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Christmas Eve’s Holiday Hunkfest Makes Season Merrier and Brighter

    The incomparably endearing Ann Harada and 12 of Broadway’s leading men delighted a sold-out audience with hilarious and heartwarming holiday hits at the 2016 edition of Christmas Eve’s Holiday Hunkfest. Reprising her celebrated role as Avenue Q‘s original adorably inappropriate Christmas Eve, Harada asked Santa to grant her one wish: to sing alongside […]

Hope and Unity Resonate at 28th Annual Gypsy of the Year

  Broadway’s best spread messages of unity, hope and resilience through satire, song and dance December 5 and 6, 2016, at the 28th annual Gypsy of the Year competition. Gypsy of the Year , which celebrated six weeks of dedicated fundraising from 55 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, raised $4,492,636 for Broadway Cares. The […]

From Executive Director Tom Viola

This morning, like every morning, Americans of every gender, ethnicity, religion, orientation, identity and economic status will turn to social service organizations across the country and The Actors Fund for a much-needed hand up and supportive shoulder. And this morning, like every morning, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will be there with our entire community – […]

Hudson Valley Dance Festival Celebrates Fourth Annual Edition

Dance lovers and performers alike gathered on the shores of the Hudson River on October 8, 2016, to celebrate the fourth annual Hudson Valley Dance Festival in Catskill, NY. The two performances at Historic Catskill Point raised a record-breaking $136,767. The shows featured performances ranging from tap to ballet to contemporary by acclaimed dance companies.

BC/EFA Breaks Record at 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction

  A stunning fall day set the perfect stage September 25, 2016, as Broadway fans searched for endless theatre treasures and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, which raised a record $782,081. Everything you love about Broadway was all in one place as rare Broadway memorabilia, celebrity meet-and-greets and […]

Passing Showers Don’t Dampen 2016 Edition of Broadway Barks

  It may have seemed like it was raining cats and dogs on July 30, 2016, but the dozens of felines and canines in Shubert Alley were there for the 18th annual edition of Broadway Barks, the pet adoption event founded by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters. Mother Nature unleashed a downpour during the […]

Fire Island Dance Festival Features Five Premieres, Shatters Fundraising Record

On a picturesque waterfront stage overlooking the Great South Bay, this year’s Fire Island Dance Festival welcomed ballet, modern and contemporary dance powerhouses on July 15-17, 2016. The 22nd annual edition of the summer’s most talked-about cultural and charitable event in Fire Island Pines raised a record-breaking $560,133. The festival included the world premieres of

Live In Living Color: Broadway Bares Strips and Sizzles “On Demand”

  Chiseled morning show hosts, rock-hard reality show contestants and pumped up politicos took over the airwaves at this year’s ratings-raising edition of Broadway Bares, an evening of elaborately staged burlesque production numbers that gave a new meaning to “Bares TV.” Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: On Demand raised an impressive […]

Auctioneer Lorna Kelly Leaves Loving Legacy of Sass and Success

  At the age of 30, Lorna Kelly was told she was too wild and unpredictable to continue as a secretary at esteemed auction house Sotheby’s. Her reaction was to knock on the Sotheby’s president’s office door and convince him to let her conduct her own sales. The confident Kelly subsequently blazed the trail for […]

BC/EFA Donates $150,000 to Help Orlando Victims, Families

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced today that $150,000 will be donated on behalf of the Broadway community and all Broadway Cares supporters to three service organizations in central Florida committed to reaching out and providing emergency assistance to the victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting, and their families and friends. “Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS […]