18th Annual Gypsy Of The Year Raises An Astonishing $2,992,800

The 18th AnnualGYPSY OF THE YEAR COMPETITION brought in just under $3 million for BC/EFA, thanks to the efforts of 58 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway and National Touring shows. Held December 4th and 5th at 52nd Street’s Neil Simon Theatre (home of Hairspray),this year’s event earned $2,992,800,edging past 2005’s total of $2,972,721. To date, the 18 […]

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

SPEND HALLOWEEN WITH HEDWIG and the ANGRY INCH LAST YEAR’S SOLD OUT BENEFIT RETURNS FOR A ONE NIGHT ONLY PERFORMANCE BENEFITTING BROADWAY CARES EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (New York, NY – Tuesday, October 3, 2006) – Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids(BC/EFA) in association with GoFigure Productions present a one night only performance of John Cameron Mitchell and […]

The 20th Annual Flea Market & Grand Auction

Ignoring the weatherman’s prediction of daylong showers, large crowds turned out to shop for bargains, bid on glamorous prizes and meet their favorite celebrities at BC/EFA’s 20th Annual Flea Market and Grand Auction, held Sunday in Times Square’s Shubert Alley. This year’s result of $505,832 brought the event’s 20-year total to $6,045,511. “I stopped wanting […]

Fleet Street On The Bowery Concert Event – A Sold Out Success

CERVERIS, SHEIK, MCKAY AND FRIENDS RAISE $6500 FOR BROADWAY CARES / EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (New York, August 22, 2006) –  Michael Cerveris the demon barber of Broadway traded his razor for an axe (guitar) and ventured downtown to the lower east side to headline “FLEET STREET ON THE BOWERY” a one-night-only bill of show tune free […]

Broadway Barks 8 Helps 25 NYC Shelters & Animal Rescue Agencies

By Andy Smith As always, the annual Broadway Barks event drew thousands to Shubert Alley, raised much-needed funds for animal shelters and rescue groups in the area and helped a lot of cats and dogs find loving homes. “I was told we had 21 on-the-spot adoptions and lots of applications.  We anticipate about 60 adoptions […]

Broadway Bares 16: New York Strip

It was the hottest day of the year on Sunday, June 19 and temperatures were rising at BC/EFA’s hottest event of the year, BROADWAY BARES. Held in the famed Roseland Ballroom, the house was packed for both the 9:30 and Midnight shows as thousands watched over 200 performers take it off for a good cause. […]

Patti Lupone is The Lady With The Torch

In a generous two-hour, two-act concert at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, Patti Lupone – celebrating the launch of her new CD from Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records — The Lady With The Torch – plumbed the depths of the torch song repertoire in her singular style and trumpeting voice that consistently amazes with its power and range. The […]

The 9th Annual Broadway Bears Auction Raises an Impressive $111,350!

The 9th Annual Broadway Bears Auction was staged Sunday evening, May 21 at B.B. Blues Club & Grill in Times Square. The event, originally scheduled for February 12 but postponed due to record snowfall, lost none of its momentum in recording an impressive $111,350 in total contributions from ticket, sponsorship, merchandise and bear sales. Perennial […]

The 20th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Raises $3.1 Million

  (Photo Credit: Gary J. Cooper) BC/EFA’s Easter Bonnet Competition turned 20 with a bang on April 25, earning more than $3 million and thrilling two sold-out audiences with splashy headgear, a tribute to 1986 and a host of surprise guest stars. Special guests Julia Roberts (Three Days of Rain), Harry Connick Jr. (The Pajama […]

Jim David and Friends Make Comedy Cares III a Hit

With a full house and six comics who had the crowd laughing hysterically, BC/EFA’s Third Annual Comedy Cares Event was not only fun for all involved, but a fundraising success as well. From Host Jim David, who helped produce and promote the event, to Saturday Night Live’s Darrell Hammond, who eagerly filled in as a […]