6 episodes

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.
Jan Friedlander Svendsen worked on Broadway for 18 years running the marketing and cause-related programs for the Tony Awards and the Broadway League.  She has worked at the Charity Network for the past 5 years, as Chief Creative Officer, helping celebrities raise awareness and funds for cause.  This podcast is a passion project that marries the two worlds that she knows and loves.
Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

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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.
Jan Friedlander Svendsen worked on Broadway for 18 years running the marketing and cause-related programs for the Tony Awards and the Broadway League.  She has worked at the Charity Network for the past 5 years, as Chief Creative Officer, helping celebrities raise awareness and funds for cause.  This podcast is a passion project that marries the two worlds that she knows and loves.
Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    Dan Pallotta

    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 2013 Ted Talk, “The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong,” has been viewed more than 5 million times and has been ranked one of the 100 most-persuasive TED Talks of all time. 
    Join us for an eye-opening discussion on charitable giving that just might transform the way you think about changing the world.
    Learn more about Dan’s philosophy on charitable giving:

    The Everyday Philanthropist

    Uncharitable


    Connect with Dan Pallotta:

    Website: DanPallotta.com


    Facebook: @DanPallotta


    Twitter: @DanPallotta


    YouTube: @DanPallottaChannel


    TED Talk: “The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong” TED Talk



    Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast:

    Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Twitter: @broadwaygives



    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 Berinstein, Alan 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!

    • 33 min
    Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

    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 essential services for people with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington DC. Join BC/EFA Executive Director Tom Viola, Director of Development Danny Whitman, and Board of Trustee member (and Tony Award winner!) Gavin Creel for a lively discussion about all the good BC/EFA does within the Broadway community and beyond.
    Looking for ways to give back?
    Check out BC/EFA and its many worthy fundraising initiatives discussed in this episode:

    Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

    Broadway Barks

    I Put a Spell on You


    Connect with Gavin Creel:
    (Gavin Creel headshot by Matthew Murphy)

    Website: GavinCreel.com


    YouTube: @gavincreelofficial


    iTunes: Gavin Creel


    Spotify: Gavin Creel



    Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast:

    Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Twitter: @broadwaygives



    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 Berinstein, Alan 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!

    • 44 min
    Luis Miranda & Lin-Manuel Miranda

    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 firm in New York City, and the Founding President of the Hispanic Federation. He also chairs or sits on the board of numerous political and arts organizations, including the Latino Victory Fund, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, The Public Theater, NYC & Company, The City, The Broadway League’s Viva Broadway, and the Caribbean and Latin American Studies Department at the CUNY Graduate Center. 
    With his wife, Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda, and his children Luz Miranda-Crespo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Miguel Towns, Luis and The Miranda Family passionately advocate for education, the arts, and social justice, along with a sustained focus on relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Join us (with a surprise guest appearance from Lin-Manuel!) for an impassioned discussion of the power of activism and making a difference.
    Looking for ways to give back?
    Check out these worthy organizations discussed in this episode:

    Hispanic Federation

    Planned Parenthood


    Connect with Luis:

    Twitter: @Vegalteno


    Instagram: @Vegalteno



    Connect with Lin-Manuel:

    Website: LinManuel.com


    Twitter: @Lin_Manuel



    Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast:

    Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Twitter: @broadwaygives



    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 Berinstein, Alan 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!

    • 43 min
    Gloria Estefan & Emilio Estefan

    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 world-renowned music, television, and film producer, Emilio Estefan has been instrumental in shaping, developing, and directing Gloria’s career plus Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Jon Secada, and many others. With a resume that includes 19 Grammy Awards, Emilio also served as the Executive Producer of On Your Feet!, the 2015 smash Broadway musical that showcased the Estefans’ incredible talent, their music, and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. Join the Estefans for an impassioned discussion on their decades-long career in the music business, the challenges of bringing a musical to Broadway, and their commitment to giving back.
    Looking for ways to give back?
    Check out these worthy organizations discussed in this episode:

    The Gloria Estefan Foundation

    Give Miami Day

    Nurse Heroes Live


    Connect with the Estefans:
    Gloria Estefan

    Website: GloriaEstefan.com


    Facebook: @GloriaEstefan


    Twitter: @GloriaEstefan


    Instagram: @GloriaEstefan



    Emilio Estefan

    Website: EmilioEstefanJr.com


    Facebook: @EmilioEstefan


    Twitter: @EmilioEstefanJr


    Instagram: @EmilioEstefanJr




    Red Table Talks: The Estefans

    On Your Feet! The Musical

    Estefan Enterprises


    Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast:

    Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Twitter: @broadwaygives



    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 Berinstein, Alan 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!

    • 42 min
    Judith Light

    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 her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties, and in 2019 she was honored with the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her extensive philanthropy work to end HIV/AIDS and as a champion for LGBTQIA+ and human rights. Sit back while we chat with the multiple Tony and Emmy award-winning actress about her decades-long career and her passion for doing good.
    Looking for ways to give back?
    Check out these worthy organizations discussed in this episode:

    Actors Fund

    Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

    The Doe Fund

    MCC Theater

    QuaranTunes


    Connect with Judith:

    Website: JudithLight.com


    Facebook: @officialjudithlight


    Twitter: @JudithLight


    Instagram: @JudithLight



    Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast:

    Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Twitter: @broadwaygives



    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 Berinstein, Alan 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!

    • 40 min
    Podcast Trailer

    Podcast Trailer

    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 people who have benefited from these philanthropic efforts.  From stars to stagehands, from ensemble and cast members to big organizations and small, we will discuss why philanthropy is so vital and inspiring. And we will be inspired to do good, get educated and take action to make the world a better place.  This feel-good podcast will also discuss ways in which the listeners can become “everyday” philanthropists. 
    Jan Friedlander Svendsen worked on Broadway for 18 years running the marketing and cause-related programs for the Tony Awards and the Broadway League.  She has worked at the Charity Network for the past 5 years, as Chief Creative Officer, helping celebrities raise awareness and funds for cause.  This podcast is a passion project that marries the two worlds that she knows and loves.
    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 Berinstein, Alan 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!

    • 1 min

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