Broadway Cares Sends $5 Million to Actors Fund in Response to COVID-19

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced that it has sent $5 million from its COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund to The Actors Fund, ensuring thousands who work in theater and the performing arts receive vital, lifesaving support during and after this devastating pandemic. Broadway Cares’ $5 million represents nearly half of what The Actors Fund has awarded […]

Emergency Grants for Pandemic Relief to Support HIV/AIDS and Service Organizations

  Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is launching Emergency Grants for Pandemic Relief, a one-week fundraising initiative to provide $2 million in grants to vital organizations across the country whose resources are stretched dealing with immediate needs heightened by the COVID-19 crisis. Gilead Sciences Inc., the M•A•C Viva Glam Fund, ViiV Healthcare and the P. Austin […]

COVID-19 Fundraiser Helps Theater Community

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has launched a special online fundraising campaign to create the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. This special fund, which launched March 17, 2020, and is administered by The Actors Fund, assists those in the entertainment community – onstage, backstage and behind the scenes – who are facing health care crises and other […]

Canceled: Easter Bonnet Competition

The 2020 performances of the Easter Bonnet Competition, scheduled for 4 pm on April 20 and 2:30 pm on April 21 at the Minskoff Theatre, are canceled. It would be our fondest wish for these much-loved performances to occur on schedule. But even in the best of circumstances – and with the sincere interests of […]

Canceled: Broadway Backwards

In an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s edition of Broadway Backwards scheduled for Monday, March 16. We are devastated we can’t share this celebration of love and show tunes with you. We are rightly focused on the coronavirus pandemic. All of our energies at Broadway Cares are, […]

2020 Food Grants Fund 135 Vital Organizations

  As part of its first grant round of 2020, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS awarded a record $2,317,500 to 135 food pantries, congregate meal and meal delivery programs across the country including in Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. The grants were awarded by a committee made up of actors and stage managers who were integral […]

Australia Wildfire Relief Gets $100,000 in Emergency Grants

  As the worst wildfires seen in decades continue to ravage Australia, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, on behalf of all of Broadway, Off-Broadway and the national tours involved in our recent fall fundraising campaign, is awarding $100,000 in emergency grants to help provide immediate assistance to organizations doing vital, lifesaving, on-the-ground work in the region. […]

Emergency Grants Help Four Organizations Battling California Wildfires

As catastrophic wildfires continue to threaten areas of northern California, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, in collaboration with the San Francisco-based Hamilton – And Peggy tour, is sending emergency grants to provide immediate help to four lifesaving organizations in the region. The $25,000 grants, totaling $100,000, will be sent to Community Foundation Sonoma County’s Resilience Fund, […]

Broadway Community Awards $2.1 Million in Essential Food Grants

The Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS food grants committee of actors and stage managers met January 24, 2019, and awarded $2,143,000 to 125 organizations nationwide, ensuring healthy meals will continue being served to the most vulnerable among us. “These food service grants from Broadway Cares will reach hundreds of thousands of men, women and children across […]

Saks & Broadway Cares Create Holiday ‘Theater of Dreams’

  Broadway moved a few blocks east for an evening when Saks Fifth Avenue unveiled its storied holiday window display and light show with the razzle-dazzle of 124 shimmering, high-spirited Broadway dancers. The magical, traffic-stopping performance on November 19, 2018, ushered in New York City’s holiday season as the dancers kicked off Saks’ holiday theme, […]