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BC/EFA: Over $3.9-Million Raised & Gypsy Competition Winners
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2007

The 19th Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition announced a total of $3,927,000 had been raised by the over 64 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway, and National Tour companies to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)
BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year Celebrates Record
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2007

The 19th Annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR COMPETITION announced a total of $3,927,000 had been raised by the over 64 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway, and National Tour companies to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This beats the previous record of $3,420,000 set in 2004. (more...)
Broadway Beat Special: West Side Story Cast Reunites at Gypsy of the YearBroadway Beat Special: West Side Story Cast Reunites at Gypsy of the Year
by Broadway Beat - December 18, 2007 and Broadway Beat are proud to bring you fantastic video from the emotional, inspiring and fantastic reunion of original West Side Story cast members at this year's Gypsy of the Year Competition, produced by and to benefit BC/EFA. This year, BC/EFA once again broke their own records, raising over $3.9 million dollars for this most-worthy cause. (more...)
Gypsy of the Year Competition Held Dec.17 & 18; Saget, Testa & Hoffman Host
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2007

BC/EFA presents the 19th Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition on December 17 & 18 at the New Amsterdam Theatre; hosted this year by Jackie Hoffman, Mary Testa & Bob Saget. BC/EFA will create a special opening number in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the original Broadway production of West Side Story. (more...)
Message of Thanks from BC/EFA; Gypsy Comp. is Dec.17 & 18
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2007

Below is a statement from Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. The 19th Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition will be held Monday, December 17 and Tuesday, December 18 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)
Photo Flash: Savage Garden Visits 'Xanadu'
by BWW - December 12, 2007

Darren Hayes (formerly of Savage Garden) and Guitarist Steve Young recently visited Xanadu on Broadway. Pitching in with a donation to BC/EFA - the duo took a photo with the star, Kerry Butler. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Dance from the Heart
by Linda Lenzi - December 11, 2007

Dancers Responding with Action (DRA) presented a special sold-out event 'Dance from the Heart,' on Monday December 10 to benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Figths AIDS. (more...)
North Shore 'Les Mis' Raises $65,400 for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2007

Actors in North Shore Music Theatre's recent production of Les Miserables raised $65,400 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) during the show's 4 week run. (more...)
Photo Flash: 'Carols for a Cure' In-Studio
by BWW - December 9, 2007

'Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure, Volume 9,' holiday music from the Broadway stars of the 2007 season, is on sale now! (more...)
BC/EF Hosts 'Unsung: 'Tis the Season to be Naughty' Dec.10
by BWW News Desk - December 9, 2007

UNSUNG 2007: 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE NAUGHTY is a one night only, special event. The performance is Monday, December 10, 2007 at 8PM. Tickets are available at the door for $20 at the Lucille Lortel Theater the night of the performance. (more...)
BC/EFA Presents 'Johnny & The Sprites Live' Feb.3
by BWW News Desk - December 6, 2007

On Sunday February 3, 2008 Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia along with his friends the Sprites from Disney Channel's hit Playhouse Disney kids' television series 'Johnny and the Sprites' will take the stage of Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street, NYC) for a very special live musical celebration for the whole family. Johnny and the Sprites Live - A Spofulous Broadway Concert a one day only event will play one performance at 5:00 PM only, with all proceeds benefiting BC/EFA (more...)
Edward II: Boys Not on the Side
by Duncan Pflaster - December 3, 2007

(Re:)Directions Theatre Company's adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's 'Edward II' is a smooth adaptation and a luxurious treat for the eyes. (more...)
Photo Coverage: 'Avenue Q' Tour Washington DC Backstage
by Mark Rupp - December 3, 2007

The national touring company of Avenue Q makes a fuzzy and fun pit-stop at the National Theatre in Washington DC through December 9 before heading to Baltimore. Photographer Mark Rupp and other young fans were treated to a special VIP backstage tour with the cast and an introduction to the puppets and inner-workings of the hit Tony Award-winning musical. (more...)
'The Homecoming' Offers Special Sneak-Peak Run-Thru 11/25
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2007

A one time only run-thru of the upcoming Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming will take place this Sunday, November 25, at New World Stages. Admission to this special presentation of The Homecoming is FREE; upon conclusion of the run-thru, however, an appeal will be made for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)
'Unsung 2007: Tis the Season to Be Naughty' on Dec.10
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2007

The third annual production of 'Unsung: A Night of Original Songs by New and Established Composers' is back at Lucille Lortel Theater this December with a cast of fifteen young performers and five special guests, including Spring Awakening's Lea Michele and Xanadu's Marty Thomas. This year's edition, 'Tis the Season to Be Naughty - will once again be directed by Phillip George (Shout! A Mod Musical, Forbidden Broadway), with musical direction by Tracy Stark and Michael Rider. (more...)
BC/EFA Begins Team-Raiser' Fundraising Effort; Postpones 'Gypsy of the Year'
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2007

In response to the work stoppage currently effecting Broadway theatres, Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, which was in the middle of its annual Gypsy of The Year fundraising when the stoppage took effect, announces 'Team-Raiser,' an internet-based way to continue fundraising for the 19th Annual Gypsy of The Year Competition. (more...)
ActorCrafts! Tomorrow Features Art by Theatre Professionals
by BWW News Desk - November 16, 2007

New York's only fine art and craft fair featuring the work of theatre professionals ActorCrafts! will take place Saturday, November 17 from 10AM-6PM in the gymnasium of the Holy Cross School. Produced by Josef Reiter, this event is made possible by the generous support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Admission is FREE! (more...)
Malan Breton's Trunk Show Benefits BC/EFA Nov.20
by BWW News Desk - November 16, 2007

'Project Runway's Malan Breton will host a Spring/Summer 2008 Trunk Show to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Tuesday November 20 from 9AM-5PM at the Warick Hotel. (more...)
Strike Coverage: How to Support Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2007

As part of's expanding Strike Coverage, we checked in with Tom Viola, Executive Director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and how the Local One stagehands' strike is affecting their acclaimed non-profit organization. (more...)
Strike Affects BC/EFA 'Carols for a Cure' CD Sales
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2007

The entire Broadway community has been affected by the Strike, including the non-profit organizations who rely on theatre-going audiences for their support. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS released the following statement today regarding sales of their latest 'Carols for a Cure' CD: 'Due to the stagehand strike closing so many shows on Broadway, this project is now a silent victim of the strike… Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will suffer a big hit this year unless this strike is settled quickly' (more...)
Photo Coverage: An Intimate Salon BC/EFA Benefit
by Linda Lenzi - November 1, 2007

On Monday, October 29 at 7PM, comedienne Joy Behar (ABC's 'The View') and Tony nominee Christopher Sieber (Spamalot) co-hosted the second yearly edition of 'An Intimate Salon,' a private benefit event for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)
Seth's Broadway Chatterbox: Chita Rivera
by BWW - October 28, 2007

This week's new presentation, Seth chats with Broadway legend Chita Rivera. This episode airs Monday October 29, Wednesday October 31 and Sunday November 4. (more...)
Hugh Panaro Holds Special Memorabilia Auction for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2007, an official website of Broadway actor Hugh Panaro, is holding a special auction to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Corin Redgrave in 'Tynan' BC/EFA Benefit
by BWW - October 23, 2007

Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS presented renowned actor Corin Redgrave in Tynan, based on the diaries of the influential and often controversial English theatre critic and writer Kenneth Tynan, for one performance only on Monday, October 22 at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street at Astor Place). The performance benefited Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS and The Actors' Fund. (more...)
BC/EFA Catalog of Giving Online Shopping Now!
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2007

BC/EFA is happy and proud to introduce their brand-new merchandise for 2007-2008! The web-store and newly printed A Catalog of Giving (available upon request) are chock-full of exciting gift ideas for Broadway and theatre-lovers everywhere! Here's a taste of what BC/EFA has to offer… (more...)

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