Peters, Jackman and Fierstein Part of Gypsy of the Year Competition

News   Peters, Jackman and Fierstein Part of Gypsy of the Year Competition Three of Broadway's favorite stars — Gypsy's Bernadette Peters, Hairspray's Harvey Fierstein and The Boy From Oz's Hugh Jackman — will take part in this year's Gypsy of the Year Competition.
From Top: Bernadette Peters, Hugh Jackman, and Harvey Fierstein
From Top: Bernadette Peters, Hugh Jackman, and Harvey Fierstein

Peters, Fierstein and Jackman will be on hand for the second day of the competition (Dec. 9 at 2 PM) to present awards to the winners of the annual contest. Awards are presented in two categories: for best skit and for most money raised for BC/EFA. Among this year's judges, who will be present at both the Dec. 8 (4:30 PM) and 9 performances, are Delta Burke, who is currently making her Broadway debut in Thoroughly Modern Millie; and Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez, now on the boards in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics.

The Palace Theatre, the home of Disney's Aida, will host the 15th annual event, which comes after six weeks of intensive fundraising by various shows on and off Broadway as well as touring productions throughout the country. Last season, the competition raised a record breaking $2,623,825. Hairspray and Rent raised the most for BC/EFA at the 14th annual Gypsy event, with Hairspray pulling in $375,607 and Jonathan Larson's Rent taking in $237,689. Presentation awards went to Urinetown: The Musical (winner) and Les Misérables (first runner-up).

Tickets for this year's event are available by calling (212) 840-0770. For further information, visit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on the web at http://www.bcefa.org.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) is the nation's leading industry based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant making organization.

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