Saturday, September 19, 2020

Outreach

Broadway Cares donates $125k to Broadway Advocacy Coalition, anti-racism groups

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced Monday a donation of $125,000 distributed across the Broadway Advocacy Coalition and three other social justice and anti-racism groups.  Of...

The Actors Fund distributes more than $10.5 million in financial assistance

The Actors Fund has distributed more than $10.5 million to members of the arts community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The amount, distributed over eight...

TDF launches fundraising campaign to sustain operations

The Theatre Development Fund has launched a fundraising campaign to try to support the not-for-profit while theaters are closed.  TDF's revenue stream has been cut-off...

Broadway producers offer new $1 million match to fundraiser

A new group of producers has stepped up to match $1 million in donations to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. The fund,...

Musicians’ union waives payment requirement for Broadway Cares event

The Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids fundraiser will go forward after the American Federation of Musicians agreed Monday to waive its requirement that its members...

Musicians pen open letter asking for Broadway Cares fundraiser to go on

The musicians involved in a dispute between their union and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS are asking the union to stand down. Broadway Cares had planned...

Disney on Broadway fundraiser canceled after union dispute

The streaming "Disney on Broadway" fundraiser, scheduled to take place Monday, has been canceled after Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS failed to reach an agreement...

American Theatre Wing creates grants to help Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway artists

The American Theatre Wing has redirected funds from this year's Obie Awards to launch a grant initiative for Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway artists affected by...

Drama League launches Ghost Light fundraiser for directors

The Drama League, the theatrical organization that provides resources for stage directors, announced Monday the launch of multiple relief efforts for directors affected by...

Theater seamstresses, actors mobilize to make protective gear for doctors

Broadway tailors and seamstresses have been mobilizing to make masks and gowns for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. These seamsters sprang into action after...

Actors’ Equity launches $500K fund for members

Actors’ Equity has launched an emergency fund for its members with an initial investment of $500,000. The Actors’ Equity Emergency Curtain Up Fund will be...

Broadway producers pledge $1 million match to BC/EFA fund

More than 20 Broadway producers have teamed up to match donations up to $1 million to the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS emergency fund.  The producers,...

Netflix to donate $1 million to the Actors Fund

Netflix will donate $1 million to the Actors Fund as part of a $100 million fund for entertainment workers. The donation, announced Friday by Ted...

Theater workers look to social media for financial aid

As theaters on Broadway and across the country shut down due to coronavirus, freelance and full-time theater workers have been left with at least...

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS launches $1 million campaign

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is launching a $1 million fundraising campaign aimed at helping members of the entertainment community impacted by coronavirus. The COVID-19 Emergency...

‘Hadestown’ announces education initiative for NYC students

"Hadestown" has launched an education initiative in which New York City public school students can attend the Broadway show for a small cost. The tickets...

Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell to appear in ‘Ragtime’ concert

Original cast members Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell will reunite for a benefit concert of "Ragtime." The concert, which will benefit The Actors Fund,...

Anna Wintour partners with ‘Tina’ to host benefit

Anna Wintour will co-host a cocktail reception ahead of a performance of “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical” to benefit RAINN, an anti-sexual violence...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ will offer $10 tickets to student groups

"To Kill a Mockingbird" will partner with the New York City Department of Education to make $10 tickets available to middle and high school...