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Audra McDonald Stars as New Broadway Cares’ Holiday Legends Ornament

For the 2021 holiday season, six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald joins the ranks of Broadway legends immortalized as holiday ornaments benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Captured as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, McDonald glistens as a 6″ glass ornament draped in the jewel-adorned gown she wore onstage at Circle […]

Red Bucket Follies Celebration to Return in 2022

Each December, the theater community comes together to celebrate six weeks of competitive fundraising with skits, songs and presentations at the Red Bucket Follies. Two days of hilarious and heartwarming performances conclude with some of Broadway’s most beloved stars announcing the results of both the fundraising and presentations for an audience of theater insiders. As […]

Seven Dynamic Voices Join Broadway Cares Board of Trustees

The Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Board of Trustees added seven dynamic new members whose dedication and devotion to Broadway and the theater community reach from center stage to backstage and beyond. Joining the board at its annual fall meeting on October 7, 2021, were music director Ted Arthur, City National Bank Executive Vice President Linda […]

Red Bucket Audience Appeals on Hiatus until Spring 2022

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ traditional in-theater red bucket appeals will be on hiatus until spring 2022 as shows diligently work to return to their theatrical homes and welcome back audiences in New York City and across the country. The appeals typically take place twice a year – in the spring and fall – during six […]

Supporters Fuel Fiscal Year 2021 Grant-making Past $13 Million

  While theaters on Broadway and across the country were forced into darkness because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS supporters shined brightly, fueling an extraordinary $13,024,000 in grants to The Actors Fund and 424 other social services agencies across the country during fiscal year 2021, which ends September 30. “Even with theaters […]

Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home Uncovers Fantasies and Newfound Pride

  After more than a year of being homebound and Zoomed out, Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home turned its signature blend of dance and striptease into all-new cinematically filmed mini movies for a unique online premiere Sunday, June 20, 2021. Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home gave audiences a more up close and intimate Bares than […]

Adorable, Adoptable Animals Grab Broadway Barks Across America Spotlight

  Broadway Barks Across America, the world’s most star-studded animal adoption event, trotted back to screens on May 23, 2021, for its second virtual edition, hosted by Barks co-founder Bernadette Peters. The streaming evening featured adoptable animals from shelters across the country with the stage and screen stars who love them. Throughout the stream, 34 […]