PHOTO CALL: Gypsy of the Year with a West Side Flair

News   PHOTO CALL: Gypsy of the Year with a West Side Flair The 2007 Gypsy of the Year Competition, which celebrates the ensemble singers and dancers of Broadway, was held Dec. 17 and 18 at the New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street.

This year, the event honored the 50th anniversary of the original Broadway production of West Side Story. Jackie Hoffman, Bob Saget and Mary Testa were on hand to host the production, which raised a record $3,927,110 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The Color Purple was awarded the prize for Best Skit, while the national touring company of Jersey Boys raised the most money for the charity.

Here's a look at the 19th Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition:

Chita Rivera, daughter Lisa Mordente and dancers perform "Mambo" from West Side Story.
Members of the original cast perform West Side Story's "Jet Song."
Original West Side Story cast member Reri Grist performs "Somewhere."
Matthew Morrison, Marian Seldes and Michael Berresse.
George Wendt and company perform Hairspray's skit.
Curtains cast members perform their Gypsy sketch.
John Tartaglia, Rob Ashford, Claire Danes and Martha Plimpton
Hunter Foster and the cast of Frankenstein lament the show's closing.
David Hyde Pierce, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Rosie Perez
William Finn, Barbara Cook and F. Murray Abraham
Pierce, Perez and Mitchell present The Color Purple with their plaque for Best Skit.
Jackie Hoffman, Bob Saget, Mary Testa, Rosie Perez, David Hyde Pierce and Brian Stokes Mitchell
West Side Story's original Broadway cast.

photos by Aubrey Reuben