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STAGE TUBE: Danielle Brooks Belts Out KINKY BOOTS Hit at BROADWAY BACKWARDS!STAGE TUBE: Danielle Brooks Belts Out KINKY BOOTS Hit at BROADWAY BACKWARDS!
by Stage Tube - March 25, 2016

Watch below as THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks brought the first act to a close with her heart-wrenching rendition of "Hold Me in Your Heart," from the Tony Award-winning smash hit Kinky Boots, the longtime resident at the Hirschfeld.  (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Chita Rivera Croons 'All I Care About Is Love' at BC/EFA's BROADWAY BACKWARDSSTAGE TUBE: Chita Rivera Croons 'All I Care About Is Love' at BC/EFA's BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by Stage Tube - March 24, 2016

At the 2016 edition of BROADWAY BACKWARDS, Broadway legend Chita Rivera brought her own brand of 'razzle-dazzle' to Kander and Ebb's 'All I Care About is Love' from CHICAGO. The actress delivered an unforgettable take on swarmy lawyer Billy Flynn, surrounded by a bevy of feathery beauties, many from the original 1996 CHICAGO revival cast, including Nili Bassman, Mindy Cooper, Mamie Duncan-Gibbs, Gabriela Garcia, Mary Ann Lamb, Dana Moore and Solange Sandy. Click below to watch the full number! (more...)
BWW TV: Telly Leung, Chita Rivera, Tony Yazbeck, Danielle Brooks & More Switch Things Up at BROADWAY BACKWARDS!BWW TV: Telly Leung, Chita Rivera, Tony Yazbeck, Danielle Brooks & More Switch Things Up at BROADWAY BACKWARDS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 23, 2016

The sold-out audience at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre was dazzled Monday, March 21, 2016, by this year's stirring edition of BROADWAY 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 fundraising record. The evening raised an incredible $480,287 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. broadwayWorld was there for the special occasion and we're taking you backstage with the stars below! (more...)
Photo Flash: BROADWAY BACKWARDS, Featuring White, Rivera, Johnson, Brooks and More, Raises Record $480K for BC/EFAPhoto Flash: BROADWAY BACKWARDS, Featuring White, Rivera, Johnson, Brooks and More, Raises Record $480K for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2016

The sold-out audience at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre was dazzled last night, March 21, 2016, by this year's stirring edition of Broadway 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 fundraising record. The evening raised an incredible $480,287 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. Scroll down for stunning shots from the evening! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Tony Yazbeck, Chita Rivera, Danielle Brooks and More Belt for BC/EFA at BROADWAY BACKWARDS - Watch Highlights!STAGE TUBE: Tony Yazbeck, Chita Rivera, Danielle Brooks and More Belt for BC/EFA at BROADWAY BACKWARDS - Watch Highlights!
by Stage Tube - March 22, 2016

The sold-out audience at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre was dazzled Monday, March 21, 2016, by this year's stirring edition of BROADWAY 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 fundraising record. The evening raised an incredible $480,287 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. BroadwayWorld has highlights, featuring performers Tony Yazbeck, Chita Rivera, Danielle Brooks and more, below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!Photo Coverage: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
by Linda Lenzi - March 22, 2016

This year's BROADWAY BACKWARDS (#broadwaybackwards) took the stage last night at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC), home to the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. The evening is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York. BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate with the theatre community on the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)
Julie White Hosts BC/EFA's BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2016, Featuring Chita Rivera & More, TonightJulie White Hosts BC/EFA's BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2016, Featuring Chita Rivera & More, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2016

Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera, Tony nominees Stephanie J. Block and Tony Sheldon, Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple, 'Orange is the New Black'), and Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland) are among those joining the stunning cast of this year's BROADWAY BACKWARDS, a one-night-only musical celebration, custom-made for the LGBT community, our friends and families. Tony winner Julie White, a longtime supporter of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will host this year's 11th edition. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Emily Skinner Previews BROADWAY BACKWARDS with 'Hey There'STAGE TUBE: Emily Skinner Previews BROADWAY BACKWARDS with 'Hey There'
by Stage Tube - March 14, 2016

Below, watch as Broadway star Emily Skinner performs 'Hey There' from The Pajama Game, with Jim Hershman on guitar. Ms. Skinner will perform the song at Broadway Backwards, Monday, March 21 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. (more...)
Official: BC/EFA to Host 30th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition at Minskoff Theatre in AprilOfficial: BC/EFA to Host 30th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition at Minskoff Theatre in April
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2016

The annual Easter Bonnet Competition, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will celebrate its festive 30th edition at 4:30 PM on Monday, April 25, 2016, and at 2 PM on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at the Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street, NYC), home to Disney's long-running hit musical The Lion King. (more...)
Photo Flash: Bill Russell's ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS BC/EFA Benefit Plays BirdlandPhoto Flash: Bill Russell's ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS BC/EFA Benefit Plays Birdland
by BWW News Desk - March 1, 2016

Last night, February 29, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to present Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens: A Benefit Concert with Bill Russell & Friends. Scroll down for photos! (more...)
BROADWAY BACKWARDS Enlists Julie White to Host 2016 Edition; Chita Rivera, Danielle Brooks & More Join Lineup!BROADWAY BACKWARDS Enlists Julie White to Host 2016 Edition; Chita Rivera, Danielle Brooks & More Join Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - March 1, 2016

Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera, Tony nominees Stephanie J. Block and Tony Sheldon, Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple, 'Orange is the New Black'), and Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland) are among those joining the stunning cast of this year's Broadway Backwards, a one-night-only musical celebration, custom-made for the LGBT community, our friends and families. In addition, it was announced that Tony winner Julie White, a longtime supporter of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will host this year's 11th edition. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Ray Mercer Takes Us Inside Rehearsals for BC/EFA Benefit, PURE MOTION!BWW TV Exclusive: Ray Mercer Takes Us Inside Rehearsals for BC/EFA Benefit, PURE MOTION!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 27, 2016

A brilliant cast of dancers from Broadway's biggest hits and some of the most sought-after dance companies will bring to life Pure Motion, an evening of dances by emerging choreographer Ray Mercer. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the evening will feature cast members from Broadway's An American in Paris, The Lion King and Wicked as well as past and current dancers from Ailey II, Company XIV, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater and more. (more...)
Stars of NEWSIES Tour to Present Variety Show for BC/EFA at Aronoff CenterStars of NEWSIES Tour to Present Variety Show for BC/EFA at Aronoff Center
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2016

Cast members from the North American tour of Disney's NEWSIES will present The Newsboys' Variety Show, a cabaret benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Aronoff Center's Jarson-Kaplan Theater (650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202). (more...)
VIDEO: Maxine Linehan Unveils Music Video for U2's 'One'; BC/EFA Benefit Concert Set for BirdlandVIDEO: Maxine Linehan Unveils Music Video for U2's 'One'; BC/EFA Benefit Concert Set for Birdland
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2016

Critically acclaimed vocalist Maxine Linehan announced today that she will release a single of U2's hit 'One' on Monday, March 14 on iTunes. All profits from the sale of the single will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS in the spirit of giving that U2 laid out when they first released the benefit single to raise money for AIDS research. (more...)
Tituss Burgess, Andre De Shields, Beth Malone, Krysta Rodriguez, Tony Yazbeck and More Join BC/EFA's BROADWAY BACKWARDSTituss Burgess, Andre De Shields, Beth Malone, Krysta Rodriguez, Tony Yazbeck and More Join BC/EFA's BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that some of the brightest talents of Broadway are joining the cast of this year's BROADWAY BACKWARDS, BC/EFA's annual celebration where gays and lesbians experience their stories as told through the great songs of musical theatre and performed by their favorite Broadway stars. (more...)
Cast Members from AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, WICKED & More Set for BC/EFA's PURE MOTION This MonthCast Members from AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, WICKED & More Set for BC/EFA's PURE MOTION This Month
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2016

A brilliant cast of dancers from Broadway's biggest hits and some of the most sought-after dance companies will bring to life Pure Motion, an evening of dances by emerging choreographer Ray Mercer. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the evening will feature cast members from Broadway's An American in Paris, The Lion King and Wicked as well as past and current dancers from Ailey II, Company XIV, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater and more. (more...)
Broadway Sessions Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK Stars TonightBroadway Sessions Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK Stars Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2016

Tonight, February 11th, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes cast members from the new Andrew Lloyd Webber hit SCHOOL OF ROCK and more. School of Rock cast members will perform new arrangements of rock classics with a full band as well as solo and duet offereings. (more...)
BROADWAY SESSIONS Returns with All-Open Mic Night TonightBROADWAY SESSIONS Returns with All-Open Mic Night Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2016

Tonight, January 21, BROADWAY SESSIONS returns from its holiday hiatus with an All-Open Mic party. (more...)
BROADWAY SESSIONS Returns with All-Open Mic Night This WeekBROADWAY SESSIONS Returns with All-Open Mic Night This Week
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2016

This Thursday, January 21, BROADWAY SESSIONS returns from its holiday hiatus with an All-Open Mic party. (more...)
BROADWAY BACKWARDS Returns! 11th Annual BC/EFA Benefit to be Held in MarchBROADWAY BACKWARDS Returns! 11th Annual BC/EFA Benefit to be Held in March
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2016

?Broadway Backwards, the annual celebration where the LGBT community see its stories told through the great songs of musical theatre by celebrated Broadway performers, will return for its 11th edition on Monday, March 21, 2016. (more...)
BROADWAY IS A DRAG Celebrates Iconic Drag Roles to Benefit Broadway Cares at Feinstein's/54 Below TonightBROADWAY IS A DRAG Celebrates Iconic Drag Roles to Benefit Broadway Cares at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2016

Broadway and TV's finest vocalists are coming together tonight, January 4, at Feinstein's/54 Below to celebrate Iconic Drag Roles on Broadway all to raise money for and help support Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)
Exclusive Photo Coverage: The MATILDA Kids Celebrate Christmas with Carols For A Cure!Exclusive Photo Coverage: The MATILDA Kids Celebrate Christmas with Carols For A Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 26, 2015

Christmas might be over, but that doesn't mean it's too late for 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 17'! This 2-disc, annual CD of original and traditional holiday music features stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up, and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 17' can be ordered for only $25 through BC/EFA at broadwaycares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770 x238 Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST. Volumes from previous seasons are available, too. (more...)
Exclusive Photo Coverage: WICKED's Arielle Jacobs Sings Carols For A CureExclusive Photo Coverage: WICKED's Arielle Jacobs Sings Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 23, 2015

Throughout the holiday season, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you our exclusive photo coverage from inside the recording room. Below, go behind the scenes with Wicked's Arielle Jacobs as she records 'Ave Maria/I Heard the Bells.' (more...)
Exclusive Photo Coverage: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alan H. Green Sings Carols For A CureExclusive Photo Coverage: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alan H. Green Sings Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 22, 2015

Throughout the holiday season, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you our exclusive photo coverage from inside the recording room. Below, go behind the scenes with the company of School of Rock as they record 'Mary, Did You Know?' (more...)
Exclusive Photo Coverage: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Gives Carols For A Cure a Shakespearean UpdateExclusive Photo Coverage: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Gives Carols For A Cure a Shakespearean Update
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 19, 2015

Throughout the holiday season, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you our exclusive photo coverage from inside the recording room. Below, go behind the scenes with the company of SOMETHING ROTTEN! as they record '12 Days of a Something Rotten Christmas!' (more...)

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