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BWW TV Must-Watch Exclusive: FOLLIES Cast Mourns EVITA's Return to Broadway at GYPSY OF THE YEAR in Hilarious Sketch

December 8
12:57 PM 2011

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' 23rd record breaking Annual Gypsy of the Year was presented Monday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 6 at the New Amsterdam Theatre and featured performances by 17 of the hottest Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, a 40-year reunion of the original Broadway cast of GREASE, a tribute to national touring companies and appearances by more than 300 actors, singers and dancers (Click Here for Broadway Beat's complete highlights).

One of our favorite sketches was the cast of FOLLIES, featuring Jan Maxwell, Elaine Paige, Terri White and company 'welcoming' EVITA starring Ricky Martin and Elena Roger to Broadway (and to the Marquis Theater, currently home to FOLLIES). Click below to watch the complete and hilarious performance including Elaine Paige finally showing a little of her EVITA on Broadway!

Last year, Gypsy of the Year raised $3,776,720, pushing the competition's 22-year total to $44,136,720. This year's grand total reached a whopping $4,895,253! Click here for more information about Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. 

Just announced yesterday was the breaking news that The Kennedy Center’s critically acclaimed Broadway production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award®-winning musical “Follies” will transfer to the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles for six weeks only, May 3 through June 9, 2012. The opening is scheduled for May 9. The current Broadway run at the Marquis Theatre will play through January 22, 2012, as scheduled.

BWW TV Must-Watch Exclusive: FOLLIES Cast Mourns EVITA's Return to Broadway at GYPSY OF THE YEAR in Hilarious Sketch
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