Broadway Gives Back

Broadway Gives Back

Philanthropy unites Broadway stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Estefan, Judith Light, and more. The Broadway Gives Back Podcast spotlights Broadway actors, shows, and organizations in their pursuit of social impact and doing good. Our talented guests will share stories about their favorite charities, how they got involved, and the people and causes who have benefited from these philanthropic efforts. From stars to stagehands, cast members to front of house, and causes large and small, we will discuss why philanthropy is so vital and inspiring. Hosted by former head of marketing for the Tony Awards and The Broadway League, and CCO for the Charity Network, Jan Svendsen, this feel-good podcast will also discuss ways you can do good through education and taking action to make the world a better place.Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.... Show More

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March 3, 2021 39 min
From her Tony Award-winning turn in JELLY’S LAST JAM to her immortal performance in CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, in TV and film, in front of and behind the camera, Tonya Pinkins is an actress, a writer, producer, director, and a fierce, outspoken activist and advocate for so many important causes. With her new film, RED PILL, premiering this month, join the Tony Award winner for a thought-provoking discussion on art, activism, and more. Lo...
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February 24, 2021 44 min
Twenty-five years ago, Rent changed Broadway and pop culture. Jonathan Larson’s landmark musical began life at New York Theatre Workshop in 1993 and later went on to sweep the 1996 Tony Awards and win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Join original cast member Adam Pascal, New York Theatre Workshop Artistic Director James Nicola, and director Andy Señor Jr. for a look back at this groundbreaking show.   Looking for ways to give back? Che...
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February 17, 2021 42 min
For over 25 years, Michael McElroy has used his voice to spark positive change. From Broadway to Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and more, Michael is the Founder, Musical Director, and Arranger for Broadway Inspirational Voices, a multi-racial GRAMMY-nominated gospel choir composed of Broadway performers that provides hope, inspires, and transforms at-risk youth through music and the arts. Join us for a thought-provoking discuss...
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February 10, 2021 47 min
When To Kill a Mockingbird opened on Broadway, all eyes were on Celia Keenan-Bolger and Gideon Glick. Their immortal performances as Scout and Dill scored a Tony Award for Celia and a Tony nomination for Gideon. But when Broadway shut down last March, these fast friends did what so many in the theater industry did—turned their sights to helping others. Join us for an impassioned discussion on feeding pandemic frontline workers, the...
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February 3, 2021 37 min
In 2008, Broadway finally went green. Since then, the Broadway Green Alliance has worked tirelessly to educate, motivate, and inspire the entire theater community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices on Broadway and beyond. Join Broadway Green Alliance Founder and Co-Chair Susan Sampliner, Director Molly Braverman, and former “Green Captain” (and recent Tony Award nominee!) Elizabeth Stanley as they dis...
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January 27, 2021 43 min
From the Biden-Harris Inaugural Concert to their wildly popular “Stars in the House” live-stream concert series, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley have not only brought hope and entertainment to Broadway fans around the world during the pandemic, they’ve raised awareness and hundreds of thousands of dollars for The Actors Fund and other notable organizations. Join these two Broadway icons as they discuss decades of social impact—in fr...
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January 6, 2021 33 min
At the center of charitable giving and human transformation is Dan Pallotta. A controversial activist and fundraiser, Dan is the founder of Pallotta TeamWorks, which invented the multi-day AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Days; the president of Advertising for Humanity; and the author of three best-selling books. His 2013 Ted Talk, “The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong,” has been viewed more than 5 million times and has been ...
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January 6, 2021 44 min
Talk to anyone in the Broadway community about giving back and you’re bound to hear them sing the praises of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. With popular programs like Broadway Bares, Broadway Barks, the Easter Bonnet Competition, and those ubiquitous red buckets, BC/EFA has raised over $300 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington DC. Join ...
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January 6, 2021 43 min
You may know him as the star of the hit HBO documentary Siempre, Luis. But for over 40 years, Luis A. Miranda, Jr. has used his tireless energy to champion community activism. He is the Founding Partner of The MirRam Group, a government affairs, lobbying, and political consulting firm in New York City, and the Founding President of the Hispanic Federation. He also chairs or sits on the board of numerous political and arts organizat...
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January 6, 2021 42 min
Get on your feet! This episode of Broadway Gives Back welcomes two titans of the music industry. With 7 Grammy Awards, 38 #1 hits, and over 100 million albums sold worldwide, Gloria Estefan is the most successful Latin crossover performer in the history of pop music. As a world-renowned music, television, and film producer, Emilio Estefan has been instrumental in shaping, developing, and directing Gloria’s career plus Shakira, Rick...
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January 6, 2021 40 min
From One Life to Live and Who’s The Boss to Transparent, The Politician, and much more, Judith Light is always a bright light in theater, television, and film. In 2012 and 2013, she became the first actor in nearly two decades to win two consecutive Tony Awards for her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties, and in 2019 she was honored with the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her extensive philanthropy work...
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December 28, 2020 1 min
Broadway is deeply involved with charity and supporting important causes….it’s in the DNA.  This podcast will spotlight Broadway actors, shows and organizations in their pursuit of social responsibility and impact.  You will hear from guests about their causes, how they got involved with charities, as well as stories of the people who have benefited from these philanthropic efforts.  From stars to stagehands, from ensemble and cast...
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