Remember the Ribbon: A Tribute to World AIDS Day | Playbill

To commemorate World AIDS Day, Playbill presented 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, celebrated, paid tribute to, and remembered 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 streamed Remember the Ribbon: A Tribute to World AIDS Day here on #RememberTheRibbon

2023 Remember The Ribbon Participants Included:

Shoshana Bean
(Hell's Kitchen)
Willam Belli
Victor Garber
(Hello, Dolly!)
Julie Halston
Dimitri J. Moïse
Michael Buchanan
(The Addams Family)
Tim Young
(Next to Normal)
Anne Fraser Thomas
Robbie Torres
Coulby Jenkins
Joe Beauregard
(Moulin Rouge! The Musical)
Darius Wright
(New York, New York)
Alex Birsh
(Vice President, Playbill)
DJ Mike Borowski
(Event DJ)
Allen René Louis
(Background Vocalist)
Shaunice Alexander
(Background Vocalist)
Karl Schmid

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 was directed by Bryan Campione and Leonard Rodino, with music production by Corey Mach and choreography by Sidney Erik Wright. Musical arrangements were by Cynthia Meng and Joshua Stephen Kartes, with vocal arrangements by Allen René Louis. Sydney Steele acted 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 included Joshua Stone, Jolie Schaffzin, Jim Cairl, and Lane Beauchamp.

More about Gilead Sciences:
Gilead Sciences, Inc. was proud to sponsor this event. Click here to view all of our latest resources on the HIV epidemic in the United States.

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.

Read More About Remember the Ribbon
Revisit Past Remember the Ribbon Events
Watch the Gilead Storytellers Series

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