Hugh Jackman’s Return Raises Record $1,789,580

  Bringing his wit, charm and a little bit of playful cajoling, Hugh Jackman’s return to Broadway not only broke box office records, but also helped fill a widening gap of financial support for hundreds of AIDS and family service organizations across the country. Opening on November 10, 2011, Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway played […]

Christmas Eve Plays Santa For Broadway’s Leading Men

  The incomparable Ann Harada returned to make her holiday wishes – and those of some of Broadway’s hunkiest leading men – come true as Avenue Q‘s politically incorrect and hysterical Christmas Eve celebrated the holidays with a one-night-only benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. For the third year, Harada stepped into the character that […]

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 […]

Broadway Flea Market Extends Into Times Square Raising $547,658

Theatre fans opened their hearts and wallets at the 25th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, propelling the unrivaled outdoor event to raise an astonishing $547,658. The all-day event, held September 25, 2011, extended beyond its traditional West 44th Street location to include the Times Square pedestrian plaza on Broadway between West 43rd and […]

Up Our Alley 13 Scores with $120,000

Whoever said 13 was an unlucky number? Classical Action’s 13th annual benefit bowling bonanza was anything but unlucky, raising more than $120,000 and making it the second-highest edition of Up Our Alley since it started in 1999. The 2011 total was up $41,000 over last year. To expand participation, the traditional heart and soul of Up Our Alley, […]

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 & […]

Broadway Barks 13 Welcomes Two-Legged Stars & Their Four-Legged Friends

  More loyal (and certainly more cuddly) than the swallows of Capistrano, dozens of adorable dogs and cats returned to Shubert Alley on July 9 for Broadway Barks 13, the annual pet adopt-a-thon that benefits New York City’s animal shelters.Barks founders Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters welcomed a throng of animal lovers who stood […]

Fire Island Dance Festival 17 Raises Record $340,445

The 17th annual edition of the spectacular Fire Island Dance Festival raised a record-breaking $340,445, surpassing the previous record by more than $23,000. Fire Island Dance Festival 17, the most anticipated cultural event of the season at Fire Island Pines, was presented July 15-17 and is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a […]

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 […]