Thursday, April 18, 2024

Remember the Ribbon concert back for a third year

We don’t have to remind you to save the date! Dec. 1 is, of course, World AIDS Day. And to commemorate, Playbill will present its third-annual Remember the Ribbon: A Tribute to World AIDS Day concert event. 

The event, sponsored by Gilead Sciences, with support from Hotel Edison and Sony Hall, will air on from December 1-3, after being filmed at Sony Hall in NYC on November 7 and will benefit the LGBTQ advocacy organization, GLAAD.

The evening will celebrate, pay tribute to and remember all those affected by HIV and AIDS, featuring virtual appearances from Academy Award-winner Ariana DeBose (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), GLAAD Excellence in Media Award Honoree Judith Light (Thérèse Raquin) and more.

ABC7 entertainment correspondent, host and Plus Life Media co-founder, Karl Schmid, will host a night of storytellers, songs, and eye-opening conversation. Scheduled guests to participate* include the Broadway Sings BandTONEWALL, event performers Carolee Carmello (1776), André Jordan (Diana the Musical), Darius Anthony Harper (Kinky Boots 1st. National Tour), Colin Cunliffe (Paradise Square), and Anthony Wayne (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical), with guest speakers Maria Di DiaAlex Birsh, GLAAD President and CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis,GLAAD Senior Director of Communications, Tony Morrison (and host of Plus Life Media’s “Truth Be Told”), alongside special guests Quentin BellTatiana WilliamsJasmine Davis, and representatives from Gilead Sciences, to share with us their incredible work in HIV awareness, education and care.

(*participants are subject to change)

“Playbill is proud to host Remember the Ribbon for our third year, as we continue to honor our beloved friends, members of our community and beyond who have been affected by HIV and AIDS”, said Alex Birsh, Playbill’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We so look forward to spending the evening with GLAAD and our sponsors, Gilead Sciences and the Edison Hotel, without whom the night would not be possible.”

Remember the Ribbon: A Tribute to World AIDS Day will stream on and Playbill’s YouTube page.

“Playbill and the Broadway community have a long and impactful legacy of raising awareness for HIV prevention and treatment. This year’s “Remember the Ribbon” event is not only a time to pay tribute to all of those who have been affected by HIV, but it also is a moment to remind the world that people living with HIV, who are on proper treatment, are living healthy and long lives and cannot transmit HIV because undetectable = untransmittable,” said GLAAD President & CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis.

A donation button will be embedded for audiences to make tax-deductible donations that will support and expand GLAAD’s crucial work in HIV advocacy, research and fight against stigma, as the organization pushes for 100% acceptance for those living with HIV today.

Click here to view sponsor Gilead Sciences, Inc. latest resources on the HIV epidemic in the United States.

To view photos from last year’s event, Click Here.

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