Broadway Stars Bewitch with I Put a Spell on You: ALIVE at Sony Hall

The Black Flame Candle was lit once more, summoning the Sanderson sisters back from the grave for Jay Armstrong Johnson’s annual Halloween concert-meets-party, I Put a Spell on You: ALIVE at Sony Hall.  The spooky and spine-tingling event on October 23, 2022, benefited Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and raised $115,585. After two virtual editions due […]

Emergency Grants Sent to 5 Food Banks in Hurricane-Ravaged Florida

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS sent $250,000 in emergency grants, made in the name of the Broadway community, to five food banks helping Florida residents who continue to recover and rebuild from the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Ian. These grants, awarded October 19, 2022, include $150,000 to Feeding Florida, a network of 12 food banks […]

$250,000 Emergency Grant Awarded for Hurricane Fiona Relief in Puerto Rico

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS awarded a $250,000 emergency grant on September 28, 2022, to immediately assist the people of Puerto Rico, who continue to be plagued by island-wide power outages, water shortages and other catastrophes caused by Hurricane Fiona earlier in the month. Broadway Cares is making the emergency grant to the Hispanic Federation on […]

Broadway Barks Brings Adoptable Pets Back to Shubert Alley!

 Dozens of playful puppies and cuddly kittens joined enthusiastic theater artists and fans on July 9, 2022, for the in-person return of Broadway Barks, the annual pet adoption event founded by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters. Broadway’s Shubert Alley was filled with the precious pets from 20 New York City area shelters and rescue […]

National Grants Restored to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS awarded $2,135,000 to 262 social service providers earlier this month. After two COVID-affected years, the grant amounts supplied to these organizations restored annual funding to the pre-pandemic levels of 2019. These social service organizations provide essential resources for their clients in the form of direct services, emergency assistance, harm reduction services […]

Special Grants to Help Ensure Access to Reproductive Health Care

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced $300,000 in special grants for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and NARAL Pro-Choice America to help ensure access to critical reproductive health care after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Broadway Cares is sending these grants on behalf of the Broadway and theater community to the […]

Broadway Bares: XXX Enthralls with Exuberant In-Person Return

  The 30th anniversary of Broadway Bares filled New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on June 26, 2022, with an abundance of “community, unity and nudity” as the venerable modern-day burlesque spectacular wrapped up Pride Sunday with a raucous return to in-person performances after a pandemic-induced three-year hiatus. Two standing-room-only performances of Broadway Bares: XXX raised […]

Broadway Backwards Makes Triumphant Return to In-person Performance

  Broadway luminaries and cheerful audience members united in full and jubilant force May 23, 2022, lending their light to celebrate LGBTQ+ lives, culture and contributions with the in-person return of Broadway Backwards. The 16th edition of the show, which had not been performed live since 2019 because of the coronavirus pandemic, raised a record-breaking […]