26th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction

The spirit and generosity of the theatre community shined as brightly as the autumn sun as the 26th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction blew past all previous record totals to raise a spectacular $681,892.The all-day event on Sunday, September 23, 2012, featured 59 tables overflowing with theatrical memorabilia, rare mementos and unique Broadway […]

Broadway Bares: Beach Burlesque On Fire Island

  Broadway Bares made a splashy return to Fire Island on June 2, 2012, as more than two dozen sexy dancers and singers brought Beach Burlesque to the Pines, as directed and choreographed by Michael Lee Scott. A mix of new numbers and encores of some of the most memorable Broadway Bares numbers mesmerized two […]

26th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Raises $3,677,855

A roof-raising gospel revival, dancing divas in motorized scooters and even a parade of pooches helped make the 26th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition a memorable spectacle celebrating the incredible generosity and creativity of the theatre community and all Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS supporters. This year’s Easter Bonnet Competition raised $3,677,855, the result of six weeks […]

The Broadway Bears Tops $2 Million To End 15-Year Run

The 15th and grand finale edition of The Broadway Bears, the annual auction of handmade, one-of-a-kind, theatrically costumed teddy bears, raised a record-setting $198,300, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway lovers and teddy bear collectors came together Sunday, March 18, 2012, for one last time to bid on – and bid adieu to – museum-quality […]

Broadway Backwards 7 Raises a Record $329,000

  Broadway Backwards 7, the once-a-year celebration of the gay and lesbian community, our friends and families, raised a record-breaking $329,000 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. The sold-out show on March 5, 2012, left the audience cheering 20 unforgettable performances by stars from Broadway and […]

Gypsy Of The Year Raises All-Time High $4,895,253

The 23rd Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition raised an all-time high $4,895,253, thanks to the tireless work of 53 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies during six weeks of intensive fundraising this fall.The grand total was announced at the December 6 performance of Gypsy of the Year, an afternoon of songs, original skits and dances […]

Jersey Boys Cast Performs Hall & Oates Songbook

The Jersey Boys jumped effortlessly from their signature tight harmonies into the world of the legendary Hall & Oates as cast members from the Broadway hit rocked a standing-room-only benefit August 21, 2011, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.Backed by an impressive five-piece band, the talented singers spent their night off rolling through 11 Hall & […]

Masterpiece Turns Living Art Into Million-Dollar Evening

  Flipping the traditionally staid art auction into a racy, risqué and altogether sexy parade of art-come-to-life provocative paintings and seductive statues, Broadway Bares XXI: Masterpiece served up a modern-day burlesque spectacle with 192 sexy and scintillating Broadway dancers. Broadway Bares XXI: Masterpiece delivered as none others have in the past, raising $1,103,072, the highest […]

25th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Raises $3,706,085

Six weeks of enthusiastic audience appeals, unique memorabilia sales and one-of-a-kind auctions by 52 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies pushed Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ 25th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition fundraising grand total to an extraordinary $3,706,085. Since the Easter Bonnet Competition began in 1987, the event has raised more than $46 million for Broadway Cares. The […]

Grand Finale Celebration Brings ABC Daytime’s Seven-Year Total to $1,850,000

In a memorable evening packed with unforgettable song and dance from two dozen of daytime television’s most talented actors, the Grand Finale Celebration of ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares on March 13, 2011, raised an astounding $302,690. The emotional evening ended with a surprise appearance by the queen of daytime television, Susan Lucci, rushing onto […]