The annual competition, which follows six weeks of intensive fundraising by various shows on and off Broadway as well as touring productions throughout the country, will be co-hosted by The Odd Couple's Brad Garrett and Lee Wilkof. The two-day event is a chance to celebrate the Broadway gypsies while raising funds for the worthy charity. Awards are presented in two categories: for best skit and for most money raised for BC/EFA. Last season, the competition raised a whopping $2,754,631. Best skit honors went to The Lion King with Wicked as first runner-up. The latter also raised the most money for BC/EFA, $365,918. Other front-runners: Avenue Q ($154,208), Mamma Mia! ($154,032), The Phantom of the Opera ($151,124), The Lion King ($150,822) and Rent ($144,179).
Tickets for this year's competition are priced $20, $40 and $90 with VIP and Priority tickets costing $200 and $350. Tickets can be purchased by calling (212) 840-0770 or by visiting the BC/EFA offices at 165 West 46th Street, Suite 1300. Tickets are also available at the Neil Simon Theatre Dec. 5 and 6.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's leading industry based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant making organization. For further information, visit BC/EFA on the web at http://www.bcefa.org.