Gypsy of the Year Competition Sets December Dates

News   Gypsy of the Year Competition Sets December Dates The annual fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will be held at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
Megan Sikora (center) and the cast of "Celebrating 60 years of the Gypsy Robe" at Gypsy of the Year in 2010
Megan Sikora (center) and the cast of "Celebrating 60 years of the Gypsy Robe" at Gypsy of the Year in 2010 Krissie Fullerton

The 28th annual Gypsy of the Year competition, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be presented December 5 at 4:30 PM and December 6 at 2 PM at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street).

Actor, musician, radio host, and Playbill.com columnist Seth Rudetsky will return to host the shows at the New Amsterdam, home to Disney’s smash hit Aladdin.

Six weeks of dedicated fundraising begins October 21. Nine Broadway shows are set to begin their appeals tonight: The Book of Mormon; The Color Purple; The Humans; The Lion King; Matilda The Musical; Oh, Hello on Broadway; Paramour; The Phantom of the Opera; and School of Rock—The Musical, plus Off-Broadway's Stuffed. Scheduled to join the fundraising next week are Broadway’s Aladdin, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, Hamilton, Holiday Inn, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, and Waitress, plus Off-Broadway’s Othello: The Remix. More shows will be added throughout the six-week campaign. Last year, 54 Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national tours raised $4.8 million.

Gypsy of the Year celebrates the talented singers and dancers in the ensembles of shows, historically known as “gypsies.” More than 200 gypsies and special guests will perform original skits, songs, and dances at the December performances, with awards presented to the best presentation and for the top fundraisers from the preceding six weeks.

Since 1989, the 27 editions of Gypsy of the Year have raised more than $67.2 million to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Advance tickets to Gypsy of the Year can now be purchased online at broadwaycares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770, ext. 229. VIP and Priority tickets are $375 and $250, respectively, and other tickets are available at $130, $50, and $30.

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 $285 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

Check out photos from last year's event below:

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