schumacher, Executive Vice President Ira Mont, First Vice President Mary McColl, Second Vice President Sherry Cohen, Third Vice President Philip Birsh, Treasurer Judith Rice, Secretary Paul Libin, President Emeritus TRUSTEES Cornelius Baker Joe Baker John Barnes Scott Barnes Joseph Benincasa David Binder Chris Boneau Barry Brown Kate Burton Robert Callely Kathleen Chalfant Gavin Creel Alan Cumming Gavin Darraugh Michael David B. Merle Debuskey Maria Di Dia Paul DiDonato Sam Ellis Richard Frankel Roy Harris Richard Hester Richard Jay-Alexander Cherry Jones Nathan Lane Jay Laudato Peter Lawrence Joe Machota Nancy Mahon Kevin McCollum Terrence McNally Jerry Mitchell Bernadette Peters Chita Rivera Jordan Roth Nick Scandalios Robert Score Kate Shindle Philip J. Smith Charlotte St. Martin David Stone Tim Tompkins Tom Viola (ex-officio) Channing Wickham


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