Suppose you had to select another “Broadway Baby” to join Liza Minelli, Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, Gwen Verdon, Patti Lupone, Carol Burnett and others as the legendary star to be honored with an ornament in Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ annual Broadway Legends series. The obvious choice—of course!—is the sensational Harvey Fierstein! Arrayed in stripes and glitter, Harvey’s Tony-winning Edna Turnblad from Hairspray becomes the eleventh ornament in BC/EFA’s Broadway Legends series, and the first male Broadway diva so honored, albeit dressed as a woman!
Tell Me More: Each of these finely detailed six-inch glass ornaments was designed exclusively for BC/EFA by Glen Hanson with the Christopher Radko Company.
How Much: $65.
How to Order: Log on to: http://broadwaycares.stores.yahoo.net/.
Check out the other unique holiday items available from the Broadway Cares Online Store, including the other ten Broadway Legends ornaments—including this year the Broadway Cares Collection 2018 Snow Globe, Broadway designer Walt Spangler’s festive new Snow Globe in which revelers create a giant snow man in the middle of Times Square, with more than twenty marquees from Broadway musicals share the stage, while the holiday classic “Winter Wonderland” plays when wound ($160)—and many other unique gifts for giving, all of which benefit BC/EFA.
Who Benefits: Ever since 1988, BC/EFA has been the major funder of essential social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic. BC/EFA has also awarded annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide over the years.
For more information, log on to: www.broadwaycares.org.
—Reporting by Hank Trout