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Broadway Celebrates LGBTQ+ Community at Record-Breaking Broadway Backwards

The energy of a supportive and loving community filled Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre on March 13, 2023, as distinguished and emerging stars from the worlds of stage and screen came together in celebration of LGBTQ+ stories and musical theater at Broadway Backwards. The show raised a record $765,069 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and […]

2023 Food Grants to 141 Organizations Top $2.8 Million

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS awarded a record $2,827,500 in grants to 141 food service and meal delivery programs across the country in 2023, the product of the appeals made across Broadway, Off-Broadway and by national tours during Red Bucket fall fundraising and from the 2022 year-end campaign. The annual grants were awarded February 2, 2023, […]

36 Shows Energize Red Bucket Fall Fundraising Efforts

Thirty-six Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions enthusiastically raised $5,107,791 during six weeks of the 2022 Red Bucket Fall Fundraising Campaign. The traditional in-theater appeals ran from October 21 to December 4, 2022. Each donation helps provide meals and medication, health care and hope for those living with HIV/AIDS, dealing with COVID-19 or facing other […]

Billy Porter Strikes a Pose as 2022 Legends Ornament

The 2022 addition to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ Broadway Legends ornament series is “the most beautiful thing in the world,” an ornament capturing extraordinary Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning icon Billy Porter. Porter joins Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett, Carol Channing, Glenn Close, Harvey Fierstein, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Chita […]

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 […]