Liza Minnelli and lyricist-director Fred Ebb will lead a Dec. 13 ceremony at the Minskoff Theatre where a $500,000 donation will be made to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) from retailer Bloomingdale's. Minnelli and Ebb, the respective star and director of Minnelli on Minnelli, now playing at the Palace, will accept a Bloomingdale's check on behalf of BC/EFA.
The Bloomingdale's contribution marks the single largest corporate donation to BC/EFA since the inception of the organization in 1987. This is the second year in a row that Bloomingdale's has donated the proceeds from holiday theme gifts sold through its mail order catalog. This year's contribution of $500,000 is double last year's production sources said. Altogether, BC/EFA is said to have raised $35 million in the fight against AIDS.