PHOTO CALL: Another Opening: Gypsy Of The Year Swings And Boogies

News   PHOTO CALL: Another Opening: Gypsy Of The Year Swings And Boogies In an opening number choreographed by Arte Philips, dancers showed off the two dance styles most dominating Broadway in the 1999 season--swing and disco. At right, Jennifer Frankel as the disco angel.
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Photo by Photos by Aubrey Reuben

In an opening number choreographed by Arte Philips, dancers showed off the two dance styles most dominating Broadway in the 1999 season--swing and disco. At right, Jennifer Frankel as the disco angel. Nov. 30, Cats won the prestigious Gypsy of the Year Award with The Scarlet Pimpernel finishing second. Winning the 11th annual fund-raising award was the company of Rent with $161,485. Second place went to Annie Get Your Gun with $159, 197 (Peters promised her producers, Barry and Fran Weissler would donate the extra $2,500 to tie her company with the kids at Rent). The Lion King raised $128,830; Phantom of the Opera, $119,931; and Ragtime, $115,688. The Off-Broadway company that raised the most money was Naked Boys Singing! with $25,054.