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 […]

Broadway Bets ‘Shuffles Up and Deals’ Record Numbers

Theatre fans and Broadway’s biggest behind-the-scenes players went “all in” on Monday, May 16, 2016, at the second annual edition of Broadway Bets, Broadway’s official poker tournament, raising a spectacular $247,800 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This year’s impressive total far surpassed the inaugural edition’s final tally of $137,200. The fundraising total was revealed after […]

Broadway Backwards Exhilarates Sold-Out House

  The sold-out audience at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre was dazzled March 21, 2016, by this year’s stirring edition ofBroadway Backwards. The annual celebration, where men sing songs originally written for women and vice versa offering this audience the chance to see LGBT stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, set a new […]

Easter Bonnet Competition Sets Highest Fundraising Total Ever

  The 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, celebrating six weeks of fundraising by 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, raised a record-shattering $5,528,568, the largest grand total in Broadway Cares history. The show featured a surprise performance by rock legend Stevie Nicks, two top awards to the company of Hamilton and more than 230 […]

Christmas Eve Makes Wishes Come True at Holiday Hunkfest

  The incomparable Ann Harada returned to spread holiday spirit along with some of Broadway’s leading men at Christmas Eve’s Holiday Hunkfest, a one-night-only benefit December 14, 2015. Harada stepped back into the iconic character of Christmas Eve, the hysterically inappropriate yet sincere therapist fromAvenue Q she originated on Broadway. In an audaciously entertaining evening […]

Surprise Rap, Inspiring Dance Make for Memorable Gypsy of the Year

  For the 27th year, the best and brightest Broadway “gypsies” showed off their talent and dedication with funny, dramatic, emotional and thought-provoking numbers at the annual Gypsy of the Year competition. More than 150 of the most talented singers and dancers in the ensembles of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows performed original dances, songs and […]