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Birth Place:
Jersey City, NJ, USA
Bio:
Newman got her start in show business at 4 years old imitating Carmen Miranda in theatres and clubs. Her portrayal of Martha Vail in the Jule Styne/Comden and Green musical Subways Are For Sleeping - costumed only in a bath towel - earned her a Tony Award. Her other Broadway credits include Bells ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Jersey City, NJ, USA

Bio:
Newman got her start in show business at 4 years old imitating Carmen Miranda in theatres and clubs. Her portrayal of Martha Vail in the Jule Styne/Comden and Green musical Subways Are For Sleeping - costumed only in a bath towel - earned her a Tony Award. Her other Broadway credits include Bells ... (read complete bio)
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Aims For Spring 2022 Return For Red Bucket Audience Photo Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Aims For Spring 2022 Return For Red Bucket Audience Appeals
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2021

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' traditional in-theater red bucket appeals will be on hiatus until spring 2022 as shows diligently work to return to their theatrical homes and welcome back audiences in New York City and across the country.

IDEA Speaker Series Launches at Fulton Theatre Photo IDEA Speaker Series Launches at Fulton Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2021

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre in partnership with Greenfield is proud to announce the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Speaker Series. The Series of four events throughout the season kicks off Sunday, October 10, with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola. Tickets are FREE to the community, but reservations are required.

BC/EFA's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises $753,321 Photo BC/EFA's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises $753,321
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021

After a two-year in-person hiatus, fans gleefully filled the streets of New York City’s famed Theater District on Sunday, October 3, 2021, coming together in celebration and rejuvenation at the 35th annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

BC/EFA Awards $13 Million In Grants In Fiscal Year 2021 Photo BC/EFA Awards $13 Million In Grants In Fiscal Year 2021
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

While theaters on Broadway and across the country were forced into darkness because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS supporters shined brightly, fueling $13,024,000 in grants to The Actors Fund and 424 other social services agencies across the country during fiscal year 2021, which ends September 30.

BC/EFA Announces NEXTGEN SPOTLIGHT Hosted by Jelani Remy Photo BC/EFA Announces NEXTGEN SPOTLIGHT Hosted by Jelani Remy
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ NextGen Advocates will present NextGen Spotlight, a virtual concert featuring actor Jelani Remy and inspired by his successful path to Broadway. The show streams at 8 pm Eastern on Monday, September 13, 2021. 

Broadway Cares Virtual 5K Registration Opens Today Photo Broadway Cares Virtual 5K Registration Opens Today
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2021

The Broadway Cares Virtual 5K can be completed anywhere and at your own pace. You can run, walk, hike, bike, leap or jeté through your personal 3.1-mile journey.

Harvey Fierstein, Peppermint, Jelani Remy, and More Announced as Guests For this Week Photo Harvey Fierstein, Peppermint, Jelani Remy, and More Announced as Guests For this Weekend's BROADWAY BARES: TWERK FROM HOME
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2021

In Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home, Peppermint joins the cast to perform “Strip,” a new song by Frank Boccia, and Armstrong reveals more than his home exercise regime in a sweaty opening number. Tony Award winner Fierstein makes a special appearance as the show begins, with Ghee, Hurder and Remy each sharing the impact of donations made throughout the stream.

VIDEO: Marty Thomas and Marissa Rosen Release 'Somewhere That's Part of Your World' Photo VIDEO: Marty Thomas and Marissa Rosen Release 'Somewhere That's Part of Your World'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2021

Broadway luminaries Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu, The Secret Garden) & Marissa Rosen (Kristin Chenoweth: For The Girls), have released a new musical theater mashup pairing The Little Mermaid with Little Shop of Horrors.

Full Cast Announced for BROADWAY BARES: TWERK FROM HOME Photo Full Cast Announced for BROADWAY BARES: TWERK FROM HOME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021

A company of Broadway Bares favorites and newcomers more than 170 strong will combine forces to light up screens for Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home in its online premiere Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Will Return Live and In Person This October! Photo Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Will Return Live and In Person This October!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2021

The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans will return - in person - on Sunday, October 3, 2021, as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will once again take to the streets of New York City's Theater District.

Zach Rand Creates Benefit To Raise Awareness For Pulmonary Hypertension in Celebratio Photo Zach Rand Creates Benefit To Raise Awareness For Pulmonary Hypertension in Celebration of World PH Day
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2021

On Thursday, May 6th, 2021, at 8PM, the Rand Family and many popular and talented Broadway performers invite you to “plug in for PH” as they shine a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 6th annual “Breathless on Broadway” in celebration of WORLD PH DAY. 

Kristin Chenoweth, Heather Headley, Joshua Henry, Bernadette Peters & More Celebrate  Photo Kristin Chenoweth, Heather Headley, Joshua Henry, Bernadette Peters & More Celebrate Year One of RWQuarantunes
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2021

Three dozen of the best from Broadway and the entertainment industry saluted the one-year anniversary of RWQuarantunes, a pandemic-inspired series of invite-only online concerts, by coming together Sunday, April 11, 2021, for a five-hour celebration of Broadway and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

VIRTUALLY BREATHLESS Benefit Adds Kara Lindsay, Ali Ewoldt, Max von Essen, Aaron Laza Photo VIRTUALLY BREATHLESS Benefit Adds Kara Lindsay, Ali Ewoldt, Max von Essen, Aaron Lazar and More
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 9, 2021

On Thursday, May 6th, 2021, Broadway performers invite you to 'plug in for PH' as they shine a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 6th annual 'Breathless on Broadway' in celebration of World PH Day.

VIDEO: Watch Felicia Finley, Stephanie Gibson, Angie Schworer & More in ELECTRIC ISLA Photo VIDEO: Watch Felicia Finley, Stephanie Gibson, Angie Schworer & More in ELECTRIC ISLAND
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 26, 2021

Electric Island​ is a new musical conceived and written by Rachelle Rak with music and additional lyrics by Steven Jamail. This developmental project tells the real stories of women working on Broadway: those working hard to go from show to show and aren’t the recognized stars above the marquee. Shining light on women of all ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, ​Electric Island illuminates how these performers have navigated the highs and lows of a life in the theater--on stage and off.

Wake Up With BWW 3/26: De Blasio Announces Plans to Vaccinate Theatre Workers, and Mo Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/26: De Blasio Announces Plans to Vaccinate Theatre Workers, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 26, 2021

Today's top stories: De Blasio announced plans to vaccinate theatre workers, first look at Hamilton in Australia, The Phantom of the Opera is seeking video submissions for the role of Christine, and more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, March 25- with Ashley Spencer, Brian Stokes Mitchell Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, March 25- with Ashley Spencer, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 25, 2021

Today (March 25) in live streaming: the premiere of Electric Island, AAPI Broadway unites on Stars in the House, Ashley Spencer visits Backstage Live, and more!

ELECTRIC ISLAND Musical Will Stream on BroadwayWorld, Benefitting Phyllis Newman Wome Photo ELECTRIC ISLAND Musical Will Stream on BroadwayWorld, Benefitting Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 8, 2021

Electric Island​ is a new musical conceived and written by Rachelle Rak with music and additional lyrics by Steven Jamail. This developmental project tells the real stories of women working on Broadway: those working hard to go from show to show and aren’t the recognized stars above the marquee. Shining light on women of all ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, ​Electric Island illuminates how these performers have navigated the highs and lows of a life in the theater--on stage and off.

BC/EFA Provides Record-Breaking $2.45 Million In Food Grants Photo BC/EFA Provides Record-Breaking $2.45 Million In Food Grants
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2021

Despite pandemic-induced challenges to traditional fundraising efforts, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS this week provided a record $2,452,500 in grants to 131 food service and meal delivery programs in 37 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC.  

Lilli Cooper, Denée Benton, and More Will Lead Virtual Concert of New Musical HALEY  Photo Lilli Cooper, Denée Benton, and More Will Lead Virtual Concert of New Musical HALEY AT THERAPY
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2021

Tony Award nominees Lilli Cooper and Denée Benton star alongside Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Grace McLean and James Scully in a virtual concert of the new musical Haley at Therapy. The reading is set for 8 pm Eastern on Monday, February 8, 2021, and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

THREE HOTELS Starring Bobby Cannavale and Marisa Tomei Available to View for One More Photo THREE HOTELS Starring Bobby Cannavale and Marisa Tomei Available to View for One More Day
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 29, 2021

Theatre fans still have a chance to catch the powerhouse performances delivered by two-time Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale and Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei in the virtual reading of Jon Robin Baitz’s Three Hotels, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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