PHOTO CALL: Neil Simon Theatre Is Taken Over by Gypsies at Popular Yearly Event

News   PHOTO CALL: Neil Simon Theatre Is Taken Over by Gypsies at Popular Yearly Event A little bit of everything, from sincerity to hilarity, graced the stage of the Neil Simon Theatre Dec. 6 and 7, as it played host to the 16th Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition.
From Top: Rick Lyon of Avenue Q; Mary Ann Lamb in the opening number
From Top: Rick Lyon of Avenue Q; Mary Ann Lamb in the opening number

Named in honor of, and performed by, the group of performers who bounce from Broadway show to Broadway show in support of the leading actors, the Gypsy of the Year competition raises funds to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. At left, Broadway favorites Rick Lyon (Avenue Q) and Mary Ann Lamb (Fosse) join in the fun, while below Never Gonna Dance star Nancy Lemenager leads the performers in the opening number of the event.

The show raised $365,918 toward a $2,754,631 total for the entire event.

Photos are by Aubrey Reuben


Nance Lemenager (center), wearing the Gypsy Robe, and cast members in the opening number
Nance Lemenager (center), wearing the Gypsy Robe, and cast members in the opening number