Fleet Street On The Bowery Concert Event – A Sold Out Success

CERVERIS, SHEIK, MCKAY AND FRIENDS RAISE $6500 FOR BROADWAY CARES / EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (New York, August 22, 2006) –  Michael Cerveris the demon barber of Broadway traded his razor for an axe (guitar) and ventured downtown to the lower east side to headline “FLEET STREET ON THE BOWERY” a one-night-only bill of show tune free […]

Broadway Barks 8 Helps 25 NYC Shelters & Animal Rescue Agencies

By Andy Smith As always, the annual Broadway Barks event drew thousands to Shubert Alley, raised much-needed funds for animal shelters and rescue groups in the area and helped a lot of cats and dogs find loving homes. “I was told we had 21 on-the-spot adoptions and lots of applications.  We anticipate about 60 adoptions […]

Broadway Bares 16: New York Strip

It was the hottest day of the year on Sunday, June 19 and temperatures were rising at BC/EFA’s hottest event of the year, BROADWAY BARES. Held in the famed Roseland Ballroom, the house was packed for both the 9:30 and Midnight shows as thousands watched over 200 performers take it off for a good cause. […]

As Nina West, Ohio’s Andrew Levitt Raises $2,500 for BC/EFA

By Andy Smith With inspiration from sources as diverse as Elaine Stritch: at Liberty and memoirist James Frey, 27-year old Andrew Levitt created a sold-out AIDS fundraiser on his first try, selling out Columbus, Ohio’s Axis dance club and raising $5,000 for charity in the process. Of that, $2,500 went to Broadway Cares, the rest […]

Patti Lupone is The Lady With The Torch

In a generous two-hour, two-act concert at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, Patti Lupone – celebrating the launch of her new CD from Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records — The Lady With The Torch – plumbed the depths of the torch song repertoire in her singular style and trumpeting voice that consistently amazes with its power and range. The […]

The 9th Annual Broadway Bears Auction Raises an Impressive $111,350!

The 9th Annual Broadway Bears Auction was staged Sunday evening, May 21 at B.B. Blues Club & Grill in Times Square. The event, originally scheduled for February 12 but postponed due to record snowfall, lost none of its momentum in recording an impressive $111,350 in total contributions from ticket, sponsorship, merchandise and bear sales. Perennial […]

The 20th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Raises $3.1 Million

  (Photo Credit: Gary J. Cooper) BC/EFA’s Easter Bonnet Competition turned 20 with a bang on April 25, earning more than $3 million and thrilling two sold-out audiences with splashy headgear, a tribute to 1986 and a host of surprise guest stars. Special guests Julia Roberts (Three Days of Rain), Harry Connick Jr. (The Pajama […]

Jim David and Friends Make Comedy Cares III a Hit

With a full house and six comics who had the crowd laughing hysterically, BC/EFA’s Third Annual Comedy Cares Event was not only fun for all involved, but a fundraising success as well. From Host Jim David, who helped produce and promote the event, to Saturday Night Live’s Darrell Hammond, who eagerly filled in as a […]

General Electric Takes Over Times Square on World Health Day

“Picture A Healthy World” Campaign to include a Simultaneous Broadcast on Seven Digital Billboards in Partnership with BC/EFA   FAIRFIELD , CT.- March 30, 2006- GE announced today that the company will celebrate World Health Day on April 7 with an integrated marketing “take over” of New York City’s Times Square, including the first simultaneous […]

Sting, Styler, Pryce and Company Triumph in “Twin Spirits”

On March 27, Broadway’s beautifully restored New Victory Theatre on 42 nd Street proviided the perfect intimate setting for “Twin Spirits,” a benefit for BC/EFA and Classical Action that fused readings, narration, and selections of music by Robert and Clara Schumann performed by some of the biggest names from several realms of entertainment. From Sting […]