Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
What we do together, makes a difference
Broadway Cares’ signature red buckets will be held by dedicated volunteers and company members in Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions across the country as six weeks of in-theater fundraising begins Friday, October 25.
The fundraising will be celebrated in a variety show of songs, dances and skits at the Red Bucket Follies, which will be performed Monday, December 9, and Tuesday, December 10, at the New Amsterdam Theatre, home to Disney’s Aladdin.
The Broadway shows that have begun fundraising are Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, Aladdin, Beetlejuice, Betrayal, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, A Christmas Carol, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Derren Brown: Secret, Freestyle Love Supreme, Frozen, The Great Society, Hadestown, Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, The Lion King, Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Oklahoma!, The Phantom of the Opera, Slave Play, Tootsie, Waitress, Wicked and Off-Broadway’s Bella Bella, Fiddler on the Roof – in Yiddish, Jersey Boys, Little Shop of Horrors, A Musical About Star Wars, Naked Boys Singing, The Play That Goes Wrong, Rock of Ages and Scotland, PA.
National tours performing in cities coast to coast also are joining in the fundraising. More shows will be added throughout the six-week period.
Every dollar placed in the iconic #redbuckets will help provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals, emergency financial assistance and more to the most vulnerable among us. A $10 donation covers an HIV test at a health clinic. A $50 donation provides 10 full grocery bags from a food pantry or 20 home delivered meals to the disabled and most vulnerable among us.
Many shows also will offer signed posters, autographed Playbills and other unique items and experiences in exchange for a donation to Broadway Cares.
Last year, 67 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours raised $6.1 million. Beginning in 1989, the 29 editions of Gypsy of the Year and last year’s first edition of Red Bucket Follies together have raised $82 million to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Last Year’s Highlights