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Broadway Gives Back


The Broadway community is deeply involved with charity and supporting important causes—it’s in their DNA. Hosted by Jan Svendsen, former head of marketing for the Tony Awards and The Broadway League, and Chief Creative Officer for the Charity Network, The Broadway Gives Back Podcast spotlights Broadway actors, shows, and organizations in their pursuit of social responsibility and impact. Our talented guests will share stories about their favorite charities, how they got involved, and the people and causes who have benefited from these philanthropic efforts. From stars to stagehands, cast members to front of house, and causes large and small, we will discuss why philanthropy is so vital and inspiring. This feel-good podcast will also discuss ways you can do good through education and taking action to make the world a better place.

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Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner.
A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.
Special thanks to Dori BerinsteinAlan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss!




Broadway Gives Back - Ep5: Dan Pallotta

Ep5: Dan Pallotta

At the center of charitable giving and human transformation is Dan Pallotta. A controversial activist and fundraiser, Dan is the founder of Pallotta TeamWorks, which invented the multi-day AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Days; the president of Advertising for Humanity; and the author of three best-selling books. His ...
Broadway Gives Back - Ep4

Ep4: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Talk to anyone in the Broadway community about giving back and you’re bound to hear them sing the praises of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. With popular programs like Broadway Bares, Broadway Barks, the Easter Bonnet Competition, and those ubiquitous red buckets, BC/EFA has raised over $300 million for ...
Broadway Gives Back - Ep3 Mirandas

Ep3: Luis Miranda & Lin-Manuel Miranda

You may know him as the star of the hit HBO documentary Siempre, Luis. But for over 40 years, Luis A. Miranda, Jr. has used his tireless energy to champion community activism. He is the Founding Partner of The MirRam Group, a government affairs, lobbying, and political consulting ...
Broadway Gives Back - Ep2 Gloria Estefan

Ep2: Gloria Estefan & Emilio Estefan

Get on your feet! This episode of Broadway Gives Back welcomes two titans of the music industry. With 7 Grammy Awards, 38 #1 hits, and over 100 million albums sold worldwide, Gloria Estefan is the most successful Latin crossover performer in the history of pop music. As a ...
Broadway Gives Back - Ep1 Judith Light

Ep1: Judith Light

From One Life to Live and Who’s The Boss to Transparent, The Politician, and much more, Judith Light is always a bright light in theater, television, and film. In 2012 and 2013, she became the first actor in nearly two decades to win two consecutive Tony Awards for ...
Broadway Gives Back

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Broadway is deeply involved with charity and supporting important causes….it’s in the DNA.  This podcast will spotlight Broadway actors, shows and organizations in their pursuit of social responsibility and impact.  You will hear from guests about their causes, how they got involved with charities, as well as stories of the ...


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