From Executive Director Tom Viola

November 7, 2020 Today, there is finally a hard-won reason for joy and hopeful celebration. After four years of the denigration of empathy and compassion, there is change on the horizon. Now is the time to make sure that our hopes and dreams for the next four years become a reality. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS […]

Broadway Cares Awards Record-breaking Grants Despite Pandemic Setbacks

When Broadway and theaters across the country went dark in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS moved to be a light for those in the industry and beyond facing immediate health and economic hardship. Thanks to the generosity of the theatrical community and dedicated supporters, Broadway Cares is proud to […]

Six Celebrated Leaders Join Broadway Cares Board of Trustees

Six Broadway leaders and stalwarts – Adam Krauthamer, Kimberly Marable, Brian Moreland, Javier Muñoz, Billy Porter and Schele Williams – today joined the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ Board of Trustees. “This group of impressive leaders in our industry have time and again shown up and dedicated themselves to those who’ve been marginalized, silenced and overlooked, […]

Every Artist Insured Launch Boosted by Broadway Cares Gift

With the news that Broadway will be shut down until at least January 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Actors Fund launched the Every Artist Insured initiative with a lead gift of $1 million from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The effort expands on The Actors Fund’s free and confidential health insurance counseling and enrollment […]

Quarantunes Zoom Concert for Broadway Cares Breaks Fundraising Record

A Pride month edition of Quarantunes, a series of invite-only online concerts hosted by WME Partner Richard Weitz and his daughter Demi Weitz, on Saturday, June 27, 2020, raised $867,767 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This is the highest ever single fundraising total raised by a Quarantunes Zoom stream. The stream for more than 600 […]

Broadway Cares Provides $125,000 in Grants to Social Justice Organizations

On behalf of Broadway and the entire theater community, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced $125,000 in immediate grants to the Broadway Advocacy Coalition and three other organizations on the front lines of the social justice and anti-racism movement. The grants were announced June 8, 2020. Broadway Cares is making a $50,000 commitment to the Broadway […]

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 […]