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Red Bucket Audience Appeals on Hiatus until Spring 2022

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ traditional in-theater red bucket appeals will be on hiatus until spring 2022 as shows diligently work to return to their theatrical homes and welcome back audiences in New York City and across the country. The appeals typically take place twice a year – in the spring and fall – during six […]

Seven Dynamic Voices Join Broadway Cares Board of Trustees

The Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Board of Trustees added seven dynamic new members whose dedication and devotion to Broadway and the theater community reach from center stage to backstage and beyond. Joining the board at its annual fall meeting on October 7, 2021, were music director Ted Arthur, City National Bank Executive Vice President Linda […]

Supporters Fuel Fiscal Year 2021 Grant-making Past $13 Million

  While theaters on Broadway and across the country were forced into darkness because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS supporters shined brightly, fueling an extraordinary $13,024,000 in grants to The Actors Fund and 424 other social services agencies across the country during fiscal year 2021, which ends September 30. “Even with theaters […]

Six Celebrity Supporters Lead Red Bucket Match-Up

  A spirited two-week competition among six of Broadway and Hollywood’s most charitable stars raised $1,919,254 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ annual National Grants Program, supporting organizations nationwide that provide lifesaving medication, health care and emergency assistance for those affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other critical illnesses. The first Red Bucket Match-Up online fundraising campaign, […]

Record-breaking Food Grants Reach 131 Programs Nationwide

  Despite pandemic-induced challenges to traditional fundraising efforts, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS provided a record $2,452,500 in grants to 131 food service and meal delivery programs as part of its 2021 National Grants Program. The 2021 total tops the 2020 pre-pandemic support of $2.3 million, a notable 6% increase over what was then a record […]

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 […]