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Fred Ebb Foundation’s Generosity Tops $10 Million Mark

Legendary lyricist Fred Ebb continues to make a difference for thousands of men and women. In December 2014, the Fred Ebb Foundation donated $1.65 million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, bringing its total contribution to $10 million since Ebb died in 2004. “My Uncle Fred wanted to give back to the theatre community because it’s the […]

Broadway Backwards 2014

The best of Broadway wowed a sold-out house at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 24, 2014, bringing laughter, tears and cheers to the unforgettable ninth annual edition ofBroadway Backwards. The standing-room-only audience raised a record-breaking $423,182 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. The staggering total […]

26th Annual Gypsy Of The Year

  From a 40th anniversary celebration of the groundbreaking show The Wiz to poignant social commentary on today’s headlines expressed through dance, the 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year showcased the immense talent displayed eight times a week by the gypsies of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions. More than 200 gypsies came […]

Legendary Actress Revisits Emotional Past for Blue Nights Reading

The resonant voice of Vanessa Redgrave echoed off the hallowed walls of the cathedral: “What greater grief can there be for mortals than to see their children dead. Euripedes said that. When we talk about mortality we are talking about our children.” Redgrave was reading from Blue Nights, an evocative memoir by acclaimed author, and […]

Bucks County Cabaret

An exuberant audience filled the Bucks County Playhouse to cheer and heap adoration on celebrated singer Linda Eder as she headlined this year’s edition of Bucks County Cabaret and helped raise an impressive $131,650. Eder’s vocal dexterity was on full display at the historic New Hope, PA, theatre as she rolled through an array of […]

28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction

Broadway fans found everything from rare opening night gifts to classic original Playbills, met their favorite stars and bid on once-in-a-life-time experiences to push the grand total at the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction to an all-time high of $713,986. The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans once again brought […]

Clinic’s Safety Net Catches Health Care Reform Questions

As politicians bicker about the clouds that linger over ongoing health care reform, one beacon of light continues to shine brightly on New York City’s West 57th Street. The Actors Fund’s Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic, supported again last year with a $600,000 grant from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, remains on the front lines, addressing […]

Furry Pals Find Forever Homes when Broadway Barks in Shubert Alley

    Dozens of adoptable dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes joined hundreds of pet lovers to fill the New York City theatre district’s famed Shubert Alley as 60 of Broadway’s best and brightest performers volunteered their time to help raise awareness for adopting rescue pets. For many of the animals, their short […]

Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! Shakes, Rattles & Disrobes

  Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, a luscious, modern-day mix tape of sensual sights and sounds featuring 170 of New York’s sexiest dancers, celebrated its move to a new home on June 22, 2014, by raising $1,386,105 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Honoring iconic music moments and songs from Elvis to Pink, Aerosmith to Prince, […]

Schmackary’s Bakes Up second Delicious Fundraiser

Click any thumbnail to view the image larger It’s not unusual to see long lines of customers snaking out the door at Schmackary’s Cookies, the “official cookie of Broadway.” But for one week in May, the smiling faces serving the New York City bakery’s confectionary delights were not your regular bakers. More than 30 Broadway […]