BroadwayWorld interview with Tom Viola

As Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS reaches its 30th year in existence, Executive Director Tom Viola recently discussed the history of the organization with BroadwayWorld.com founder and editor in chief, Robert Diamond. Viola has been executive director since 1996 and has been a part of the organization since its inception in 1988. BroadwayWorld.com: Going back to […]

Broadway Bares: Game Night Wins Big and Breaks Records

  Broadway’s hottest dancers and two explosively responsive audiences came together for a fierce and steamy evening of fun and sensational striptease at Broadway Bares: Game Night, this year’s record-breaking edition of the annual spectacular. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Game Night raised $1,875,090 with two standing-room-only performances on Sunday, […]

Show Tunes Inspire Tantalizing Broadway Bares Fire Island

  Winsome waitresses, bodacious businessmen trying to succeed and fierce French revolutionaries all helped prove how show tunes can be sexy at this year’s Broadway-inspired Broadway Bares Fire Island. Twenty-six dancers direct from New York City arrived on the shores of the Fire Island Pines on June 2, 2018, and raised a record-breaking $59,207 for […]

Stars, Insiders and Fans Push Broadway Bets to Break Records

  High energy, enthusiasm and a night of incredible fundraising were dealt in spades when Broadway stars, industry insiders and fans raised a record $295,100 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Monday, May 14, 2018, at the fourth edition of Broadway Bets, Broadway’s official poker tournament. The jaw-dropping total was raised in a spirited evening […]

Buckets Bring in $5.7 Million at 32nd Annual Easter Bonnet Competition

  Humor, hope and heart were at the core of the performances at the 32nd annual Easter Bonnet Competition, which raised $5,721,879 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The near-record number was raised by 62 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions and was announced Tuesday, April 24, 2018, by Hello, Dolly!‘s Victor Garber and Bernadette Peters […]

Broadway Backwards Shatters Fundraising Records

  Fundraising records and gender norms alike were smashed by stars of stage, screen and pop music on April 2, 2018, at the inclusive, dynamic and loving Broadway Backwards. The 13th annual edition of the show, which celebrates the LGBTQ community through gender-reversed renditions of beloved showtunes, raised an incredible $680,273 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity […]

Donations Fuel More Than $2 Million in Essential Food Grants

Across the country, from coast to coast, people are receiving the meals they so desperately need from food banks and meal delivery services, thanks to the incredible efforts of the theatre community and supporters of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The Broadway Cares food grants committee met February 8, 2018, and awarded $2,015,000 to 121 organizations, […]