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 […]

The Broadway Community Proclaims “It Gets Better!”

On Friday, October 15 and Monday, October 18, more than 60 actors, writers, directors and notable members of the Broadway community were filmed sharing their personal and often painful stories to provide hope and inspiration to LGBTQ youth across America.  The video created from these sessions is part of the It Gets Better Project, which […]