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BWW TV: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 'Catalog of Giving' Sneak Preview!

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' " 2009/2010 Catalog of Giving" is here. With the holidays upon us there was no better time to check out The catalog, so we teamed with one of Broadway's favorite leading men, Brent Barrett, currently starring in CHICAGO, to bring you a special preview of the wonderful items waiting for you at www.broadwaycares.org!

You can also order the fantastic one-of-a-kind merchandise all year long. Where else can you find a unique assortment of red ribbon items alongside their signature Broadway Cares Collection, those incredibly popular items adorned with Broadway musical logos? 

Brent Barrett is no stranger to the stages of Broadway, the West End, concert halls, recording studios and television. Most recently, he starred as the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular at The Venetian Hotel and Casino. In addition to CHICAGO's Billy Flynn, his other Broadway roles include Frank Butler in the Broadway revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun at the Marquis Theatre opposite Reba McEntire, Charles Castleton in the Alan Jay Lerner musical Dance a Little Closer, Baron Felix Von Gaigern in Grand Hotel and Maximillon in the revival of Candide. He recently released his third solo recording, a Christmas CD titled Christmas Mornings, produced by Bruce Kimmel on Kritzerland Records.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) is the nation's leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant making organization. BC/EFA is the on-going, committed response from the American Theatre community to an urgent worldwide health crisis. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of this community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $140 million for critically needed services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses. BC/EFA is the major supporter of six programs at The Actors' Fund - including The AIDS Initiative, The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, 2 supportive housing residences and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic at The Aurora in NYC - and awards grants to over 400 AIDS and family service organizations yearly.

For more information, visit www.BroadwayCares.org.

BWW TV: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 'Catalog of Giving' Sneak Preview!
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Eddie Varley was most recently seen as one of the stars of the Lifetime Television Series, MATCHED IN MANHATTAN.

On the New York stage he was a cast member of the long running hit musical revue INTO THE WEEDS: The Bill Weeden Songbook at the Laurie Beechman Theater. Eddie received critical acclaim for his role of Jameson in the New York and Los Angeles Productions of Joe Mortimer's GRAPEFRUIT. As a cast member of the New Vic Theatre of London, he toured both the UK and US in their productions of DRACULA, HUNCHBACK and THE CANTERBURY TALES. He spent several Holiday seasons at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino's Showroom Theater headlining with performers such as the legendary Mickey Rooney, Andrea McArdle and John Byner. An accomplished illustrator, his work can be found in the recent McGraw Hill release, WHY HASN'T HE CALLED?

He is the Creative Director of BroadwayWorld.com