The Actors Fund Receives Over $4 Million In 2010 From BC/EFA

More than two decades ago, Equity Fights AIDS was created by the Council of Actors Equity to raise funds for the newly created AIDS Initiative of The Actors Fund.  Since that time, during which Equity Fights AIDS merged with Broadway Cares in 1992, BC/EFA has continued its unwavering support, awarding over $55 million to The […]

Increases, Impact and a Tony: 10 Minutes with Tom Viola, Executive Director, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Reproduced from the Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) website, published September 9, 2010 In 22 years, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) has given more than $53 million to HIV/AIDS and family service organizations through its annual National Grants Program. The program’s three grant-rounds include: #1) Food Service and Meal Delivery Programs; #2)  Nationally Recognized Service […]

Two Musical Phenomena Pass Fundraising Milestones

In May, Broadway’s all-time longest running show celebrated another milestone as the now legendary musical, The Phantom of the Opera, surpassed the $4 million mark in fundraising for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. Phantomopened on Broadway on January 26, 1988, right at the same time that members of the Actors Equity Council were organizing […]

Tom Viola Honored with Special Tony Award

    On Saturday, June 12, 2010, in a special cocktail reception at the Manhattan Room at the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel on the eve of The 2010 Tony Awards, The 2010 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre was presented to Executive Director of Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, Tom Viola, as […]

A Celebration Of Ziegfeld And Broadway Cares’ Doris Eaton Travis

  A publicity still of a teenage Follies girl Doris performs at The 19th Annual EASTER BONNET Competition On Tuesday, May 11, 2010, longtime friend to the theatre community and Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, Doris Eaton Travis, passed away at the age of 106. Doris was one of the legendary Ziegfeld Follies Girls, […]

Inspired Student Creates A-List

Commack High School junior Simon Pincus (who has appeared on Broadway in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas), has created ALIST, the Alliance of Long Island Students of Theatre, to raise funds for theatre-related charities.  Although the organization is guided by Simon’s mom, a Hauppauge theatre teacher, ALIST is entirely student-driven, including nine who […]

Jackman and Craig Raise $1.5 Million, Shattering All BC/EFA Records

When the actors best known as Wolverine and 007 teamed up as Chicago cops in Keith Huff’s drama A Steady Rain, no one expected Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig to raise more than $1.5 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, breaking every conceivable BC/EFA fundraising record. But the combination of their star power, generosity of […]

NYU Student Programming Raises Awareness & Funds for BC/EFA

For over five years, New York University has brought HIV/AIDS awareness education to its students through creative programming, specifically though two initiatives, one for freshmen class members called “FYRE* fights AIDS and one for sophomores called ‘More Goes Red.’ #1 Thanks to the efforts of a diligent student planning committee (image #1), the school’s 2008-2009 […]

Constantine Maroulis Presents Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with $25,000

Rock of Ages’ star Constantine Maroulis endorses a giant check for $25,000 before presenting it to Broadway Cares. The check represents Constantine’s winnings from an episode of Fox Network’s “Don’t Forget the Lyrics.” On Thursday, November 20, “American Idol” finalist Constantine Maroulis presented BC/EFA with a check for $25,000, representing the versatile performer’s winnings from […]