Olivier and two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone, who returns to Broadway later this season in the new musical War Paint, is the latest addition to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ Broadway Legends holiday ornament collection.
LuPone is the ninth actor to join the Broadway Legends series, alongside Julie Andrews, Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Barbra Streisand, and Gwen Verdon.
This year’s ornament features LuPone as Eva Perón in Evita, the role for which she won a Tony Award in 1980: LuPone is dressed in a glamorous, shimmering gown, belting the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice anthem “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” from the balcony of the Casa Rosada. The eight-inch-tall glass LuPone ornament was designed exclusively for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ Broadway Legends collection by artist Glen Hanson with the Christopher Radko Company. To purchase the limited edition ornament, visit broadwaycares.org.
Other Broadway Cares gifts available this holiday season include The Broadway Cares Collection’s 2016 snow globe, designed by Hamilton set designer David Korins; the Carols for a Cure two-CD set featuring festive favorites from 22 of the season’s musicals; and Broadway Cares and Playbill’s fifth set of collectable ornaments, this year featuring Playbill covers from The Magic Show, Oklahoma!, Pippin, Rock of Ages, Smokey Joe’s Café, and South Pacific.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 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 theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $285 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.