A magical night for Mouse House and Broadway raised $609,479 for “Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.”
Money donated during Friday’s streamed rebroadcast of November’s Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway will help fund the charity’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.
The streaming had initially been canceled due to a contract disagreement between the American Federation of Musicians Union and Broadway Cares, but the two parties later reconciled and the concert aired a few days after its originally-scheduled date.
Friday’s fundraising dollars may also grow. While many Broadway shows will remain closed until at least June 7th, many producers have offered to match Broadway Cares donations dollar for dollar.
If you missed the streaming, you can watch and donate here. The live stream will be up for the remainder of the week; donations may also be made directly at the Broadway Cares website.