Wilma Supports Broadway Cares
At the end of last season, audiences were treated to the first part of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America at the Wilma Theater. As the new season kicks off with the second part of the Tony-winning show being staged now through Oct. 21 – almost 20 years after it was written, and more than 30 years into the AIDS crisis – the Wilma has partnered with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
After each performance of the play, cast members (in full costume) will greet audience members and ask for contributions for Broadway Cares, one of the nation’s largest non-profit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. “A sizeable portion of the total proceeds will benefit three local organizations affiliated with Broadway Cares,” says Johnny Van Heest, a spokesperson for the Wilma, “ActionAIDS, AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania and the Mazzoni Center.”
During its first weekend, says Van Heest, the Wilma had already collected more than $3,000.