BC/EFA Sets 24th Annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition for 12/3 & 4
The GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition, Broadway's celebration of the tireless work of ensemble singers and dancers, will be back for its 24th year on Monday, December 3 (4:30 PM) and Tuesday, December 4 (2 PM) at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street). The event is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The culmination of six weeks of intensive fundraising by Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, the GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition is a variety show full of original skits, songs and dances performed by more than 300 singers, dancers and musicians representing the best of the New York theatre community. Awards are presented to the top fundraisers and for the best presentation during the two performances. Noted Broadway personality and longtime Broadway Cares friend Seth Rudetsky ("Seth's Big Fat Broadway" on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio), will return for the fifth year in a row to host.
Last year's GYPSY OF THE YEAR raised $4,895,253, elevating the competition's 23-year total to $49,031,973.
Advance tickets to GYPSY OF THE YEAR can now be purchased online at broadwaycares.org or by calling 212.840.0770, ext. 268. VIP and Priority tickets are $350 and $200, respectively, and other tickets are available at $110, $40 and $20.
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 $225 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.