Melissa Bergland to host Twisted Broadway 2012
Winners and Losers star Melissa Bergland will support Oz Showbiz Cares/Equity Fights Aids as she takes to the stage to host the highly acclaimed charity event, Twisted Broadway 2012.
The three year old fundraiser, founded in Melbourne Daniel Benge and Kate MacDonald, will premiere in Sydney this year at NIDA’s Parade Theatre on July 2 before heading back to Melbourne’s BMW Edge Theatre on July 23.
Tickets are on sale today for both concerts (see below for booking details).
The concept is very specific – males performers singing female songs and females belting out the male show tunes – and anyone who saw last year’s concert at BMW Edge Theatre can attest to the colourful evening at the theatre it creates. Modeled on the highly successful New York charity concert Broadway Backwards (which supports sister charity Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS), Twisted Broadway 2012 will feature some of Australia’s premiere music theatre performers singing songs originally written for the opposite gender.
An official line up of performers will be announced shortly, but audiences can rest assured that members of the casts of Love Never Dies, A Chorus Line, Annie, Moonshadow, Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins and South Pacific (among others) will be featured. It is understood that each state’s line up will be slightly different, although Bergland will be hosting both events.
All proceeds from Twisted Broadway 2012 will go to Oz Showbiz Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a charity formed as a result of the Australian entertainment industry’s dedication to those living with and those touched by HIV/AIDS.
To donate to the cause or to find out how you can help, visit oscefa.org.au
Twisted Broadway Sydney
8pm, Monday 2 July
Parade Theatre, NIDA
Twisted Broadway Melbourne
8pm, Monday 23 July
BMW Edge, Federation Square