PHOTO CALL: Inside the 25th Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition

By Matthew Blank
11 Dec 2013

The Lion King won Best Presentation for the second year in a row, while the new musical Kinky Boots took top fundraising honors at the 25th annual Gypsy of the Year Competition, which took place Dec. 9 and 10 at the Minskoff Theatre.

"Born to the Playground," a nimble dance number in which the gypsies of The Lion King skipped, leaped and whirled over sets of thick jump ropes, earned that show the title honor of the 25th Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition, the second year in the a row the show took that honor at the event.

The Dec. 9-10 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising event collected a grand total of $4,343,234, up sharply from last year’s $3.9 million, but not quite up to 2011’s record $4.9 million.

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Opening number
Photo by Monica Simoes

Read's recap of the performance.