To commemorate World AIDS Day, Playbill presents its fourth-annual Remember the Ribbon: A Tribute to World AIDS Day event thanks to premier sponsor Gilead Sciences and presented in part by Fellow Travelers - Streaming with the Paramount+ with SHOWTIME® plan, with additional support from Hotel Edison and Sony Hall.
This special evening, filled with storytellers and songs, celebrates, tributes, and remembers those affected by HIV and AIDS, whether in their own lives, or with those they know and love.
The live event took place on Monday, November 13 at Sony Hall in New York. From December 1 through December 3, Playbill will stream Remember the Ribbon: A Tribute to World AIDS Day here on Playbill.com and Playbill’s YouTube page with a donation button to help benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. #RememberTheRibbon
2023 Remember The Ribbon Participants* Include:
And featuring The Broadway Sings Band
Cynthia Meng (Music Director/Keys), Yuka Tadano (Bass), Andy Buslovich (Guitar), Sasha Ono (Cello), & Emma Ford (Drums)
The event is directed by Bryan Campione and Leonard Rodino, with music production by Corey Mach and choreography by Sidney Erik Wright. Musical arrangements are by Cynthia Meng and Joshua Stephen Kartes, with vocal arrangements by Allen René Louis. Sydney Steele acts as Production Stage Manager, with Kevin McConville and Mason Huse as Associate Stage Managers, Imani Denson-Pittman and Ned Cían Gaynor as Production Associates, General Management by Showtown Theatricals, Red Carpet Publicity by Emily McGill, Technical Production by Sony Hall, Event Filming Production by Moritz Worldwide Productions, and Event Photography by Michael Hull and Valerie Terranova. Additional event producers include Joshua Stone, Jolie Schaffzin, Jim Cairl, and Lane Beauchamp.
(*participants are subject to change)
About Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS:
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the philanthropic heart of Broadway, is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theater community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the major supporter of the social service programs at the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund), including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts, and the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative. Broadway Cares also awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., providing lifesaving medication, healthy meals, counseling, and emergency assistance. broadwaycares.org
The fifth annual event, sponsored by Gilead Sciences, benefited Broadway Cares.
The fourth annual event marks World AIDS Day and supports Broadway Cares.
This installment also features a performance by fellow gay, Black, and HIV-positive artist Jamar Rogers.
“When I'm doing eight shows a week, HIV is not in my way,” says the Hamilton star, as he dispells myths around HIV, AIDS, and health.