Audiences Respond to Heartfelt Appeals

Bringing the ovation at the Marquis Theatre to a momentary pause, Bernadette Peters, star of the acclaimed Folliesrevival, steps forward and begins an impassioned appeal that’s echoed on stages across Broadway, off-Broadway and by national touring companies. “Twice a year, the theatre community comes together in support of a marvelous organization, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS…” […]

The Red Ribbon and Broadway Cares

The gesture of wearing a simple red ribbon to honor those battling AIDS first gained national prominence when actors at the 45th Annual Tony Awards pinned them to their tuxedos and gowns. Now, 20 years later, the red ribbon is the most enduring symbol of a crisis that continues to mercilessly strike men, women and […]

Hugh Jackman’s Return Raises Record $1,789,580

  Bringing his wit, charm and a little bit of playful cajoling, Hugh Jackman’s return to Broadway not only broke box office records, but also helped fill a widening gap of financial support for hundreds of AIDS and family service organizations across the country. Opening on November 10, 2011, Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway played […]

A Moment of Remembrance

When the GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition was first staged in 1989, the AIDS epidemic had already taken from us a staggering number of people and devastated the theatre community. An activist from the earliest days of the AIDS epidemic, stage and screen star Judith Light, currently featured in the stellar company of the Broadway […]