Casting has been announced for Broadway Backwards 5, the fantastic annual Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS show in which performers sing songs written for the opposite sex. Appearing this year:
Nick Adams, Martine Allard, Gary Beach, Dan Butler, Tituss Burgess, Mario Cantone, Len Cariou, Raúl Esparza, Harvey Evans, Tony Goldwyn, Ann Haarda, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Aaron Lazar, Michele Lee, Julia Murney, Becki Newton, Anthony Nunziata, Will Nunziata, Tonya Pinkins, Lee Roy Reams, Lea Salonga, Douglas Sills, and Bruce Vilanch, as well as an ensemble of over 50 Broadway singers and dancers.
– Wilson Cruz will receive the 2010 Fusion Achievement Award next month at the Los Angeles LGBT People Of Color Film Festival.
– The revival of Boys In The Band begins previews tonight. Get tickets here. Turning!
– Florence Henderson’s one woman show, All The Lives Of Me: A Musical Journey, runs tonight and tomorrow at Joe’s Pub. Get tickets here.
– The Times Square live cam has gone HD.
– NYT theater critic Ben Brantley was mortified when his date’s cell phone went off during a play he was reviewing. Her ringtone: “Your phone is RINGING. Your phone is RINGING.”
– Mayor Bloomberg’s experiment to turn half of Times Square into a pedestrian plaza will be made permanent. Broadway is now forever closed to vehicles between 42nd and 47th streets.
– A remake of 1978’s Best Little Whorehouse In Texas is in the works. I guess we can’t expect Dolly Parton to reprise.