BC/EFA’s 21st Annual Gypsy Of The Year Competition Breaks Fundraising Records

An enthralled Palace Theatre audience leapt to its feet when Bernadette Peters and Superior Donuts’Michael McKean(#1)announced that a record-breaking $4,630,695 had been raised during the six weeks of collections by Broadway, Off-Broadway and National Tour companies. This astonishing total from 2009’s GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition surpassed the previous record of $3,927,000 raised in 2007 […]

Christmas Eve With Christmas Eve

On December 14, musical comedy wonder Ann Harada revived her character “Christmas Eve” from the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q for CHRISTMAS EVE WITH CHRISTMAS EVE, a cabaret benefit for BC/EFA held at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space @ WNYC in SoHo.    “I have been very good this year and Santa made my wish […]

Salon: A Broadway House Concert

All of BC/EFA events are unique, but the intimate rapport between the performers and guests at Ron Pobuda’s annual Salonis hard to duplicate. It’s a special feeling that keeps loyal fans coming back and makes new friends every year. In four short years this event has raised almost $100,000 for BC/EFA. Monday, November 2’s Fourth […]

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

By Scott Tucker    “Don’t You Know Me? I’m the new Berlin Wall Baby! Try and tear me down!” declared the East German slip of a ‘girlyboy’ to a sold-out audience of her hard-core fans at New World Stages on Wednesday, October 28th, as Hedwig (David Brian Colbert), along with band members Yitzhak (Petra DeLuca) […]

The 23rd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction

Against All Odds The 23rd Annual BROADWAY FLEA MARKET and GRAND AUCTION Raises $403,000! A dismal forecast and heavy showers in the morning drove 64 tables from across Broadway, 75 celebrities, scores of auction items, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of theatre fans indoors. But to tweak a line from Funny Girl, “nobody was gonna […]

Broadway Barks 11

July 11th was a special day for a lot of adorable but for the moment down on their luck dogs and cats, as 26 New York area shelters/rescue organizations and all of Broadway came together on a cool, breezy day in Shubert Alley to help homeless animals find forever homes at Broadway Barks 11. “I’ve […]

Broadway Bares 19.0: Click It!

  BROADWAY BARES 19.0: “CLICK IT!” was a great success, raising $808,819 with tickets for both performances selling out faster than ever before. Presented for the 11th consecutive year at the legendary Roseland Ballroom, a record-breaking 5,902 tickets for the 9:30 and midnight shows on June 21 were sold out by Friday, June 19, elevating […]

23rd Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Raises $3,402,147

Fonda, Irons, Sarandon, Minnelli Headline at the Minskoff The 23rd Annual Easter Bonnet Competition raised an astounding and unexpected $3,402,147 through the combined efforts of 58 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway, and National Tour companies.   Since 1987, when the first Easter Bonnet Competition raised $18,000, 23 editions of this now extraordinary, highly-anticipated annual event have brought in more […]

ABC Daytime & SOAPnet Salute Broadway Cares

It’s hard to believe that our ABC Daytime event is already five years old and that what started out as a one-time celebration of All My Children’s 35th birthday has become a highly anticipated annual tradition. This year’s sold-out event – The 5th Annual ABC & SOAPnet Salute Broadway Cares – generated a record $325,000 in […]