VIDEO: CATS Runner-Up Performance at BC/EFA Broadway Bonnets Paws at Pop Culture
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2017
Broadway's best shared playful parodies, stirred emotions and delivered dance-driven delights at the 31st annual Easter Bonnet Competition, which raised a record-shattering $6,379,572 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. It's the single highest fundraising total in Broadway Cares history. Cats won runner-up, check out the hilarious performance! (more...)
VIDEO: THE LION KING Wins Best Presentation and Bonnet Design at BC/EFA's Broadway Bonnet Competition
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2017
Broadway's best shared playful parodies, stirred emotions and delivered dance-driven delights at the 31st annual Easter Bonnet Competition. Video of was released through BC/EFA's Facebook page, check out THE LION KING's multiculturally beautiful presentation and bonnet! (more...)
BROADWAY BARES to Sizzle in Fire Island Pines Striptease for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2017
Fire Island will sizzle with the sexiest striptease show of the summer when Broadway Bares returns to Fire Island Pines. (more...)
VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Helps Find a Lost Egg at BC/EFA Easter Bonnet!
by Stage Tube - April 28, 2017
Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones and the cast of Dear Evan Hansen parodied their show's anthem 'You Will Be Found' with the tale of a lonesome Easter egg, hidden and never found after this year's egg hunt. The egg finds solace in the accepting arms of the Broadway community, with special nods to a dozen current shows. (more...)
VIDEO: Hats Off to BC/EFA! Watch Highlights from the 31st Annual Easter Bonnet Competition!
by Stage Tube - April 27, 2017
Easter Bonnet Competition Raises $6,379,572 for BC/EFA
by Alan Henry - April 25, 2017
We've got the fundraising results from the annual Easter Bonnet Competition! Check out the winners below! (more...)
WAITRESS Auctions Off Prop and Meet and Greet with Sara Bareilles for Astonishing Sum for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2017
Oh what baking can do. Sugar, butter, flour, and an apron added up to a huge donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids at WAITRESS recently. Following curtain call, the company held a live auction of a signed apron used in the show by star Sara Bareilles. (more...)
Line-Up Announced for 31st Annual Easter Bonnet Competition
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2017
Broadway's fresh new faces, sensational stars, extraordinary ensembles and venerable veterans will take the stage at the 31st annual Easter Bonnet Competition on Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)
Summer School Will Be in Session This June for Broadway Bares: Strip U- Watch a Sexy Trailer!
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017
Class will be in session this summer at the only college campus where clothing is optional and bodacious burlesque is always in the curriculum. This year's theme for Broadway Bares, announced today, is Strip U, an unrivaled evening of seductive striptease production numbers with an academic twist, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)
VIDEO: The Battle of Fundraising? Glenn Close and SUNSET BOULEVARD Crash HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2017
There's a battle happening, and this time it's not in Yorktown. The competition part of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids Easter Bonnet Competition fundraising reached a new level last night between the casts of Sunset Boulevard and Hamilton as seen in the video below. (more...)
Photo Flash: AVENUE Q, CHICAGO, WAITRESS, and More Perform at Saks Fifth Avenue Spring Fete Celebration for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2017
On Sunday, April 16, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE and President MARC METRICK, in partnership with BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS, hosted a selection of musical performances from top Broadway shows outside of the retailer's iconic New York flagship during the city's famed EASTER DAY PARADE. (more...)
Literary Tales Get Sexy for BC/EFA in 'BROADWAY BARES SF II: MANUSTRIPT'
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017
Philanthropy and all-star entertainment take center stage as the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) presents Broadway Bares SF II: ManuSTRIPT: Literary Tales with Happy Endings - a special one-night-only benefit strip show benefiting REAF and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Sun. June 18, 2017 - 9:00 pm (doors open 8:30 pm) DNA Lounge, 375 11th St. (Folsom & Harrison Sts.), in San Francisco 94103. (more...)
Tim Realbuto to Return to the Met Room with 'BECAUSE I CAN' BC/EFA Benefit
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017
Tim Realbuto, the popular singer and actor, who previously sold out engagements at the Metropolitan Room and other venues across the city, will return to the Met Room with the all-new BC/EFA benefit show 'BECAUSE I CAN,' featuring surprise Broadway guest stars, a full band, and a raffle! (more...)
VIDEO: Lucas Steele Gets Personal with BC/EFA Speech After 'GREAT COMET'
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2017
Lucas Steele took a moment after a performance of Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 to give a touching speech encouraging donations to BC/EFA. See what he had to say below! (more...)
MOTOWN UNPLUGGED: A LEGACY OF LOVE, Featuring Touring Cast, to Benefit BC/EFA in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - April 6, 2017
Cast members of the national touring production of Motown the Musical (coming to Detroit April 18 - 30 at the Fisher Theatre) will perform in a special concert to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Ferndale's Blessings in a Backpack. 'MOTOWN UNPLUGGED: A LEGACY OF LOVE' takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24 at The Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 18+ event. (more...)
Photo Flash: James Barbour and the Cast of PHANTOM Sing Rodgers & Hammerstein for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - April 4, 2017
The Broadway at Birdland concert series welcomed members from the cast of Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera, who came together to sing the songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein in concert. Scroll down for photos from the evening! (more...)
The Art of Acting Studio to Host 3rd Annual Shakespeare Benefit for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - April 4, 2017
A tradition in New York at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting since 1994, the Shakespeare Benefit performs its third year in Los Angeles at The Art of Acting Studio on Saturday, April 8th at 7pm and Sunday, April 9th at 7pm. The annual benefit supports Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)
BC/EFA's Broadway Bets, Broadway's Official Poker Tournament, Returns this May
by BWW News Desk - March 29, 2017
An evening of revelry and friendly rivalry is in the cards for the theatre community when Broadway Bets, Broadway's official poker tournament, returns for its third edition on Monday, May 15, 2017. The event is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)
Patti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky Team for BC/EFA Benefit DECONSTRUCTING PATTI
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2017
One of Broadway's greatest stars will join forces with the ultimate authority on all such things for an extraordinary evening of music and merriment at Deconstructing Patti, AnEvening of Broadway Songs and Stories with Patti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky on Sunday, May 14, 2017. The evening benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)
BC/EFA Makes Some Red Bucket Fundraising Items Available for Purchase Online!
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017
It's red bucket season on Broadway, and this year it extends beyond your favorite Broadway Theatres. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids is making certain fundraising items available to purchase online! (more...)
VIDEO: Jay Armstrong Johnson and Andrew Keenan-Bolger are 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen' at Broadway Backwards!
by Stage Tube - March 17, 2017
Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Jay Armstrong Johnson came together in a giddy, delightful duet of "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" from The Sound of Music. The pair gleefully gallivanted across the stage as a confident Johnson wooed the naive, innocent Keenan-Bolger through a charmingly updated romp through the classic. (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Josh Groban, Andrew Rannells & More Gender Swap at Broadway Backwards!
by Stage Tube - March 17, 2017
Broadway Backwards on March, 13, 2017, where men sing songs intended for women and vice versa without changing pronouns, shattered fundraising records, bringing in an impressive $522,870 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. (more...)
SPEECH & DEBATE's NYC Film Premiere Will Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017
Sycamore Pictures (Begin Again, The Hollars, The Way Way Back) has announced the theatrical release of SPEECH & DEBATE will open in New York City at AMC's EMPIRE 25 beginning Friday, April 7, 2017. (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Cynthia Erivo Take on RAGTIME's 'Make Them Hear You' at Broadway Backwards!
by Stage Tube - March 15, 2017
At Broadway Backwards 2017, Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo brought the house down with a gospel-infused rendition of "Make Them Hear You" from Ragtime. Her powerful, show-stopping vocals, backed by the Broadway Backwards ensemble, had the audience on its feet cheering for more in a fitting finale to this year's show. (more...)
Photo Flash: Cynthia Erivo, Josh Groban & More Spread the Love at BROADWAY BACKWARDS- $522,870 Raised for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2017
Equality, solidarity and warmth filled the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 13, 2017, when the biggest stars on Broadway proved gender doesn't matter, but love does as they explored and embraced the great songs of musical theatre at the 12th annual Broadway Backwards. (more...)