Auctioning Zero Hour Paintings for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
This afternoon, I jumped upon the stage after Zero Hour, nervously made a speech about Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and then picked up the painting Jim had just painted for the performance, announcing we'd have an auction.
Twice a year, the casts of the various shows raise this money, which is now shared with the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Clinic from Actor's Fund.
I'll let Don tell the story:
Steve and the audience had a lot of fun bidding on today’s painting to raise money for BC/EFA. Today’s painting sold for $52. Following the performance, Steve sold a second painting from a previous performance for $36. Between the money from the painting and the money collected in the buckets from audience members leaving the theatre, we raised 185.28 today. This brings our grand total to $216.28