Behind the Scenes - Fall 2022

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B R O A D WA Y B A R E S Behind the Scenes




Behind the Scenes is published by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

In the year since Broadway reopened, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has been cautiously optimistic about stepping back into theaters, hoping that audiences would join us. Tom Viola, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Lane Beauchamp, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Larry Cook, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Today, I can say with gratitude that your enthusiasm to rejoin us exceeded my wildest dreams.


Valerie Lau-Kee, PRODUCING DIRECTOR Danny Whitman, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS Robert E. Wankel, PRESIDENT Thomas Schumacher, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Ira Mont, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT Schele Williams, SECOND VICE PRESIDENT Tom Kirdahy, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT Philip Birsh, TREASURER Judith Rice, SECRETARY Paul Libin, PRESIDENT EMERITUS BOARD OF TRUSTEES Ted Arthur Cornelius Baker Joseph Benincasa David Binder Chris Boneau Barry Brown Kate Burton Lisa Dawn Cave Kathleen Chalfant Sherry Cohen Gavin Creel Alan Cumming Maria Di Dia Linda Duncombe Mandy Gonzalez Amanda Green Tom Harris Richard Hester Richard Jay-Alexander Beverly Jenkins Cherry Jones Francis Jue Adam Krauthamer

Nathan Lane Peter Lawrence Joe Machota Kimberly Marable Kevin McCollum Kenneth McGee Jerry Mitchell Brian Moreland Javier Muñoz John Eric Parker Bernadette Peters Billy Porter Lauren Reid Chita Rivera Jordan Roth Nick Scandalios Robert Score Mark Shacket Kate Shindle Charlotte St. Martin David Stone Tom Viola (ex-officio) Channing Wickham


In this issue of Behind the Scenes, we’ve detailed in incredible ways how you embraced our return. Last fall, the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction marked the first time we brought theater-lovers together post-shutdown. Just a couple of months ago, our beloved Broadway street fair returned even stronger, bringing thousands of artists and fans together. Earlier this year, our first full in-theater fundraising campaign was bolstered by incredible enthusiasm from Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster and the company of Broadway’s The Music Man. This edition also gives readers an insider’s perspective on the extraordinary volunteers who made this first full campaign possible. We undertook the in-person return of three of our most anticipated annual events: Broadway Backwards, Broadway Bares and Fire Island Dance Festival. And while these special events and live campaigns came back, the Visionary Circle, Angels Circle, Leadership Council, NextGen Advocates and many corporate events, online fundraising opportunities and sponsorships also contributed significantly. All of these efforts allowed Broadway Cares to restore our grant-making support to the pre-pandemic levels of 2019, awarding $8.6 million in grants to more than 450 social service organizations across the country through the National Grants Program. This remarkable support is in addition to the $8.25 million awarded to the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund) over the last fiscal year. On behalf of everyone at Broadway Cares, thank you for welcoming us back with open arms. Along with the entire theater industry, you’ve embraced our efforts this year with passion and generosity. I can’t wait to see what we do together in the next twelve months. Sincerely,

Editors Tom Viola, Lane Beauchamp Layout & Design Jenny Garcia Writers Mo Brady, Al Dawkins, Felicia Fitzpatrick, Nick Mayo Contributors Sarah Cardillo, Lori Feren, Melissa Magliula, Jack Noseworthy Photographers Lauren Bishop, Curtis Brown, Heather Gershonowitz, Angela Gonzalez, Nathan Meredith, Rebecca J. Michelson, Nataie Powers, Oleksandr Ratushniak, Jonathan Tichler, Nina Wurtzel, Evan Zimmerman On the cover: Hugh Jackman at The Music Man for Spring Fundraising Campaign by Curtis Brown


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Tom Viola Executive Director

The Actors Fund Becomes the Entertainment Community Fund One of the longest-running shows on Broadway has a new name: The Actors Fund is now the Entertainment Community Fund. The national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment has changed its name to better reflect the broad scope of industry members it helps. “It’s a new name and a new look, with the same mission,” Fund Chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell said. “We recognize the dedication of technicians, camera operators, stagehands, writers, musicians, stage managers, actors and thousands more who work in film, television, radio, music, theater, dance and opera. They all contribute to our country’s cultural vibrancy. We value them. We support them. And the Fund is here for all of them.” Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS continues to be the largest single financial supporter of the Fund, awarding $8.25 million in 2022. Read more about your support in action beginning on page 11.

2022 GRANT-MAKING “Where does all that money go?” Entertainment Community Fund Every Artist Insured Services

$ 2,000,000 $ 500,000

The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts



HIV/AIDS Initiative



Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC)



Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative



Addiction and Recovery Services



The Dancers’ Resource



Senior Services



The Career Center



Safe Workplace Initiative



Broadway Flu Shot Program



Looking Ahead – The Paul Libin Center



The Stage Managers’ Project



Miscellaneous Special event sponsorship, memorial donations



COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

Entertainment Community Fund Total


National Grants Food Service and Meal Delivery Programs 127 organizations in 37 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

$ 2,532,500

Local AIDS Service Organizations 318 organizations in 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., providing direct services and case management, supportive housing programs, emergency financial assistance, harm reduction programs and quality of life services



Emergency Grants for Pandemic Relief



Supplemental Grants and Shared Support



Theater Organizations Social Service Grants



Broadway Community Emergency Response Grants Ukraine, Reproductive Health Care, Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico



National Grants Total


International Grants South Africa organizations in honor of The Lion King






International Grants Total

2022 Grant-making Total

$ 227,050



MISSION STATEMENT Approved by the Board of Trustees on May 27, 2010

• T o mobilize the unique abilities within the entertainment industry to mitigate the suffering of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS; •  To ensure direct support specifically through social services and programs of the Entertainment Community Fund to all individuals in the entertainment industry affected by critical health issues, including but not limited to HIV/AIDS; •  To support organizations across the country which provide treatment or services for people specifically affected by HIV/AIDS and their families; •  To promote and encourage public support for national and international programs and services which benefit people with HIV/AIDS; •  To increase public awareness and understanding of HIV/AIDS through the creation and dissemination of educational materials; •  To support efforts by the entertainment industry to address other critical health issues or respond to an emergency, in each case as approved by the Board of Trustees; •  To support efforts by the entertainment industry in other charitable or educational endeavors, in each case as approved by the Board of Trustees.



Where Does All That Money Go?


Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction


Spring Fundraising Campaign


Red Bucket Brigade Volunteers


Entertainment Community Fund


Broadway Bares


Broadway Backwards


National Grants Program


Emergency Grants

23 Broadway Barks 24 Fire Island Dance Festival 27 Visionary Circle and Angels Circle 35 5 Questions


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A HISTORY OF GRANT-MAKING 1987-1992 Equity Fights AIDS 1987-1992 Broadway Cares

Entertainment Community Fund

$ 2,775,250

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Contributions

5/92-12/92 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 * unaudited

Grant-making Total 1988-2022

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

634,000 1,654,000 1,758,000 1,791,000 2,010,000 2,247,500 2,471,000 2,700,000 2,955,336 2,829,500 2,732,000 3,022,500 3,360,500 3,516,500 3,517,500 3,671,500 4,302,000 3,400,000 4,160,000 4,014,500 4,625,000 4,300,000 4,603,000 5,175,500 5,602,550 5,537,000 5,898,000 6,186,000 11,225,000 7,777,500 8,251,000

National & International

$ 1,067,000 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

771,780 1,184,119 676,404 707,916 1,400,549 1,342,200 1,711,819 3,039,841 3,033,566 3,238,765 2,689,679 3,115,969 4,437,338 4,469,798 4,518,364 5,152,546 5,737,298 4,492,489 5,824,988 5,305,700 6,218,796 6,190,056 6,091,777 6,780,596 6,452,808 7,836,709 7,787,258 8,628,199 7,019,015 7,225,880 8,878,060


$ 2,775,250 $ 1,067,000 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

1,405,780 2,838,119 2,434,404 2,498,916 3,410,549 3,589,700 4,182,819 5,739,841 5,988,902 6,068,265 5,421,679 6,138,469 7,797,838 7,986,298 8,035,864 8,824,046 10,039,298 7,892,489 9,984,988 9,320,200 10,843,796 10,490,056 10,694,777 11,956,096 12,055,358 13,373,709 13,685,258 14,814,199 18,244,015 15,003,380 17,129,050

$ 128,703,136 $ 143,027,279 $ 271,730,405

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction

Record-Breaking Day in Shubert Alley Unites the Broadway Community


nthusiastic theater fans filled New York City’s famed Theater District searching for treasures and gathering for the love of the Broadway community at the 36th annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. The day-long event on September 25 raised a record-breaking $1,043,825. The day brought Broadway out of the theaters and onto the streets, allowing fans to discover and purchase unique memorabilia at 52 flea market tables hosted by Broadway shows and theatrical organizations. Attendees also bid on one-of-a-kind experiences and notable keepsakes from 146 silent auction lots and 66 live auction lots. Fans journeyed from afar to scout out the ultimate theatrical treasure. Kevin Hettrich from Pennsylvania, attending his third flea market, arrived with a specific mission: to find a representative item of his “twin,” Les Misérables. He was born at 10:48 pm, just minutes after the curtain call for the opening night of the original Broadway production. “My mom said when they were hitting the barricade in

the musical, so was she.” He searched through the tables and went home happily with a poster and souvenir program. Courtney Modio from New Jersey came to Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction “to see show tables and the awesome fans and help a great cause.” Clad in black-and-white stripes with matching emeraldgreen hair, Modio said: “Beetlejuice helped me fall in love with Broadway and New York. It captured my soul, no pun intended. Any time I get to come to New York to see the show and support the cast it’s like winning the lottery.” Sutton Foster sold her crocheted koozies at The Music Man’s table while just steps away Kristin Chenoweth joined fans in rejoicifying at the debut of her Kristin’s Kloset table. In addition to offering autographed books, personal memorabilia and racks of clothes in exchange for donations, Wicked’s original Glinda organized a popup photo booth with cameo appearances including Victor Garber, Joel Grey, Ann Harada, Grey Henson, Marc Kudisch, Ilana Levine, Marissa Rosen, Jennifer Simard and Jessica Vosk.

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Broadway shows that hosted tables included Aladdin, Beetlejuice, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Funny Girl, Hadestown, Into the Woods, The Kite Runner, The Lion King, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, The Music Man, The Phantom of the Opera, Six, Some Like It Hot, A Strange Loop and Wicked. The Curtain Call table featured items from recently closed shows like Company, POTUS and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. “The success of this year’s Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is a testament to the sense of community and compassion that are paramount to our supporters,” Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS said. “Individuals across the country can refill their prescriptions, keep the heat on this winter and put food on the table thanks to the generosity of the eager fans who make this event possible.” The tables at this year’s Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised $482,640, led again by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM), who raised $49,113, and bested the record they set last year by more than $6,000. The silent auction in Shubert Alley raised a record $229,485 as Broadway favorites Todd Buonopane and Stephanie Gibson joined forces to co-host and drum up bids for the 146 lots of keepsakes and treasures. The day concluded in the Times Square pedestrian plaza with the live auction, which raised an impressive $331,700. Special guests made surprise appearances, including Into the Woods’ Gavin Creel, who rallied the crowd to bid on a 20-minute virtual meeting with him, plus two VIP house seats to see his performance


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TOP 10 TABLES ATPAM ........................................................ $49,113 Beetlejuice ................................................ $42,608 Hadestown ................................................ $27,084 The Music Man ........................................... $25,854 The Phantom of the Opera ........................ $25,635 TDF Pik-a-Tkt........................................... $ 2 1 , 41 0 Kristin Chenoweth’s Kristin’s Kloset ........ $20,396 Six ............................................................ $19,893 The Shubert Organization’s Telecharge .... $19,376 Funny Girl ................................................. $13,848

in the show. Acclaimed illustrator and caricaturist Justin “Squigs” Robertson also encouraged bidders to raise their paddles for their own customized portrait designed by him. This year’s live auction was led by auctioneer Nick Nicholson and host Christopher Sieber. Special “FleaBay” bundles at Broadway Cares’ eBay store offered unique memorabilia for fans who were not able to attend in person. FleaBay raised $12,083. The 36 editions of the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction have collectively raised $17.5 million. The previous all-time record was $1,023,309 set in 2017. This year’s Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction was sponsored by Mark Fisher Fitness, The New York Times and United Airlines.


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Spring Fundraising Campaign

Audiences Enthusiastically Embrace Red Buckets' Return to Theaters


hen it comes to fundraising, there’s no trouble in River City. Broadway’s The Music Man, led by Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, topped the $2 million mark during this year’s Spring Fundraising Campaign, setting an all-time record for a show during a single campaign period in Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS history. The history-making effort led a robust parade of 40 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions that participated in this year’s campaign, the first full in-theater effort since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the industry for 18 months in 2020 and 2021. The participating shows raised a total of $4,288,994. The Music Man revival reached its staggering total through exhilarating post-show live auctions orchestrated by Jackman, with an extraordinary assist by Nicholas Ward and Ann Sanders during the six-week fundraising period. “Our show is very joyous, and the post-show auctions became like a second show,” Ward said. “The bidding numbers would go up and the dancers of the company would start doing turns onstage. It was like a party every night. The entire building got to share this moment with us.”


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After every performance’s curtain call, the cast gathered onstage in their red, gold and cream-colored band uniforms as Jackman explained the impact Broadway Cares supporters can have for those in need and invited the audience to participate in the auction. Ward, as the auctioneer, used his effervescent personality to motivate the audience to bid on offerings such as Jackman- and Foster-signed costume gloves, Jackman’s prop whistles and posters autographed by the entire cast. “A lot of people wouldn’t put themselves out there orchestrating the live auctions, but Hugh is such a beautiful spirit,” Ward said, reflecting on Jackman interacting with each audience. “It’s his superpower.” There were nights when bids would reach tens of thousands of dollars. Whenever the dollar amount would hit new heights, Ward channeled his excitement into singing and chugging across the stage, leading the cast in a dance-filled praise break. After any particularly extended celebratory moment, he relied on Sanders, who was keeping track of the bidders and current amount. “I’m just so proud,” Ward said. “It’s powerful to be of service. We have over 20 debuts in our company and I’m so glad they get to see what Broadway companies can do as a family.”

FUNDRAISING AWARDS TOP OVERALL FUNDRAISER The Music Man................. $2,071,806

BROADWAY MUSICALS Top Fundraiser Hamilton.............................$238,551 1st Runner-Up

Wicked................................ $228,181

2nd Runner-Up The Lion King...................... $158,001 3rd Runner-Up


BROADWAY PLAYS Top Fundraiser Harry Potter and the Cursed Child............. $57,636 1st Runner-Up

Plaza Suite........................... $25,583

OFF-BROADWAY Top Fundraiser Little Shop of Horrors........... $37,965

The Spring Fundraising Campaign was a crucial component in Broadway Cares’ fundraising this year. For three decades, the iconic Red Buckets have been a direct opportunity for audiences to support Broadway Cares for six weeks in the spring and fall seasons. Traditionally, in New York City and across the country, after a post-show speech, cast members, supported by Broadway Cares volunteers and staff members stand in the lobbies of theaters to encourage audience members, to provide support. When the COVID-19 pandemic forced theaters to shut their doors in March 2020, traditional in-theater fundraising was put on pause, prompting the theater community to pivot and more actively embrace digital fundraisers. Spring 2022 marked the long-awaited return of the beloved Red Buckets after Broadway shows began returning in 2021.

1st Runner-Up

The Play that Goes Wrong....$34,485

NATIONAL TOURS Top Fundraiser Hamilton And Peggy Company........... $35,058 1st Runner-Up

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations.............. $23,211

2nd Runner-Up Harry Potter and the Cursed Child............ $22,005

40 COMPANIES RAISED $4,288,994

For the first time ever, the Red Buckets were held exclusively by Broadway Cares volunteers and staff due to COVID-19 safety protocols that prevented direct interaction between the audience and cast members. More than 200 masked and vaccinated volunteers and staffers held Red Buckets in theater lobbies to thank audience members for their generosity. COVID-19 safety protocols also meant tapping into new fundraising tools out on the road. National tour companies relied on QR codes and online donations to garner support. Some productions also created personalized video greetings in exchange for donations through the Cameo app. “Audiences and shows alike greeted the careful and strategic return this spring to a full fundraising campaign with such enthusiasm,” Broadway Cares' Executive Director Tom Viola said. “Throughout the six weeks, productions graciously joined in the effort. In addition to extraordinary cast support, we extend our sincere thanks to theater owners and producers, and, most especially, to the stage managers who steered efforts behind the scenes and to all onstage, backstage and front of house who made our return to in-theater fundraising such a success. Their efforts ensured our grant-making reached hundreds of organizations nationwide.”

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Red Bucket Brigade Shines During Appeals


eremiah Hernandez held his first Red Bucket as a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS volunteer 10 years ago. Standing in the lobby of the Minskoff Theatre, receiving donations from audience members after a performance of The Lion King, he was heartened by his role in helping others. One decade and a global pandemic later, Hernandez eagerly returned to Red Bucket duties this spring after the Broadway shutdown and two-year hiatus in Broadway Cares appeals. “Holding a Red Bucket again, I thought, ‘My arm is complete again,’” Hernandez said. “Twice a year for six weeks, it feels like the Red Bucket is an extension of me.” The six-week Red Bucket appeals each fall and spring have become the lifeblood of Broadway Cares’ fundraising efforts. With nearly 40 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows participating this spring, each with eight performances a week, Broadway Cares’ office manager R. Keith Bullock again tackled the task of coordinating volunteers for more than 965 performances. Historically, company members stand alongside volunteers in theater lobbies, encouraging audiences to donate following performances. However, COVID-19 safety protocols put in place for Broadway’s return prohibited direct interaction between audience members and cast members, which meant Broadway Cares volunteers and staff members stepped up to cover all positions. More than 200 masked and vaccinated volunteers and staff members answered the call, including Broadway Cares donors.


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“Our volunteers continue to step up to meet any challenges we face,” Bullock said. “Without them the entire fundraising campaign wouldn’t be possible.” Ali Sher, a donor and member of Broadway Cares’ Angels Circle, grew up seeing Red Buckets when she would attend Broadway shows with her parents. When Broadway Cares put out a call for help holding Red Buckets as Broadway returned this spring, Sher volunteered. “It felt like an opportunity to give back to the people who have brought me so much joy and help them through the pandemic,” Sher said. “It made me feel a part of the community. I got to represent this amazing organization to other people, hopefully inspiring them to give as well.” Sher and Hernandez both were overwhelmed by the benevolence of audience members, Sher felt particularly sentimental when she witnessed a young theatergoer donate, just like she did when she was younger. “I think audiences know that now, more than ever, it is crucial and essential to support Broadway Cares,” Hernandez added. “They know Broadway Cares’ supporters provided so much help during the pandemic and can help even more today. The generosity and the spirit of the extended Broadway community continues to shine through.”

Entertainment Community Fund

Addressing the Needs of the Industry a Year After Broadway Reopened


nce the curtain drops and the ghost light flickers on, members of the theater community exit the stage door and enter into their daily lives — tending to their families, buying groceries, securing health insurance and navigating the curveballs life throws at them. Much like the show, life must go on. For three decades, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS donors and supporters have helped create a safety net of services through the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund) to ease the burdens of industry professionals so they can focus on what they do best: telling stories. Even those who have consistent jobs in the theater industry are vulnerable to unforeseen circumstances — an unplanned show closure might mean they are suddenly without insurance or an unexpected injury could mean expensive specialty care. When actor Julie Reiber got pregnant with her first daughter, she hoped to put in maternity leave from performing in Broadway’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Her stage management team told her the show would soon be posting its closing notice and

recommended she stay in the show, otherwise she wouldn’t receive the closing notice severance, which included health insurance. She stayed until she was 16 weeks pregnant, which was much longer than she had hoped or expected. “I plowed through,” Reiber said. “I didn’t want to be jumping around in heels—I was miserable. My body hurt. But I had postpartum preeclampsia, so not having insurance wasn’t an option.” While the COVID-19 pandemic added another layer of unpredictability, those working in the Broadway ecosystem still needed to maintain their necessities such as addiction recovery, housing and sustainable health insurance. These are concerns that shouldn’t get in the way of an actor enchanting the audience with their high notes or a costume designer innovating material masterpieces. A year after the industry has reopened, health care is currently top priority for entertainment professionals. To alleviate this anxiety, Broadway Cares granted $1 million to the Fund for the creation of Every Artist Insured through the Fund’s Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC).

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consistent health center and health care options are crucial to the industry. This year, Broadway Cares increased its support of the Friedman Health Center to $1.5 million. In addition, Broadway Cares provided $100,000 earmarked specifically for the Broadway Flu Shot Program, led by Dr. Jason Kindt, the Friedman Health Center’s medical director. Formerly managed by Dr. Barry Kohn’s Physician Volunteers for the Arts, this 20-year program of free flu shots offer a level of accessibility to the theatrical community, as they are provided onsite in the backstage area of Broadway theaters as well as union and theatrical management offices.

“I didn’t want to be jumping around in heels—I was miserable. My body hurt. But I had postpartum preeclampsia, so not having insurance wasn’t an option.” -Julie Reiber

Due to the episodic nature of performing arts employment, it’s tough for industry professionals to secure and sustain health insurance in between gigs. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a huge crisis as industry members lost weeks of work that would have qualified them for health insurance from their various unions. It’s a devastation the industry is still rebuilding from. With the $1 million Broadway Cares grant, the Every Artist Insured initiative helped secure affordable health insurance plans that allowed industry members to maintain coverage without interruption. AHIRC was able to double its staff to increase its free and confidential health insurance counseling and enrollment support services. “People are still hurting,” Fund Chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell said. “Insurance, for example. For many who work in television, film and theater, your insurance is predicated on weeks worked in the previous year. People need substance abuse counseling. A lot of people are still dealing with long-COVID issues, especially those who, like me, got that Delta variant.” “We recognize that it can be uniquely challenging to sustain a life in the arts,” Fund trustee and Emmy-nominated Grey’s Anatomy star Chandra Wilson added. “It is why we come together as a community to help each other.” The Fund’s Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts is an important medical provider for New York City’s entertainment community. Located in the heart of Times Square, the center meets the medical needs of industry professionals, ranging from podiatry care to family planning to general treatment. As the industry rebounds from the devastating impact of COVID-19, having a reliable and


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“We’ve always emphasized the importance of the health of our community. As we help our industry rebound from the effects of COVID-19, we recognize that health care remains a top priority to keep our community safe and thriving,” Broadway Cares’ Executive Director Tom Viola said. “Thanks to the kindness and compassion of our donors, we continue to eagerly support the Entertainment Community Fund’s essential services that address our theatrical community’s many needs.” Broadway Cares is the largest single financial supporter of the Fund. Because of the generosity of Broadway Cares’ donors, $8.25 million was awarded to the Fund in 2022.

Supporting the Safety Net of Services at the Entertainment Community Fund


COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

Every Artist Insured

Helping entertainment professionals meet coronavirusrelated expenses and other health and financial challenges brought about by the pandemic.

Expanding the Entertainment Community Fund's free and confidential health insurance counseling and enrollment support services, which began with a $1 million lead gift in 2020 from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

2022 grant: $2,000,000

2022 grant: $500,000

HIV/AIDS Initiative

Artists Health Insurance Resource Center

Helping men and women in the industry living with HIV/AIDS create confidential, holistic support systems that address emotional, medical and financial needs over the long term.

Working with individuals, unions and local performing arts organizations to connect entertainment industry workers to health insurance and the Affordable Care Act.

2022 grant: $1,000,000

2022 grant: $1,000,000

The Friedman Health Center

Addiction and Recovery Services

Offering primary and specialty care, expedited referrals and extended hours, designed with the industry’s busy and often atypical schedules in mind.

Helping entertainment professionals and their families cope with drug and alcohol abuse or addiction through intensive case management that addresses addiction and its causes.

2022 grant: $1,500,000

2022 grant: $500,000

Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative

Safe Workplace Initiative

Providing a safety net for women who are coping with critical health concerns, creating a place where artists get help and advice without fear and stigma.

Presenting trainings across the industry that address sexual harassment, bullying and unconscious bias in the workplace.

2022 grant: $100,000

2022 grant: $800,000

Broadway Flu Shot Program

The Dancers’ Resource Addressing the unique challenges dancers face due to the physically demanding nature of their work, coupled with the financial challenges of earning a living in dance.

2022 grant: $250,000

Senior Services Helping performing arts professionals address the challenges of aging, including affordable housing, accessibility issues, health care access, and legal and emotional support.

2022 grant: $150,000

The Career Center Assisting those in the entertainment community identify and find meaningful sideline employment or a new career.

Offering free, accessible flu shots to the theatrical community onsite throughout the Theater District.

2022 grant: $100,000

The Stage Managers’ Project Maintaining a reliable directory of doctors, specialists and other health care providers in 28 cities for Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions.

2022 grant: $50,000

Looking Ahead – The Paul Libin Center Continuing support for the program that helps young performers and their families adapt and thrive while in the entertainment industry and beyond.

2022 grant: $50,000

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Broadway Bares

Milestone Celebration Takes Sexy Trip Down Memory Lane


he 30th anniversary of Broadway Bares celebrated three decades of “community, unity and nudity” with its signature blend of high-octane dancing and sensual stripteasing.

After a three-year in-person hiatus, the return of Broadway Bares filled New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom with two energized, standing-room-only audiences who cheered for the 170 dancers baring (almost) all in the name of authenticity. The venerable modern-day burlesque spectacular, a fitting grand finale for New York City’s Pride on June 26, immersed audiences into a risqué reverie of Bares’ history by putting new, inspired twists on Bares’ colorful past. The rich history of Bares began in 1992, when Tony Award-winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell, then a dancer in The Will Rogers Follies, gathered six of his friends to raise awareness and stop the stigma of HIV diagnoses. “The AIDS epidemic in NYC in the early ‘80s was anything but a party,” Mitchell said. “Everyone was afraid. Afraid to touch, afraid to dance, afraid to love, afraid to be proud. My desire to do something anything - for my friends and for myself was paramount. I needed to do something to make a difference.”


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By stripping and strutting on the bar of Splash, a popular New York City gay bar at the time, they raised $8,000. Since then, Bares has transformed into one of the hottest tickets in town, raising $24.5 million so far for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. For the 30th edition of Bares, actor Maulik Pancholy made his debut as host, with Bares alums Nathan Lee Graham and Lesli Margherita dramatically arriving on the arms of chiseled, scantily clad men to offer him their hosting assistance. Adding their own zest and flair, Graham and Margherita became dueling guides, providing wisdom to Pancholy throughout the show, including how to undress special guest Ramin Karimloo. Oscar winner Ariana DeBose made an appearance to share her own advice on how to command the stage as emcee, just weeks after her acclaimed stint as host of the 75th annual Tony Awards. A Bares alum herself, DeBose also showed off her impressive dance moves - including a stunning jump-split, which brought roars from the audience. Each number of the evening was inspired by a previous Bares theme, showcasing the legacy of the beloved event through a contemporary lens. Audiences time-traveled to 1992 to honor the first Broadway Bares, peeked underneath the big top of The Barest Show on Earth and discovered what lurked behind the closed doors of Knock, Knock,

Who’s Bare? The seductive storytelling of Myth Behavior and Happy Endings beckoned audiences into worlds of reimagined folklore and fairytales. A Comic Strip, Now Showing and On Demand each gave a tantalizing twist on cinematic characters. The all-women cast of Rock Hard! set the stage ablaze in a celebration of body positivity. To recognize members of the Bares family lost through the years, the glow of candles lit the stage as the names of those lost were amplified on the screen in Passing the Torch following the proclamation, “We know their spirits are soaring as the flame of Broadway Bares continues to light, inspire and bring hope to the future.” Interwoven into the celebration were galvanizing moments that spoke to current events and the power of the LGBTQ+ collective within the political landscape. POTUS’ Julianne Hough, Suzy Nakamura and Julie White took to the stage with the urgent call-to-action to “organize, mobilize and vote” in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which was announced just days before. A Strange Loop’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning creator Michael R. Jackson made a special appearance alongside Mitchell at the conclusion of the show. “I see thousands standing together who will not be dismissed or demeaned,” Jackson told the crowd, “who find strength in their unique expression that is empowered by love, determination and courage. And tonight, by an even stronger sense of coming together as a community. One that is built on inclusion and equity for all.” Broadway Bares: XXX raised $1,893,715, including a $200,000 check from presenting sponsor M•A•C Viva Glam. The traditional evening-ending “rotation,” where audience members are invited to tip their favorite dancers, was again led by Bares veteran Christopher Sieber. Stripathon, the online fundraising efforts by the show’s dancers and crew, raised an impressive $757,142. Leading the way as top fundraiser and winning the title of “Commando-in-Chief” was Mark MacKillop. He raised $70,549, setting an all-time individual fundraising record. He was followed by runners up Ben Ryan at $39,496 and Ricky Schroeder at $30,300. The 30th anniversary choreographers included Broadway Bares: XXX Director Laya Barak, Executive Producer Nick Kenkel and Associate Director Jonathan Lee, as well as Al Blackstone, Jessica Castro, Tammy Colucci, Chloe Davis, Armando Farfan Jr., Richard J. Hinds, Stephanie Klemons, Sekou McMiller, Michael Lee Scott, Gabriella Sorrentino, Kellen Stancil and Andrew Turteltaub. In addition to M∙A∙C Viva Glam, Broadway Bares: XXX received generous support from corporate sponsors Out Leadership, SKYY Vodka, Anheuser Busch, Creative Artists Agency, Mark Fisher Fitness and United Airlines. PHOTOS & VIDEO Behind the Scenes


Broadway Backwards

LGBTQ+ Celebration Excites with Evening of Empowering Performances roadway Backwards made its live and in-person return in full and jubilant force, with Broadway luminaries and a cheerful audience lending their light to celebrate LGBTQ+ lives, culture and contributions.


stepped into Julie Andrews’ famous shoes with the help of a sizzling ensemble of Broadway Backwards dancers. What started with Doyle coolly crooning evolved into a dynamic celebration of jazz, launching the evening with an electric energy.

The 16th edition of the show, which had not been performed live since 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, raised a recordbreaking $758,582 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City.

Closing the evening was Joaquina Kalukango, another 2022 Tony winner, who brought the house down with a spirited rendition of “Being Alive” from Company, featuring Broadway Inspirational Voices. The finale began with a spoken word recount of the hardships and realities faced by marginalized people during the last two years.

Host Jenn Colella effortlessly guided the evening and its cast of 86 stellar performers and a 13-piece orchestra. They enchanted a standing-room-only audience at Disney’s New Amsterdam Theatre. Colella’s charisma and brilliant comedic timing marshaled the audience May 23 through dazzling numbers that reinvented Broadway tunes with LGBTQ+ affirming twists. The one-night-only event featured an inspiring testimony about the importance of representation by Alexandra Billings, a whimsical farce with Andrew Keenan-Bolger, a touching tribute to Armelia McQueen by Ain’t Misbehavin’ castmate Ken Page and performances from Broadway mainstays Len Cariou, Bernadette Peters, Lillias White and more. The star-studded production kicked off with a scorching rendition of “Le Jazz Hot” from Victor/Victoria, performed by the vivacious Matt Doyle. A 2022 Tony Award winner for Company, Doyle


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Subjects ranged from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the unjust killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd to the most-recent onslaught of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, including Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Putting her hosting mic aside, Colella sang an intimate rendition of “The Next Ten Minutes” from Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years with duet partner Lauren Patten. Other crowd-pleasing moments included Some Like It Hot's J. Harrison Ghee sashaying to Z Infante’s rescue as their fabulous Fairy Godperson in a reimagining of “Impossible” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella and baritones were booming as John Riddle brought his boyfriend, played by Claybourne Elder, home to meet his family in a reinvisioned version of “One Second and a Million Miles” from The Bridges of Madison County. The audience was also delighted by a range of memorable performances by Dominic Dorset, Sidney DuPont, Lena Hall, Michael R. Jackson, Bill Nolte, Eve Plumb, Ernie Pruneda, George Salazar, MiMi Scardulla, Mary Testa, Brandon Uranowitz and BD Wong. Tony winner Danny Burstein made a special appearance to share the impact made possible by the audience’s support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Center. The 2020 edition of Broadway Backwards was canceled as Broadway shut down, just four days before the performance. In 2021, the show persevered through a virtual show of newly filmed musical pieces and a collection of favorite numbers from past Backwards editions, reaching out to those struggling with isolation during the theatrical shutdown. The stream was viewed by more than 140,000 fans around the world. Broadway Backwards creator Robert Bartley wrote and directed this year’s return alongside associate director Adam Roberts. Bartley and Roberts joined James Kinney and Joshua Buscher-West in choreographing the show. Mary-Mitchell Campbell served as music supervisor; Ted Arthur was music director with Nicholas Connors and Nick Wilders as associate music directors. The creative team included lighting design by Craig Stelzenmuller; costume design by Tyler Carlton Williams, Jeff Johnson-Doherty, John Kristiansen and Natalie Loveland; prop design by Jenna Snyder and Alexander

Wylie and sound design by Marie Renee Foucher. Jeff Brancato was production supervisor and Gregory R. Covert was production stage manager. Binder Casting’s Mark Brandon and Chad Eric Murnane served as casting consultants. What began as a small, grassroots concert performed in the community room at The Center in 2006 has grown into a highly anticipated celebration presented in one of Broadway’s most beautiful theaters. In its 16 editions, Broadway Backwards has raised $6.3 million for Broadway Cares and The Center. Broadway Backwards received generous support from corporate sponsors City National Bank, Paramount, United Airlines, A&E Networks, The Broadway Exchange, New York Marriott Marquis, The New York Times, Warner Bros. Discovery, Christopher Street Financial, McDermott Will & Emery, Mercer, O’Melveny & Myers and True Crime Obsessed Podcast. PHOTOS & VIDEO Behind the Scenes


National Grants Broadway Cares National Grant-Making Restored to Pre-Pandemic Levels


he sign on the door of the St. Clement’s Episcopal Church food pantry late this summer was ominous: “Closed until additional funds can be secured to fill the pantry shelves.” Like other neighborhood food banks across the country, St. Clement’s is a vital resource to its midtown Manhattan community, providing canned goods, fresh vegetables, pastas and other essentials to countless individuals and families year-round. Just a couple blocks from the nonstop bustle of Times Square, the temporary closure at St. Clement’s exemplified the struggles facing organizations large and small as they continue to battle back from the increase in need and decrease in funding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, thanks to the generosity of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ donors and supporters, annual grants to places like St. Clement’s returned to, and in some cases exceeded, their pre-pandemic levels in 2022. “This achievement will make a significant difference in how a wide variety of services can continue to be delivered to hundreds of thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other debilitating illnesses in New York City and across the country,” Broadway Cares' Executive Director Tom Viola said. “It’s a testament to the commitment of Broadway Cares’ donors and the extended theater community who help make these grants possible.” Broadway Cares’ National Grants Program awarded a record $8.65 million in fiscal year 2022 to 485 social service organizations in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. In 2019 - the last full year of grants before COVID-19 hit - Broadway Cares awarded a then-record $8 million in national grants. When COVID-19 shut down the theater industry in March 2020, just as Broadway Cares’ spring in-theater fundraising efforts were to begin, Broadway Cares anticipated having to temporarily suspend grant-making altogether. However, thanks to Gilead Sciences and major donors, $1,171,000 was awarded to 279 organizations. Similarly, in 2021, contributions from Gilead Sciences and major donors meant 252 social service providers received spring grants totaling $1.6 million.


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When Broadway reopened in 2022, grant-making returned to its traditional schedule, awarded through three primary grant rounds. In January, $2.5 million was provided to 127 food service and meal delivery programs. These organizations are based in cities and small towns, serving urban centers, rural communities and everything in between. The ultimate beneficiaries of the grants – the tens of thousands served by the organizations – found comfort again through eating with neighbors, freedom from isolation thanks to daily home-delivered lunches and strength from a nutritious diet tailored specifically for them. This year, $8.65 million was awarded to 485 social service organizations in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico

As one organization noted: “We’ve seen that a spark of connection, just a puff of hope, can become a bright flame. Simply being there – with a shared meal, an outstretched hand or a celebration of goal achieved – fans the flames of dignity and hope.”

In March, $1 million was shared with 45 of the largest AIDS service and nationally recognized advocacy organizations. Then in June, 21 actors and stage managers who helped lead their shows’ efforts in the Spring Fundraising Campaign met to award 2022’s final grants. They represented 14 shows: Aladdin, American Buffalo, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Hadestown, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Hamilton, The Lion King, MJ, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Six and Wicked.

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Because of the success of the Spring Fundraising Campaign, the continued support of Gilead Sciences and countless other donors, the grants were fully restored and even increased for some. The average grant amount in this round increased from $7,584 in 2019 to $8,200 in 2022. The applications also included nine new organizations from Arizona, California, Indiana, “With these national grants, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and West Virginia that were invited to join this grant round.

Gathered around a large conference room table and remotely on Zoom, the committee reviewed 262 applications from organizations providing essential support through direct services, emergency assistance, harm reduction and quality of life services. Actor Astrid Van Wieren from Broadway’s Come From Away said during the grants committee meeting, “You get to feel like Oprah for a day!”

we can actually be keeping the doors open for some of these organizations.”

This round awarded $2,135,000 in grants in four categories. In the first, just over 100 direct services organizations - which focus on the well-being of their clients, including case management expenses, transportation costs, gasoline and care of vehicles, personal care items and clothing - received $795,000 in grants. Emergency financial assistance grants totaling $582,500 were awarded to 72 organizations that provide urgent or short-term support for bills, food, transportation or health insurance.

Another 48 organizations were awarded $527,500 for harm reduction programs to focus on care for those living with addiction, HIV/AIDS or those at significant risk for HIV infection. And 39 quality-of-life service organizations received grants of $230,000 to help provide companion animal support, art and education projects to the underserved, summer camps and recreational programs for children living with AIDS and their families and more.


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Some of these organizations are the only of their kind in their area - like Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association, which was established in 1985 and is now the state’s leading HIV/AIDS-focused agency serving 91% of the state. Their existence is essential for those they serve.

John Eric Parker, another grant committee member and actor in Broadway’s The Book of Mormon, said, “With these national grants, we are actually keeping the doors open for some of these organizations.” As for St. Clement’s in New York, the food pantry - which has been part of the National Grants Program since 2008 - received an emergency $7,500 grant from Broadway Cares to restock its shelves and reopen its doors.

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Taking Action in Response to Urgent Crises on Behalf of Broadway

s the philanthropic heart of Broadway, Broadway Cares always wants to represent the heartbeat of the community. In 2022, four urgent crises captured the emotional attention and steadfast resolve of Broadway. With the generosity of Broadway Cares donors and supporters, Broadway Cares was able to quickly spring into action, awarding emergency grants to fuel the essential on-the-ground work that addressed these crises at home and abroad. “In times like these, it is crucial that those with the ability to do so offer a helping hand, which is what the Broadway community has done time and again,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, the global community watched in horror as Ukrainians’ physical safety and access to food, water and medical support were jeopardized. Broadway Cares awarded $100,000 individual grants to three humanitarian organizations that supported affected communities by providing access to necessary resources like shelter, food, clean water and medical support: Global Giving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, The International Rescue Committee and Project HOPE.

already weakened after Hurricane Maria and a series of earthquakes in 2019, making for a long road to recovery. Broadway Cares awarded a $250,000 grant to the Hispanic Federation, which provided community organizations working in the most-affected neighborhoods with relief equipment and first aid supplies to respond to the most-urgent needs. Shortly after the hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Ian caused catastrophic damage in Florida. Broadway Cares awarded $250,000 in grants to five food banks helping Florida residents who continue to recover and rebuild. These grants included $150,000 to Feeding Florida, a network of 12 food banks across the state, and $25,000 each to four local food banks in areas hit hardest by the hurricane: All Faiths Food Bank in Sarasota, Feeding Tampa Bay, the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida in Ft. Myers and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in Orlando. Broadway Cares is proud to meet the moment and join the Broadway community to address the essential needs of those most impacted.

In June, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Broadway Cares awarded individual grants of $150,000 to Planned Parenthood Federation of America and NARAL Pro-Choice America to help ensure access to critical reproductive health care to those affected by the decision. Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico in mid-September, with some areas receiving more than 30 inches of rain. The flooding brought on by the hurricane struck a power grid Behind the Scenes


Museum of Broadway Honors Legacy of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS


he patchwork quilt, stitched with love amid tears and anger 30 years ago, features nearly 100 handcrafted 8-inch squares of fabric reflecting how the New York City theater community stood together in support of those living with AIDS, mourning the dead and embracing their loved ones and caretakers. With the November opening of the Museum of Broadway in New York’s Theater District, the quilt from Broadway Cares took its rightful place among the memorable and monumental artifacts of the theater industry’s history. It hangs in a second floor gallery dedicated to the impact the AIDS epidemic has had on Broadway and honors the legacy of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. “This quilt of many colors and textures and layers, reflects the community itself,” Broadway Cares' Executive Director Tom Viola said. “Many who previously held personal sorrow or pushed their anger down, finally had a way to express not only support and care, but the determination to do something, to do more and from love.”


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The completed quilt was unveiled in 1991 and its placement in the Museum of Broadway marks the first time it has been on permanent display outside of the Broadway Cares office. “For three decades, Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS and the Broadway community have had a deep relationship supporting one another,” Museum of Broadway co-founder Julie Boardman said. “The energy and resources Broadway Cares provides for the community are unparalleled and we wanted to reflect and honor that.” Surrounding the quilt’s installation are the names of many of those who died from AIDS, representing every dimension of Broadway; those who shined brightly center stage and those who made their impact backstage and behind the scenes. While these names do not begin to recognize all who died, they represent thousands to be remembered, revered and loved still. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the official nonprofit beneficiary of the Museum of Broadway (at 145 West 45th Street in NYC), and will receive a portion of each ticket sale.

Broadway Barks

Broadway Comes Together to Find Beloved Furry Friends New Forever Homes


roadway’s Shubert Alley was filled with dozens of playful puppies and cuddly kittens for the in-person return of Broadway Barks, the annual pet adoption event founded by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters.

Beetlejuice star Kerry Butler followed in Williams’ footsteps in 2022. After jokingly announcing that the hit Broadway musical’s name would be changed to “Beaglejuice” for the day, Butler adopted a loveable Lab mix puppy, which she named Milo.

The July 9 event was hosted by Peters and The Music Man star Sutton Foster. They welcomed a brigade of Broadway stars - including Foster’s co-star Hugh Jackman, Shoshana Bean, Billy Crystal, Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch, Jaquel Spivey, the cast of POTUS and many more - all appearing with a parade of adoptable pets.

Tony Award winner Donna Murphy, who adopted her MalteseYorkie mix Pippi Shortstockings through the Westchester SPCA, reinforced the message of the day: “Let there be no question about the level of love, integrity and attention that these dogs and cats receive. This is about finding homes and every animal here deserves a loving home.”

Delightful dogs and charming cats from 20 New York City area shelters and rescue organizations, eager to find their human companions, took the spotlight as the actors introduced the animals available for adoption and urged attendees to fill out applications. Adopting precious pets isn’t just for theater fans - there have been plenty of industry members who have also found furry friends while working the event. “Twenty years ago when I was here at Broadway Barks, I adopted two Labrador/Shar-Pei mix puppies,” Vanessa Williams, who’s now mom to Great Dane rescues Gilly and Roscoe, told the crowd. “We need to give all of these dogs a wonderful home.”

The event started with true Broadway flair. Cast members from the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! dazzled the crowd of theater fans and animal lovers with “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” an encore performance from the last in-person Broadway Barks in 2018. Since its inaugural event in 1998, more than 2,000 cats and dogs have found their fur-ever homes through Broadway Barks. Broadway Barks was sponsored by The New York Times and The Shubert Organization. PHOTOS & VIDEO Behind the Scenes


Fire Island Dance Festival

World-Class Dance, Four Premieres Illuminate Return to the Stage


ew York’s Great South Bay once again took its place as the breathtaking backdrop for the eclectic lineup of acclaimed dancers and dance companies that joyously led the unforgettable, in-person return of Fire Island Dance Festival. This year’s festival raised $655,090, underscoring its role as the cultural and charitable event of the Fire Island summer. Fire Island Dance Festival is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Complemented by a picturesque, mid-summer sunshine, the captivating performances held July 15-17 included four world premieres by choreographers from a range of backgrounds, including two sentimental pas de deux choreographed by Joshua Beamish and Adriana Pierce, the festival’s first nonbinary duet by Caleb Teicher and Abdiel and a high-energy ensemble number by Akira Uchida. In addition to powerful group numbers from Buglisi Dance Theatre and Verdon Fosse Legacy, audiences enjoyed several stellar solo performances. Chalvar Monteiro left the audience laughing out loud at the whimsical moments in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Ella, delivering complex, lightningfast sequences of movement with a clever and jubilant panache. American Ballet Theatre principal Catherine Hurlin, who made her festival debut at age 10 in 2006, took flight across the stage in her


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elegant homecoming to Kitri’s Third Act Variation from Don Quixote. Gibney Company’s artistic associate Jake Tribus delivered a masterful performance of Colors, featuring choreography and spoken word by Michaela Taylor. Acclaimed American Ballet Theatre principal dancer James Whiteside, who is also an accomplished author, entertainer and podcaster, hosted the show. The festival started Friday night with an exclusive performance for Leadership Supporters at the Albert Lepage Outdoor Pavilion at Whyte Hall. Parsons Dance presented The Road, which featured choreography by David Parsons and iconic songs by Yusuf/Cat Stevens. Since its premiere in 1995, Fire Island Dance Festival has raised more than $7.7 million to help support the safety net of social services for those in the performing arts and provide lifesaving medication, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance to people in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. That support also includes a $25,000 grant to the Pines Care Center, continuing Broadway Cares’ annual tradition of recognizing and supporting the Fire Island Pines community. The return of Fire Island Dance Festival was made possible, in part, by The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation in memory of Diana King, the SHS Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Fire Island Dance Festival was also generously supported by corporate sponsors The New York Times and United Airlines.

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King Family Foundation Challenges Supporters to Create Legacy of Care


hat began as a lunch conversation about how to strengthen future support for so many across the country turned into a $250,000 challenge to inspire donors and supporters of Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Gray Coleman, a longtime Broadway Cares supporter who’s also a trustee and vice president of the Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation, embraced a unique idea: for each person including Broadway Cares in their estate planning, the foundation will match, in memory of Diana King, 10 percent of that gift with a donation today, up to $250,000.

“We are sincerely grateful for the extraordinary leadership and generosity of Gray Coleman and the Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation for inspiring us all to think toward the future of care for so many,” Broadway Cares’ Executive Director Tom Viola said. “A will or estate gift ensures that those living with HIV/AIDS, dealing with COVID-19 and “My heart led me to include facing other life-threatening illnesses or personal crises can access the care and resources they need Dancers Responding to AIDS and deserve well into the future.”

in my will and estate plans to honor my dear friend,

Wayne McCarthy, who died of AIDS in 1988 when he was

Angels Circle member Judith Nelson responded to the challenge.

“My heart led me to include Dancers Responding to AIDS in my will and estate plans to honor my dear friend, Wayne McCarthy, who died of AIDS -Judith Nelson Diana King was the founder and longtime president in 1988 when he was 30 years old,” Nelson said. of the foundation. “She wanted her legacy to be one of care, “Wayne was a beautifully talented singer and dancer, and his spirit compassion and continued support for the communities she cared shone with the purest love. Supporting DRA and Broadway Cares about,” Coleman said. “We are certain that the many friends and allows his legacy to live on.” supporters of Broadway Cares and DRA will join her memory and meet this challenge.” Coleman said there’s never been a better time to include Broadway Cares in your will or estate plan. “We’re witnessing rapidly growing Because of the foundation’s in-the-moment match, the Bequest needs in the wake of a global pandemic,” Coleman said. “By joining Challenge provides lifesaving care immediately and continues to inspire the Bequest Challenge, you can provide shelter for a family who compassionate people like you to make a legacy gift. is homeless or lifesaving medications for someone without health insurance right now and it won’t cost you anything.” The Colleen Dewhurst Legacy Society is the planned giving program that recognizes those who have included Broadway Cares in their will Join the challenge: or estate plans.


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30 years old.”

Visionary Circle and Angels Circle The following are members of the Visionary Circle and Angels Circle as of September 30, 2022. Names in bold indicate Premier Visionaries and Archangels, donors who increased their gift by 25 percent or more over the previous year. Contributions are not related to event ticket or merchandise purchases. We thank these Visionaries and Angels who provide essential support for those affected by COVID-19, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses across the country. For more information about the benefits of the Visionary Circle or Angels Circle visit or contact Sarah Cardillo at or 212.840.0770, ext. 275.

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The Carl Jacobs Foundation Champion Charities The Crimson Lion / Lavine Family Foundation Deborah Dakin Ken Davies William W. Donnell Frank Duff & John Okuloski Robert Evers Tobi & Eugene Faut Jennifer Flackett & Mark Levin The Fosdick Fund Ronald & Susan Frankel Kenneth R. Fulton Thomas Gentile George & Irina Schaeffer Foundation Valerie Gordon-Johnson & Doug Johnson Jill & Marty Handelsman Harriett D. Kittner Foundation R. Scott Hawley Jerome M. Cohen Foundation The John D. Evans Foundation Karen Johnston Ilana Kameros Greg Kammerer & Frederick M. White Michael Kim & Caspar Sun Henry L. Kimelman Family Foundation Innovator Emily J. Klopfer gifts from $10,000 to $24,999 Deirdre & Mark LeMire Sam Altman in memory of Joseph Levi Murray Schapiro & Shirley Herz and Jerry Tischman Paul & Florence Rowe Libin Susan & Crystal Atkins-Weathers Tom Lombardi Leslie Lyles Bainbridge Foundation Laura Anne Lewis Mantell, M.D. The Barbara Epstein & Alan Mark Mantell Foundation Inc. Stephanie & Terry & William Biggins Carter McClelland Walter Bobbie & David Frye William Megevick in Roy Brayton & memory of Larz Anderson Mickey Sullivan Keith Miller Barbara Broccoli

Timothy J. Fazio Jules Fisher & Graciela Daniele Mary D. Fisher Liz Armstrong Arabella Langhorne Danny Baron in loving Larry L. Luing memory of Artie Gaffin Family Foundation Craig Newmark Philanthropies Judith Light & Robert Desiderio The Dorothy Strelsin Richard Lin & Evan Zazula Foundation Mary Lea Johnson Richards The Dream Alliance 1997 Charitable Trust in The Fred Ebb Foundation memory of Mary Lea Johnson Phill Gross & Richards & Martin Richards Elizabeth Cochary Gross Abigail Merrill Hugh Jackman & The Morison-Iwanowski Family Deborra-Lee Jackman in memory of Tom Fenaughty Marc & Mary Lou Seidner Myrna & Freddie Gershon The Shubert Organization in memory of Steve Sondheim Jodi & Howard Tenenbaum James L. Nederlander & Peg & Gary Wendlandt Margo M. Nederlander Mary C. & Richard J. Parrish Beacon René Plessner gifts from $50,000 to $99,999 Jeffrey Seller Jerry & Terri Kohl Amy Sherman-Palladino Judi Krupp in memory of Kendrick Shope Rebecca Luker Lee Perlman & Linda Riefberg Hollis Stern Carter & Kim Strickland Thomas Schumacher & The Winston Foundation Matthew White The Zarley Family Foundation The Ted Snowdon Foundation Anonymous (3) Brian S. Snyder gifts of $100,000 and above

Lizzie & Jonathan M. Tisch Anonymous (1)


gifts from $25,000 to $49,999

John R. Alchin & Hal Marryatt Benard L. Maas Foundation Laura M. Boedeker James & Debbie Burrows The Coffey Family Gavin Corcoran in memory of Charles Wallace Collier Toni Downey

Miranda Family Fund Miriam Schaeffer Family Foundation Stanley Newman & Dr. Brian Rosenthal Rob O’Neill & Shawn Anderson Stephen Paine The Pearinder Foundation Michael C. Ray Michael Raymond & Andrew Moyer Barbara Rohdie* Mickey Rolfe & Bruce Tracy The Ross Foundation Paul Rumsey Wendy B. Samuel Noah Evan Samuels in memory of Anne Samuels Roberts Scarlet Feather Fund Pieter Schenck & Sioux Logan* John E Schumacher in honor of Joan Johns Schumacher Jayne Baron Sherman Paula L. Sindlinger Rob Stoll Lynn & Bruce Surry Steve Sweet The Tapper Gorevic Family Bob Tuschman The Venable Foundation John Voege & Geoffrey Paul David Wackman & Jason Rardin The Waldman Foundation Barbara Whitman Diane M. & Kevin Wilshere Yardi Systems* Zion Lutheran Church Anonymous (7)

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$5,000 to $9,999

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation The Alice Ghostley Foundation Richard Ambrose George Annarella in memory of his wife Corinne Guttman and his brother-in-law Les Guttman Whitney Arcaro Sarah Ashman & Ron Gillespie in memory of Howard Ashman ATPAM - Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers Jennifer Balbier Douglas Bella & David Hunt Bendit Family Foundation Nancy Duggan Benson Mark Bergamini & Christopher Oates* Richard Bernardo & Matthew Houston Lynn A. Booth Carol Bresler & Carolyn Billinghurst Butkiewicz Family Foundation in honor of Judy Wheeler and Tim Regan The Calamus Foundation Patricia & Carroll Cathey Annette Cerbone & Suzanne LeVan Barbara, Jerry, Ben and Hanna Chait Cathy Chernoff Mitchell Clarfield Paul & Kelly Cole The Column Awards Dr. Mitchell A. Combs & Frank C. Druse III Robert N. Cory & Shuichiro Takeda* Gavin Creel E Gerald Dabbs MD Scott Dainton in memory of Andy Zerman Derek Danton & Robert Berk Debra DeMartini Charles Deull Jamie deRoy in memory of Stephen Sondheim Drew Desky & Dane Levens David DeSocio Valerie DiFebo


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Sam Ellis in honor of Valarie Silver Ellis Ellen Esposito Feinstein’s/54 Below Jeannine M & Scott D Flynn Barrett Foa Barbara H. Freitag Gerda Lissner Foundation Inc. in loving memory of Scott Barnes & Brian Kellow Joanna Gleason & Chris Saradon Judy & Steven Gluckstern, in memory of Michael Palm and Charlie Hamlen Dan Goggin Amanda Green & Jeffrey Kaplan Alma Guimarin Alison Hall Theresa D. Herman The Hilaria & Alec Baldwin Foundation Larry Hirschhorn & Melissa Posen Larry & Rita Hunter The Joe & Hellen Darion Foundation, Inc. John L. McHugh Foundation Karma Foundation Andrew Keenan-Bolger Celia Keenan-Bolger & John Ellison Conlee Karen E. Kennedy in memory of Muriel & Bob Kennedy Alan Keith & Richard Brand LaFountaine Family Foundation** Stacey & Kristopher Leary Fran Macferran Jennifer Manocherian Sue Marks Tom Marshall & Kathy Keneally James Martin Clif Mathews & Brian Lurie Leslie & Jordan Mayer Richard McCune & Brian Carroll** Heather J. McDonald Marianne McGrath Mills Jacque & Charles McLaughlin David R. McShane & The Samantha Fund Eli Milbaur & Ryan Cangello* Jerry Mitchell Ira Mont & Jill Cordle Mont

in memory of Annette & Stuart Mont, Dan Cordle and in honor of Joan Cordle Javier Morgado in memory of Eddie Sweetnam William Morey in memory of Christopher Tisone Sandy Mulligan Nathan Noh Nora Roberts Foundation Tony Origlio & Kip Vanderbilt James G. Pepper* Petty Hefte Family Foundation Monica & Greg Reid Stephen Kroll Reidy* in memory of Carolyn Reidy Bob Rhodehamel & Dana Snyder Richard and Diane Weinberg Family Foundation Richenthal Foundation Robert Rivkin & Cindy Moelis Amy Rosenthal in loving memory of Dorothy Scott and Gloria Rosenthal Meryl Rosofsky & Stuart H. Coleman* Moe & Jack Rouse Paul Russell & Beryl Raff CJ Salvani Megan M. Savage Matthew Schermerhorn & Andy Rice Frank Selvaggi & Bill Shea Carolyn & Marc Seriff James L. Simon Iris Smith Geula Solomon Cori Stolbun Abbie Strassler Susan & Eliot Black Foundation Steve Symonds Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 764 IATSE Thompson Turner Productions Seth Tribble & David Vansuch The Tweedlie Center for the Arts Richard J. Underwood Judy Vincent Alice Wang & Peter Spiegelman Nina & Gary Wexler Jim Whitman & Sara McDougall Jayne Williams Russ Woolley

John Yonover Robert E. Zimmerman David Zippel & Michael Johnston Anonymous (11) Anonymous, in memory of Gale Nigrosh


gifts from $2,500 to $4,999

Actors’ Equity Foundation Randy Adams Aaron J. Albano Sara M. Allan Gerry & Hank Alpert* Alpuche Family James J. Andrews* in honor of Dr. Steven Margolin and Maryanne Travalione Mitchell Appel Gerald M. Appelstein* Scott Archimbaud & Patrick Douglass Anne Banfield Jordan Barbakoff & Philip Jeffery in loving memory of Rob Sinacore John Barnes & Charles Champagne Ivan M. Bart in memory of Adam Balzano Jack W. Batman & Sidney J. Burgoyne Michael & Kimberly Beatrice Benjamin & Seema Pulier Charitable Foundation, Inc. Dr. Benton & Rachel Brown Andrew Berdon* Elaine D. Berger Mark Bernhardt* Amy Bermudez Claude Bernstein & Melody Wang Herb & Ron Black Blaine Ann Marie & Robert Borsdorf John Bowab Scott Brittingham in memory of Christopher Caruso Corey Brunish & Jessica Rose Brunish Buchwald Bruce Burg Christopher Cara Cristina Carlson Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty

Marc Chalet & James Ting Girlie Chang & Michael Vermut Michael & Diane Christian* Sylvia Choi Alissa Cipriano Gloria & Charles I. Clough Jr. Clinton A. Cobb Samantha & Drew Cohen in memory of Richard Salfas and Michael Friedman Ricky Coombs & Seth Stuhl Thomas Cott* in memory of Philip Carlson Bronwen Cound & William Brody Karen Courtney Michael David & Lauren Mitchell Todd Davis Maria Di Dia in loving memory of Doug Salmon Joseph Dimino Salvatore E. Dirschberger Andrew Dolkart in honor of Paris Richard Baldacci Mark Donofrio & Alexander Lach* Judy & Tim Dove* Linda Duncombe Thor Eckert Christopher & Candace Edelmann in honor of Mark McClary Maryann Edgecomb Nicole Eldridge Anthony, Kristina & David Ellenbogen Theo Elliman* Deborah & Matt Ellis Eric Emeric Nigel Emmett Peter Entin & Barbara Janowitz Bill Evans & Chuck Fischer in memory of Mike Nichols Joe Evall & Richard Lynn Ken Fakler & Luc Bouchard-Fakler John & Margaret Falk* James Fedigan Doug Fiebelkorn & Andrew Hall Steven Filenbaum & Matthew Woolf, CFP Ken Finkelstein Kelly Finzer in honor of Michael DelBene Elliot Fishman & Dale Abrams Charles Flateman & Gail Goldstein Lauren Foley

Jonathan Foster, M.D. Dale J. Fournier & Michael R. Wellington* Douglas Frantz Vincent Gaeta Michael Gerdes Richard Gerrig & Timothy Peterson Roger Gindi & Gregory Victor Dale Glasser in memory of Steven Glasser Bruce & Suzanne Glassman Justin Gleiberman Jan & Steven Golann Marcia Goldberg & Paul Garrity Sherri Goldberg Peter & Roberta Gottlieb Gramercy Park Foundation Douglas Greene Howard Grossman, M.D. Addie Guttag James F. Haag Gail L. Heinemeyer John M. Hemmer Richard Hester & Michael Mastro in memory of Helen Hester Susan & Neal Hirsch Karen Hoefer William S. Hoover, M.D Bill Hutton in memory of Dr. Joel D. Weisman Kathy Inch Bonnie Inserra Rach Ireland Jim & Kerry Jacobson Jerome S. Glazer Foundation Earl Johnson & Douglas Ward Michael Johnston Joanna Jordan Benita & Joe Kaminkow Howard & Karen Kellman Kerry A. Keenan Angela Lansbury William Lauch Deborah and Rocco Landesman The Lenore & Howard Klein Foundation Todd Lamb Sunshee Lee & Laird Zocheis Ginna Le Vine Victoria McNeil Le Vine William Ludel & Tracy Cohen Daniel & Linda Lynch John J. Mackerey Barbara Manocherian Nina Matis & Alan Gosule* Jennifer Mayer Michael McCarthy & Lars Kontz

Patrick McCarthy James McKenzie Peter McKown & Kenneth Heng Drew McLellan Kati Meister Marius Meland & Eng Kian Ooi* Jeff Meleski & Steve Markov Elliott & Cathy Masie Katherine Miller David Montague & Michael Selter Joe P & Edna B Moore Jr William Moore Jason & Debbie Moss Janissa Muller Bebe Neuwirth & Chris Calkins* Tony Napoli & Gary Newman Douglas J. Nieters Judith A. Nelson** in memory of Wayne McCarthy Mr. & Mrs. Frank P. Nocco Joseph Obermayer Michael Paleos Gregg Passin Jeff Perlis Bonnie & Alan Petsche Erik Piecuch & Alex Wright Peter Pileski in memory of Bob Avian Theresa & Pete Piliero Gloria Piraino Frances Pu Dr. Judith Quick Ron Rafay Eileen & James Rath Ray Wetmore Productions Jonathan Rebell & Noah Levine Jana Rich & Jill Nash Richard F. Walsh/ Alfred W. Di Tolla/Harold P. Spivak Foundation Rita & Jeffrey Adler Family Foundation Jose Rojas Jr. in honor of Bartley Whitman Rose Brand Harry B. & Adrienne Rosenberg Sally Rosenberg & Bruce Charendoff Susan Sarandon The Sartain and Tamez Family Trust Fund Nick Scandalios Schaffer Family Foundation Susan & Stephen Scherr in honor of Ellen Greenwald

The Schroeder Family in memory of John T. Schroeder Adam Schwab Will Schwalbe & David Cheng Seedtime Fund Inc. Elliott R. Sernel Jeannette Sessing David Maurice Sharp David Shmerler Show Scents Silva Theatrical Group Elliott L. Sirkin in honor of Chita Rivera, Carol Lawrence and Mickey Calin In memory of Michael Smith Abigail Rose Solomon Ruth Stevens & David Olson Steve Stone & Leslie Benedetto in honor of Max Marlo Elizabeth Stribling-Kivlan Jim Scully Sweet Hospitality Group Bill & Larry Tabbit-Humphrey John Tartaglia Amy F. Thompson Tracy & Lainey Todd Jeffrey Trachtman & Peter Chao Tom Viola Viramontes Family Carol Waaser Dawn & Jim Watson Steve Werner Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Wiggers in memory of T. Thorne Wiggers Scott Wilcox Terrence J. Witter & Artie de la Cruz Jeff Woodman in memory of Melvin Bernhardt John Wuertz & Abzal Ayubeally William P Zanetis in memory of Christopher Tripp Zanetis Kathryn Zickert Anonymous (5)


gifts from $1,000 to $2,499

Scott & Paula Aaronson in honor of Zach Aaronson Amy Abrams Ken Adler in memory of Ellen Adler and in honor of Jon Adler Richard Ahrens in loving memory of Gloria Rosenthal Aladdin Broadway Company in memory of Gloria Johanson

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Susan M. Allardice Joseph T. Amodeo Christine Amorossi Matthew Amsterdam Lee R. Anisman M.D. The Apatow-Mann Family Foundation Michael Arellano & Tom Burley Joan Arenstein David Glenn Armstrong in joyful memory of Peter Frame The Arthur Loeb Foundation Ward Auerbach & Andy Baker* Austin Community Foundation Jay Axelrod Dr. Don Bacigalupi & Daniel Feder Jon Robin Baitz Cornelius Baker Robert L. Baker Ian & Kim Band Tobias Banks Catherine Bannister John Bantivoglio Christopher & Paris Barclay Susan Bardach Laura Z. Barket Scott Barnes in memory of Brian Kellow Sena Baron* Bob Barrack & Barbara Leistner in honor of John Schumacher The Barrington Foundation Inc. Christopher Barth Joy, Ben & Judge Baskin Kari Bassett Frederick & Kathy Baumann Beech Street Foundation Nan & Joe Benincasa Taffy Benjamin Carol & Walter Berman Shaul Betesh Phillip Bettencourt Phil & Mary Beuth Jon Bierman Robert Billig & Richard Vida Casey Blass & Lee Manford Drs. Leslie Blum & David Cziner David Boger in memory of Terry Brenneis Dennis Bolger Matthew Bonilla Miranda Book & Linda Dingler Dave Boone Diane Borger Susan Bowman The Boulder Family Barbara Bowyer Loraine Alterman Boyle Julie & David Bradsher


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Fiona Brady Molly Brand & Kaitlin Brand Shirley Brandman & Howard Shapiro Kevin Breen in memory of Howard Ashman Hilde Breitbart Nyle Brenner Betty Broadhurst Thomas W. Brock Terri Brody J. Arthur Brost Barry Brown & Douglas Cohn, D.V.M. Jeffrey Brown and Anthony Tan Daniel & Rhonda Bruening Michael Buchanan Gregg & Christine Buckbinder Diana Buckhantz/Vladimir & Araxia Buckhantz Foundation Maribel Bunin David Burke Katherine Burton in honor of Dale Ellen Leff Michelle L. Butler Mr. Lem Byers & Mr. Derek Kuhl Gary Bynum Michael-Demby Cain* Patricia Calder Bennett Cale Robert Callely Judith Capawana Steven M. Caplan Esq. Stephanie Caravela and Sophia Maoli Sarah & Frank Cardillo Len Cariou & Heather Summerhayes Debra & Kim Carmichael The Carole & Mike Miller Foundation David Cartee Frank Carucci & David Diamond celebrating LaMaMa’s 60th Anniversary The Caster Fund Ronald Casty Patricia & Carroll Cathey Deborah & Steven Cavalier Kenneth Cerniglia & Adrien Lanusse Jennifer Champion Stockard Channing David Charak The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation, Inc. in memory of Bob & Muriel Kennedy

Charles and Margaret Levin Family Foundation David & Paula Leggett Chase Chasin/Gilden Family Fund, at the Boston Foundation Cheryl Wiesenfeld Productions LLC Lori Tan Chinn in memory of Kevin Geer James & Susan Clarke Joseph M. Clement Evan Cohen Michael Cohen Lynn Coleman Mary & Michael Conklin Francois Conradie & Nick Smit John Contratti Frank P. Conway* Casey Cook & Gary Steinkohl Jeffrey Corbin & Massimo Pacilli Barry Cordes Casey Cornelius William Corsello Frederick L. Corte Jr Susan & Andrew Cott William Cox Nanette Crist George Crow Rob Crudden William C. Cubberley* The Cunin Family Wojciech L. Czoch M.D. Richard Dabbs Mark Dalton Duke Dang & Charles Rosen* in loving memory of David Panzer Daniel Anthony Leone Trust in honor of Henry Winkler and in memory of John Ritter Scott & Tonya Daniels F Leonard & Catherine Darby David Beatty Fund of Stonewall Community Foundation Cara David Heather Davies Camden Davis & Gregory McKnight Paula Kaminsky Davis Yolanda Davis Melissa Day Jeffrey De Korte Miguel De Los Reyes Louis J. Denkovic Mark D. Desky & James D. Mrkvicka Tim Devin & Erik Frantzen* Patricia S. Dinner Eileen Doherty

Matt Donaldson & Steve Kyriakis Alexandra Dove & Richard Ballard in honor of David Ballard Linda Doyle David & Shari Dreier Chelsea Dunlap Rachel Dvorken & Harry B. Rosenberg, Jr. Earl and Margaret Chesson Charitable Endowment Fund of Triangle Community Foundation The Ehrmann Family Fund Valerie Eigner Tim Eippert Alan Eisenberg & Claire Copley in honor of Bernie Jacobs and Tom Viola Jack Eldon Andy Elisburg Steven Elkin Eric Emeric Herbert W Engert & Timothy Miller Eve Ensler Sabin Epstein Lori & Mickey Etkin Bonnie Pfeifer Evans* David S. & Joan Evans James Evans, PhD, JD Shane Ewen Kittie Fahey Katie & Reade Fahs Laura G. Fahsbender James & Anna Fantaci Peter Farrell* T.A. Fassburg Robert Faust & Roger Kluge* Sarah Jo Fazio Vicky Feather Bruce Feffer Daniel Feinstein Alan & Brenda Ferber Elaine Fieldman Kenneth & Caryl Field Donald M. Filicetti Camden & Debra Fine David Fink & Simon Kinsella Lothar Finke Barry M. Fisher Jeanne Donovan Fisher Megan P. Fitzgerald Kevin & Helen Flanagan* Maggie Flanigan & Richard Dow Robert S Fleischer & Susan L Raanan Doug Fogel Scott Wells Ford

Edward & Lori Forstein Bruce Franck Sara & Michael Frank Richard Frankel & Kathleen Clark Leigh Nagy Frasher Avram & Rhoda Freedberg Jon Freedberg & Maren Roccamonte Jonathan Freeman Alison & Jim French* Bart Freudlich & Julianne Moore James B. Freydberg Corey Friedlander* David Friedman & Shawn Moniger Merle Frimark in loving memory of Ruth Frimark Pierre Frinault David M. Fromm in memory of my partner Robert Motley Susan Frost Nancy Gallt Tom & Judy Garey Leslie & Johanna Garfield Thomas Garner* Tami & Robert Garriott David Gaudette & David Maue Danni Gee in honor of Ulysses Dove* Laura Geffen & John Groper in honor of Artie Gaffin Bruce & Alice Geismar Barry Gelda in memory of Irene Lucille Bunis The Gelfand Family Foundation Bryan George & Stephen Pielocik Darrell M. W. George & Scott Turner* George Zuber & Anthony Snyder Charitable Fund at Our Fund Inc. Todd Geringswald Amy Gewirtz Kimberly & Ed Gibbons Jillian Gibbs Sue Gilad Tyler Gildan Denise & Keith Gillen Joan Glatman Joanie & Gary Glickstein in honor of Al Tapper Barbara Golden Deborah & Jonathan Goldman Sam Gonzalez Robyn Goodman Kevin Gore

Neal Gorman & David Mann Stefanie M. Gorman Barbara Gottlieb Robert & Wendy Grady Dane Grams Nancy Kellogg Gray in honor of Danny Whitman Gerard & Lynn Greco Janet Greene & Chap Chapman David & Lynn Greenberg Mr. & Mrs. Ira Greenstein Mark Greenwald Emily Grishman & Susan Sampliner Deborah W. & John A. Grobe Carol & Bill Gross Joli L. Gross Grossman Family Charitable Funds Barry & Maggie Grove Dr. Jeffrey & Mr. Gerald Grove Jane Groveman & Cathy Tanelli Leslie G. Gutierrez Corinne Guttman & George Annarella in memory of Les Guttman Steven Guy John Hadity Edward E. Hale Jr. Diann Hall in memory of John Rainwater John Halpin in honor of the Leadership Council Elizabeth Halverstam Christina Hamilton David G. Hanna* in memory of George & Norma Jane Hanna Deb and Gregg Hanson Laurie & Chris Harbert Michael P. Harrell The Harriet Greenfield Foundation, Inc. Catherine Harris Harris Family Foundation in honor of Michael Riedel Alan Hassell in loving memory of H. Thomas Axt* Geri & Rich Hastings Jeffrey Hayenga & Michael Belanger Lisa Heimann & Family Hearst Joseph R. Heller, Ph.D. & Frank Ptak II in memory of Michael Simmons-DeFord Matthew Helmerich in honor of Douglas Ward The Henry and Susan Bloom Family Foundation in honor of Leslie & Jordan Mayer

Donna Heppermann Kurt F. & Margaret Webb Heyssel Scott Hillier Alma M. Hirsch Geoffrey Hoefer & Thomas Wei** Jim Hoelz & William Welsh Eileen S. Hoffman Richard Hoffman Jr & Elizabeth Hoffman Craig J. Horsley Larry Howard Daphne Hsu & Jeff Rosen* Katherine Huang Bob & Tim Huber-Fischer Dr. Jaime S. Huertas & Kenneth A. O’Brien* Lyn Hughes & Arthur Ferrara David and Helen Kultgen The Human Fund/ Mr. Denivaldo G. Dasilva & Ms. Sabrina Vasquenz-Dasilva Peter L. Ianniello, PhD Jeffrey L. Jackman Jimmy Jackson Waldo & Jeanne Jackson Tracy Jamar in loving memory Monty Silver Keith & Patti James Thai Jason in honor of Tom Viola Jerl Machine Inc. Katherine Jin The John W Harris Family Foundation Wagner Johnson Productions Cherry Jones Barbara Josso & Liz Miloscia Dr. Christopher R. Joy & Ms. Cathy L. Velenchik Stacie Julian Jessica Kahn & Scott Bieker Chad Kampe Steven Kaplan & Court Whisman Judith E. Karp, MD Mary Kaslick Shoshannah Katz Karin & Greg Kayne Maureen Keller & David L. Feinberg Reta and Sophie Keller in honor of Walter Mayes James Kelliher Jason Kelliher & Brian Rice Samantha S. Kennedy David Kernahan Mitchell and Julie Kertzman Kristine Kitts Jerianne S. Kladder

Marci Klein F. Gary Knapp David & Jennifer Knickel David J Knight Chris & Kelly Koenig Michael Kohn Brian Koll & David Altarac in memory of Dora Hipscher Konigsberg Family Fund Dr. Ram Koppaka Sarah Korda Alix Korey & Randy Hansen Roger G. Kramer Carol Krzyzewski Michael Kuzma Phil Laduca Richard LaGravenese in honor of Greg Berlanti Joanne Lahner Kelly Lake The Lambs Foundation Craig & Sherri Landauer Dawn Landino Stephen & Kristina Lang Mark Lanspa Tod Larson Bishop Alexis Larue Jay Laudato & Thomas Watson Brian Lawlor Winston Bernard Layne* Sandy & Michael Leahy Christopher Leary* Michael & Jenna Lebowich Yannick Lebrun* Stephanie Lee/Group Sales Box Office Hal & Jill Leibowitz Curtis Lelash Christopher Lennertz Michael A. Leppen Jill Lesser & Jonathan Diesenhaus Telly Leung & James Babcock Abbe Levin Phyllis Levinthal in memory of Ruth & Sheldon Levinthal Zachary W. Lezberg Bjorn Liencres Mark D. Lingenfelter Linkletter Family Lisa A. Linsky, Esq. Rosalind Lippel* Stuart Lippner in memory of Roberta Romano Helen R. Litt, The Litt Family Foundation in memory of Robert de Michiel Kris Lockley Mindy Loiselle & Lanny Levenson David & Angelica Longo Behind the Scenes


John T Love & Jeni Love Arwen Lowbridge & Michael Lane Frank E. Lucente in memory of Stephen Saikin Donna & Larry Ludwig Eric Luftig Steve Lukens Nancy Lukitsh Steven F. Lutz Kevin R. Lyle & Renee Chatelain Kelly Lynch Mark & William Macatee Kelly McCormick Drew MacDonald J. Patrick Mahoney & C. Martin Hicks Maidstone Productions in memory of Ted Tulchin Mains Family Foundation Scott Mallalieu & Nat Fuchs Brian Maly Paulette Mann* Barbara Brooke Manning Jesse Manocherian Judith Manocherian John Mansell & Tim House Barbara & Larry Margolis Family Charles & Diane Marino Thomas Marino Barbara Marshall Marshall Family Charitable Foundation Fred Mason Jane & G. Dennis Mason John & Michelle Matteson* Scott & Harriet Mauro Stephanie Mayne Heather McAdam Elizabeth I. McCann Mary Beth McDonough in memory of Eileen Deehan Eric McGahhey Kevin B. McGowan John & Connie McGuire Lisa Medero Bill Melamed Jr. & Jamey Lundblad in honor of Judy Dove & Frank Conway Christopher & Michael Mele-Wagner Meltsner Strategies Kim Memeger Janis & Alan Menken Wendy and James Meyer Michael Halebian & Co. Inc. Michael J. Zamkow and Sue E. Berman Charitable Foundation Deborah Miesel Nancy Milasnovich Sympson


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Cassandra M. Milbury in honor of E. Van Milbury Barry Miller Gail Miller in celebration of Sophia Smith Richard Miller & Roberto Konishi Michael Mills & Mark McGrath Jonathan Mintzer Brian Stokes Mitchell & Allyson Tucker in honor of Tom Viola, Paul Libin and Phil Birsh Kathleen Moloney Art Moore Mary Ann Moore Rex Morgan Sharon Moriarty Marcia L. Morris Elizabeth Morton in memory of Elizabeth Wilson Adele Mouzon & Mark Perry Scott & Holley Mosley Murray Family Foundation Stacey & Joshua Nadell Kes & Laura Narbutas Nelco Foundation Linda & Stuart Nelson Ruth Nerken Maury Newburger Joshua Newsom Rick Nicita & PaulaWagner Maya Nigrosh Albert Nocciolino Sandy & Ellen Nusbaum Judith and Emmett O’Connell Greg Ohanesian & Judy McLaughlin Brian Ogilvie Janice Oresman Ron D. Painter Joseph J. Palermo & Justin W. Sherwood Gabrielle & Michael Palitz Tim & Diane Parks Philip Paroian The PATH Fund/Rockers on Broadway Richard Patt Stavros Pavlakis & Alison Fraser Ralph L. Pellecchio & James C. Wernz, M.D. Christina Peronto James Peters & Mark Fleisher Michelle M. Peters Greg & Tracey Peterson The Pietenpols Theresa & Pete Piliero Sandra Piller

Alexis Plauche Tracy Poole & Kevin Ciotta Stephen R. Prest Paige Price & Nevin Steinberg Sarah Prinsloo & Dean Rosow Jordan & Rami Raff Christopher Ranous Andrea & Dennis Ratner Jessy Reaves Gary Reback Susan Cohen Rebell Dr. Eric Reiner* Norman & Sandy Reisman in loving memory of Artie Gaffin Teresa Reyes & Martin Monas* Michelle & Dyson Richards David Rimple & Paul Teixeira* Carol Risher Michael Risinger Dominic Roberts & Stephanie Martignetti Roberts Anne & Thomas Robinson Jonathan Rock & Patrick DelaCruz Nancy & Paul Rodriguez Susan Rodriguez & Charles Lowrey Larry Rogowsky Lispet Roland David Romero & David Greiss Sally Root Ryan A. Ross & Steven Ross Bert & Mary Rouleau Randolph & Diane Rowe Gary Rozynek Phil & Dawn Rudolph Michael Ruppal & Jim Roth Barry A. Russell PhD in honor of Jason Opsahl Ron Rydarowicz & Bill Figner TJ Saad Wynn J. Salisch Rina L. Saltzman Polly Weintz Sanna Nina F. Sax, MD Linda Scenna Sarah Schaettle Joseph Schaller Valeria & William Schiemann Carolyn Schiff & Noah Millman S. Fred Schiffman Steven J. Schimmel Leah Schloss Joe & Barbara Schmidt Steven Schnepp & Mark Basile in memory of Paul Penfield & John Heppenstall Michael Schober & Don Harrison

Allison Schultz Ryan Schultz Laurie & Owen Schwartz Lisa Dawn & Joe Schwarz Jennifer Scott Paul & Kate Seavey Katie & Jim Sebastian John Eric Sebesta & William Tomai Richard Seer & Doug Wallingford Debra & Michael Segal Paul Segal Heidi Seizinger Seniel Ostrow Foundation, Sara, Samantha Widzer and Family Lee Seymour Desta Shaw Eric Shearin Lisa Sheldon Kenneth G. Shelley Alison Sher Mary & Bennett Shuldman/ Music Benefiting Students Inc. Richard Siegmeister Douglas Sills in honor of Tom Viola Dan Silver & Eric Dean Davis Harrison Simmons Epstein Nancy L. Simon Ed Simonelli & Hernando Cortez Jr* Charles & Pat Haynes Sislen Joann Skorupski Barry Skovgaard & Marc Wolinsky Clark Smith John Smith & Edward Escoto Michael Smith Matthew Smyth & Christina Engelbrecht James K. Sokol Talya Sokoll Nick & Barrie Somers Jeff Soref & Paul Lombardi Jai Srinivasan The Stanton Family Start It! Foundation Andrew W. Stern Eric Stine Karl Stine Mr. & Mrs. Bill Stone Meryl Streep & Don Gummer Stuart S. Applebaum Giving Foundation in memory of Mr. Vincent Virda Stephen L. Sweet Ronald J. Szabo Peter M. Taub

Mr. & Mrs. Greg Taubeneck John Taylor Josh Taylor & Joseph Grossmann Hal Tepfer & Stacie Simon Carol Terry Marc Tetro John Henry Thomas III Neal Thomas Peter M. Thomas in honor of Lori Black Thomas Bobby Conte Thornton, Lisa Conte & Napo Dwight Tierney & Dina Nathanson Natalie Tierney Aaron Tievsky Henry Tisch Scot Titelbaum in honor of Dr. Oz Show Supervising Producers Keith S. Tobin, M.D.. Stacey Tobin Lila & George Todd Tracy & Lainey Todd Laura & Stephen Toma Jennifer Trepeck in honor of Sue Gilad John Truran &

Gregory Naranjo Scott Trzaskawka Tom & Judy Tullie Matthew D. Tumminello & Dominick J. Marangi Mark Tynan David Umbach Jo Vanderbeek Lora J. & Richard L. Van Velsor Verna Vanis Greg Vargas & Daniel Crisafulli Dr. Anthony F. Verdi & Mr. Mark A. Mainville Marcie Vort Lucy R. Waletzky, MD Patricia Walmer Bethe Ward Steven Warheit & Jean Christensen Timothy Warmath & Edward Comber* Dr. Robert Warner in honor of Eli Faber Marcia Weber & James Flaws Arthur E. Webster, Esq. Sandra Wegman Cindy Weil Ira M. Weitzman Linda Wellendorf

Dave Wells & Marty Tatman John Weltman & Cliff Atkins in honor of David Kuehn & Tedi Marsh Lucille Werlinich Carol & Tom Wheeler Nancy A. Wheeler Gina White in honor of James Davis Kat White Todd M. Whitley & Gary O. Holder* in loving memory of Robert LuPone Danny Whitman & Robert Bartley in memory of Francine Whitman Lois Whitman Channing Wickham Charlotte Wilcox in remembrance of Gary Gunas Jay Wiley Miles Wilkin in memory of Stuart Thompson Janice Willett Lisa Williamson Michael Wilson & Gus Studio Media Production Sariah Wilson Skye Wilson

Anna Winer Jacqueline Wladis Supriya Wronkiewicz Ted Wu John Wuertz & Abzal Ayubeally Lori A. Yaspan Ronald & Geri Yonover Jean M. Zajac Ed Zakreski Alan Zarky & Helen Halpert David Ziff & Alan Bell Christian Zimmermann in loving memory of my beloved husband Richard M. Kielar* Alan Zucker Zufall Family Foundation* Elliot Zulver & Sally Gold Felice Zwas Anonymous (29) *Indicates members of the DRA Angels Circle **Indicates members of the Broadway Cares and DRA Angels Circle As of September 30, 2022

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Matthew D’Arrigo Lester Gibbs Alex Hare Ben Houghton Chad Kaydo Zachary Laks Jeremy Lentz Phil Makara Stephanie McCabe Max Needle Francesca M. Romeo Andrew Phillip Jelani Remy* Jake Romanoski Ally Rome Regina Stuzin* Madison Wheeler * Indicates NextGen Advocate As of September 30, 2022

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Add a little razzle dazzle to your holidays Trim the tree with these Playbill ornaments. This collection of six Playbills is the 11th set to commemorate long-running Broadway musicals. Broadway Cares Classic Collection Playbill Ornaments Volume XI:


Surprise the theater lover on your holiday list with this special ornament honoring the Broadway shows from the 2021-2022 season. Broadway Cares Classic Collection 2022 Ornament

$20 Honor the legendary six-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury as Mame with this glittering ornament. Broadway Legends: Angela Lansbury

$65 Celebrate the holidays "triumphantly" with this fabulous addition to the Broadway Legends series— Tony Award winner Billy Porter as Lola in Kinky Boots! Broadway Legends is a series of glass ornaments created exclusively for Broadway Cares by Christopher Radko Company and artist Glen Hanson.

Broadway Legends: Billy Porter




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5 Questions The success of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS comes not only from those making personal donations of financial contributions, but also those who so graciously offer their time and talents to make a difference. We asked three of those shining lights to share their stories. How did you first get involved with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS? JEWELLE BLACKMAN: I first got involved with

Broadway Cares in 2019 with the company of Hadestown. I performed in Red Bucket Follies and volunteered at the Hadestown table at the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. I also got to hold a red bucket, in costume, to receive donations from audiences after the show before COVID-19 hit.

JONATHAN LEE: I first got involved with Broadway Cares in 2014 as an associate choreographer for Broadway Bares. FRANCESCA TOSCANO: I grew up as a theater kid in the New Jersey suburbs, so I would scrounge together whatever cash I had to take the train into the city and see Broadway shows. When it was Broadway Cares appeals season, I saved a little extra to splurge on a signed Playbill.

What motivates you to work with Broadway Cares? JEWELLE: Knowing that so much of the money donated goes directly to helping those working in the industry - from crew to cast and more - who are in need. Hard times can fall on anyone at any time, so it’s great to know this organization exists and is accessible to those in need within the community. JONATHAN: The mission to unite the theater

community to come together and help those in need who are affected by critical health issues, including, but not limited to, HIV/AIDS. FRANCESCA: Standing in theater lobbies,

hearing the rapturous applause from the audience, watching people pour out of the theaters and generously give back to people in need—it’s electric! It restores your faith in humanity.

What is your favorite memory of making a difference through Broadway Cares? JEWELLE: Meeting fans at Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. I love being able to talk directly with them about the show and the memorabilia we were selling. Their love and passion for the theater helps fuel and support Broadway Cares. JONATHAN: Hearing and reading stories of

how this organization simply cares. I am amazed at the impact Broadway Cares and its supporters have on people's lives through their support of those living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Jewelle Blackman Actor in Hadestown

FRANCESCA: I was volunteering at Dear Evan Hansen during one of Ben Platt’s final performances, and they were auctioning off Ben’s signed cast that he wore during the show. The crowd went completely wild and the auction raised tens of thousands of dollars. The energy and feeling of community in the theater that night was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced.

As a member of the theater community, why is it important to you to give back? JEWELLE: How could I not want to help and support a community that has given me so much? Theater is a business of highs and lows and I am so fortunate to be doing what I love on Broadway.

Jonathan Lee

Broadway Bares associate director and choreographer

JONATHAN: We are all vulnerable. At any

moment we could be injured, sick or whatever, which may take us away from utilizing our craft. I am so grateful that there is an organization that helps ensure resources are there for us if anything like that happens.

FRANCESCA: It’s just what we do. It’s an innate

part of our makeup to help people in need. It just comes naturally for a lot of us.

Describe Broadway Cares in three words. JEWELLE: Heart, hope, humanity. JONATHAN: Love, support, community. FRANCESCA: Community, generosity,

Francesca Toscano Broadway Cares volunteer


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Tuesday, April 25, 2 pm Minskoff Theatre 200 West 45th Street, NYC

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Hammerstein Ballroom 311 West 34th Street, NYC

BROADWAY FLEA MARKET & GRAND AUCTION Sunday, October 1, 10 am-7 pm Shubert Alley in Times Square West 44th and West 45th streets

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