Equity Fights AIDS was founded in 1987 by the Council of Actors’ Equity Association. The money they raised across the country was used to support The Actors Fund’s AIDS Initiative. Broadway Cares was founded in 1988 by members of The Producer’s Group and the money they raised was awarded to AIDS service organizations, including Equity Fights AIDS.
The two organizations merged in 1992 and continue to fund the social service work of the Actors Fund and award grants to AIDS service organizations nationwide.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Executive Director, Tom Viola, joins us to tell us more about the history and mission of BC/EFA.
Len Cariou will be celebrating fifty years in show business at Helsinki Hudson on March 10th with a recollection of great stories and songs he has sung during his illustrious career on the Great White Way.
On Tuesday December 4, 1956 at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee - a few guys you may have heard of - Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash – had an impromptu jam session.
Million Dollar Quartet is the musical - written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott - that brings you inside the recording studio with those four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night.
Linda Lavin had a huge hit television series as the harried, funny, wise waitress “Alice” for nine years beginning in 1976, and she’s done films and television. But it seems as though her heart, and her voice, belong to Broadway.
As a growing Broadway legend with her numerous starring roles on the Great White Way, Lavin will deliver a powerhouse performance at Club Helsinki on February 10th at 7PM for an 80-minute set of well-chosen songs and lively patter. It is part of the Helsinki on Broadway series presented in association with Showstoppers New York.
Many of the people who love and enjoy Broadway keep scrapbooks of their experiences: photos, signed posters, ticket stubs, and, of course the Playbills.
Playbill Books, a division of the iconic company that designs the programs for every show on Broadway, has expanded this idea into an annual project that has become a Broadway tradition: The Playbill Broadway Yearbook.
On Sunday, September 30th - Helsinki Hudson and Showstoppers New York continue their Helsinki on Broadway cabaret series with “An Evening with Victoria Clark: Stories and Songs from a Real-Life Fairy Tale”.
This Sunday at 7pm, Brent Barrett will perform a cabaret evening entitled “Night Songs” at Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, NY as part of their on-going Helsinki on Broadway Series produced in association with Showstoppers, New York. This evening is directed by Barry Kleinbort with Musical Direction by Christopher Denny.