26th Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition Will Play the New Amsterdam

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The 26th Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be presented Dec. 8 at 4:30 PM and Dec. 9 at 2 PM at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Musician, actor and Playbill.com columnist Seth Rudetsky will once again host.

Host Seth Rudetsky, seen here at the 2011 Gypsy of the Year
Host Seth Rudetsky, seen here at the 2011 Gypsy of the Year Photo by Monica Simoes

The two performances are the culmination of six weeks of fundraising by Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies.

The annual competition, according to press notes, "honors the tireless work of theatre's ensemble singers and dancers, known as 'gypsies.' For two afternoons, more than 200 of New York's most talented gypsies and their special guests will perform original skits, songs and dances. Awards are presented to the top fundraisers and for the best presentation during the two performances."

The 25 editions thus far of Gypsy of the Year have raised more than $57.2 million. Last year, 51 participating shows raised $4,343,234.

Advance tickets can now be purchased online at broadwaycares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770, ext. 268. VIP and Priority tickets are $375 and $250, respectively, and other tickets are available at $130, $50 and $30.

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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 $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

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