CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Clips from this year’s Broadway Backwards have been posted.

The 13th annual edition of Broadway Backwards, which allows performers a chance to defy gender norms by singing a number they traditionally would not have the opportunity to, reached another fundraising milestone.

The April 2 event at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre raised a total of $680,273 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the LGBT Community Center (surpassing last year’s record of $522,870). The performance featured a cast of 62—including several stage favorites and current Broadway stars—showcasing 19 numbers, from showstopping dance routines to emotional ballads.

Highlights included Jay Armstrong Johnson recreating Bob Fosse’s original Sweet Charity choreography for “If They Could See Me Now,” Waitress alum Betsy Wolfe performing the Dear Evan Hansen anthem “Waving Through a Window,” Michael McElroy and Hamilton’s Bryan Terrell Clark on The Color Purple‘s “What About Love?” and Alex Newell, who led the company in a performance of the Oscar-nominated Greatest Showman tune “This Is Me.”