Stars in the House Celebrates Broadway Cares With Executive Director Tom Viola April 9

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Stars in the House Celebrates Broadway Cares With Executive Director Tom Viola April 9

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley’s daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

Stars in the House, the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley, shines its spotlight on Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ annual Easter Bonnet Competition April 9.

Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola will join the hosts as they look back at highlights from the annual fundraiser. The event typically marks the culmination of the spring fundraising period as Broadway, Off-Broadway, and touring productions collect money (in signature red buckets) for the non-profit organization. The ceremony serves as an annual pageant for shows, with casts presenting sketches and custom-made, extravagant headwear before the grand totals are revealed. The 2020 event was canceled due to the pandemic.

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Tom Viola

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Watch the stream above beginning at 8 PM ET.

READ: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Launches Red Bucket Match-Up Fundraising Campaign

Stars in the House launched March 16 last year to promote support for The Actors Fund and its services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. It has also raised funds for the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund in support of the Black Lives Matter movement as well as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

New shows—streaming Tuesday–Saturday at 8 PM ET—feature performances by stars of stage and screen, in conversation and song with Rudetsky and Wesley. Peter Flynn serves as streaming director.

Click here to watch previous episodes.

To make a tax-deductible donation to The Actors Fund visit StarsintheHouse.com/Donate.

Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola Receives the GMHC’s Howard Ashman Award

Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola Receives the GMHC’s Howard Ashman Award

Tom Viola, long-time executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), was honored by the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) Nov. 30 with its annual Howard Ashman Award for his “leadership, activism and advocacy in the fight against HIV and AIDS.”

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 Tom Viola, Albert Poland and Danny Whitman


Tom Viola, Albert Poland and Danny Whitman

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Philip S. Birsh, Tom Viola and Paul Libin


Philip S. Birsh, Tom Viola and Paul Libin

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Judith Light


Judith Light

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Tom Viola and Judith Light


Tom Viola and Judith Light

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Jonathan Freeman, Tom Viola and Judith Light


Jonathan Freeman, Tom Viola and Judith Light

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Adam Jacobs and Kelly Jacobs


Adam Jacobs and Kelly Jacobs

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Tom Viola, Alix Korey, Judith Light and Adam Jacobs


Tom Viola, Alix Korey, Judith Light and Adam Jacobs

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Robert E. Wankel, Florence Libin, Tom Viola and Paul Libin


Robert E. Wankel, Florence Libin, Tom Viola and Paul Libin

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Philip S. Birsh, Odile Birsh and Tom Viola


Philip S. Birsh, Odile Birsh and Tom Viola

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Adam Jacobs and Jose Llana


Adam Jacobs and Jose Llana

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