Collections in Chicago: Elphaba and Friends are WICKED Good

At Gypsy of the Year on December 5, the Chicago-based “Shiz” company of Wicked brought home the top fundraising prize for a national production or touring show for the third straight time, collecting $175,000 for BC/EFA. The show’s collections coordinator explains how they work their magic. By Andy Smith It took Urinetown’s potty-mouthed urchin with […]

Mamma Mia! Tour Collects “Money, Money, Money”

For more than four years, Mamma Mia! – the Rodney Dangerfield of musicals – has been defying critical disrespect, selling out houses on Broadway and on tour. These sold-out crowds not only pay big dividends for the ABBA musical’s backers, but for Broadway Cares as well. Since Mamma Mia! hit the road in February 2002, […]

BC/EFA Mourns the Passing of Founding Member Patrick Quinn

Broadway Cares and the entire New York theater community mourn the passing of actor and actors’ advocate Patrick Quinn, First Vice President of BC/EFA’s board of trustees and President of Actors’ Equity since 2000. Mr. Quinn, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his vacation home in the Poconos, was 56. A founding member […]

A Profile of BC/EFA’s Recent Tony Honoree Peter Neufeld

By Andy Smith From Ruby Keeler to Eartha Kitt to Patti LuPone – drop a theatrical celebrity’s name from the past 50+ years and BC/EFA’s Peter Neufeld probably knows where to find them, be it in Switzerland next door to Julie Andrews, or at the bar at Joe Allen on Broadway’s Restaurant Row. In a […]

As Nina West, Ohio’s Andrew Levitt Raises $2,500 for BC/EFA

By Andy Smith With inspiration from sources as diverse as Elaine Stritch: at Liberty and memoirist James Frey, 27-year old Andrew Levitt created a sold-out AIDS fundraiser on his first try, selling out Columbus, Ohio’s Axis dance club and raising $5,000 for charity in the process. Of that, $2,500 went to Broadway Cares, the rest […]

Touring Productions Boosting BC/EFA’s Bottom Line

For years, Broadway Cares has helped AIDS Service Providers nationwide fulfill their missions with grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. During the past several years, theaters outside New York, in the heartland and on both coasts, have stepped up their efforts on our behalf, playing an increasingly essential role in BC/EFA’s fundraising. This article focuses […]

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Contributes $350,000 To Hurricane Relief & AIDS Service Organizations Throughout The Gulf Coast

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, AIDS and family service organizations in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and the Florida panhandle have either been directly affected by Hurricane Katrina, or have seen an increase (in some cases overwhelming increase) in the assistance they must deliver to their clients as well as those people displaced by the hurricane. […]