May 25, 2023
Boxcar Bar + Arcade • 120 W. Lewis St, Greensboro

6:30 PM – VIP Cocktail Hour with the Queens

7:30 PM – Doors Open for All Ticketholders

8:00 PM – Showtime!


Triad Health Project invites you to come and enjoy our uncensored and cheeky regards to Broadway from your favorite viewpoint: the backdoor. Local celebrities and panty-dropping talent take center stage to bring you a night of wickedly twisted Broadway, and all to support the critical work we are doing at THP.

A night in our black box might just remind you that all the world’s a stage, and we must all work together to help bring marginalized members of our local community down from the balcony to sit center orchestra


Brenda The Drag Queen

C.C. LaBrie

Mona Loverly

William Nesmith

Adriana Adams

Adriana Adams

Aida Stratton

Aida Stratton

Meredith Carson

Meredith Carson

Nathan Crabtree

Jennifer DeCoste

Thigh Fieri

Thigh Fieri

Marsha Mellows

Marsha Mellows

Gracie Rodgers

Smother Earth

Smother Earth

Steve Francis

Steve Francis


Thank you to our event sponsors!

Producer's Circle

Director's Circle

A Great Idea
Bearded Goat

Actor's Circle

Cone Health Foundation
Truliant Logo

Orchestra's Circle

Adam & Eve Logo
Beer Co
Brooks Pierce
Good Human logo
Pulse Logo

Friend of THP

Carolina Aging Alliance Logo

This is an event to support and celebrate THP’s work for a future free from HIV!

THP Cares: An Evening of Backdoor Broadway is a nod to the decades-long commitment of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS  to raise awareness and money to help fight HIV and AIDS. Similar to Triad Health Project, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS was started at the height of the AIDS epidemic to address the needs of those impacted by HIV. Just as these nationally-recognized productions have been made possible by the generosity of the American theater community, our work at THP has been made possible by a diverse ensemble of support from our local community ever since we began in 1986.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is THP Cares: An Evening of Backdoor Broadway? 

THP Cares: An Evening of Backdoor Broadway will be held in The Event Space at Boxcar Bar & Arcade in downtown Greensboro, located at 120 W. Lewis St. in Greensboro.  


What do VIP tickets include? 

VIP ticket holders gain early access to the venue at 6:30 pm for a pre-show cocktail hour with the queens. You’ll also have priority seating!


What time do doors open? 

For VIP ticket holders, doors open for the VIP cocktail hour at 6:30pm. For all other ticket holders, doors open at 7:30 pm, and our show will begin at 8pm.  


Is this an all-ages event? 

This event is for people ages 21+.


Do I have to pay for parking? 

Your two best options for parking around Boxcar Bar & Arcade will be street parking throughout the South End area of downtown, as well as the paid lot directly beside Boxcar at the end of W. Lewis St. If you are planning on taking part in some of our fabulous alcoholic beverage specials that night, ditch the drama of paying for parking and grab an Uber or Lyft.


Do I need cash?

Nope – unless it is your preferred way to pay! Both the private bar and brick-oven pizza kitchen take card payments, and our entertainers invite you, in lieu of tipping them, to donate a little more to Triad Health Project. We will have THP merchandise for sale as well, and you can also make these purchases using a card.

What can I expect?  

Upon arrival, you will be checked-in by one of our lovely volunteers, who will then invite you to find a seat, depending on your ticket type.  

For VIP ticket holders, doors open for the VIP cocktail hour at 6:30 pm. For all other ticket holders, doors open at 7:30 pm, and our show will begin at 8pm! During the event you will have access to the private bar, as well as the rest of the arcade and Boxcar’s newly remodeled brick-oven pizza kitchen.

Our show will consist of two acts chock full of local talent giving you their best of Broadway in a crass cabaret style production, with an intermission consisting of the incredible William Nesmith.  

After the show, we invite you to enjoy Boxcar Bar and Arcade until as late as 1am! Grab a pizza, a cocktail or two, and tickle the joysticks on a few of their classic and modern games! 


Will there be food? 

You can grab yourself a THPizza from Boxcar’s newly renovated brick-oven pizza kitchen, where THP will receive money back on any pizza ordered during the hours of our event when you mention Triad Health Project!


Will there be alcohol available for purchase? 

Yes! Alcohol will be available for purchase at both the private bar within the event space during the event, and outside in the arcade all night until 1am.


Will there be merchandise for purchase? 

Yes! THP shirts, magnets, bumper stickers, and pint glasses, in addition to a number of limited edition items themed around our THP Cares: An Evening of Backdoor Broadway event! 

There’s so much we can do together!

Join us for this wonderful live event… and you can even sing along (sometimes)!

Share your time at events, in our office, or at Higher Ground and connect to the community.

Show your support—financial or food—to make a future free from HIV.