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BC/EFA featured in Variety

BROADWAY CARES/ EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS

FEATURED IN VARIETY

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Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth (“Glee,” Wicked) recently spoke to Variety’s Anna Stewart about working with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the assistance BC/EFA provides. The feature was a part of Variety’s annual Philanthropy Report.

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VARIETY

July 28, 2010

By ANNA STEWART

Chenoweth tops with Broadway Cares

Even the performer’s dog gets into the fundraising act

“I wasn’t aware of AIDS in the 1970s and 1980s. I was young. It didn’t affect me until I went to college,” says Kristin Chenoweth. “Then in the early 1990s my voice teacher passed away from it. I literally watched him die. That changed the whole life of a little girl from Oklahoma.”

Soon after, the renowned opera singer Stephen Dickson came to teach at Chenoweth’s school. “I didn’t know at the time that he was ill. I ended up watching him deteriorate. Another teacher of mine died as well. You’re in college and you think, ‘This can’t be happening.’?”

Today, Chenoweth is a major supporter of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Since 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $175 million for people with the disease and other critical illnesses.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118022240.html?categoryid=1293&cs=1

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations.  By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised over $175 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

BC/EFA is the major supporter of seven programs at The Actors’ Fund – including The AIDS Initiative, The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic, The Dancers’ Resource and three supportive housing residences.  BC/EFA also awards annual grants to over 400 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide.

For more information, please visit the BC/EFA website at www.broadwaycares.org.

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