The two performances are the culmination of six weeks of fundraising by Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies.
The annual competition, according to press notes, "honors the tireless work of theatre's ensemble singers and dancers, known as 'gypsies.' For two afternoons, more than 200 of New York's most talented gypsies – and their special guests – will perform original skits, songs and dances. Awards are presented to the top fundraisers and for the best presentation during the two performances."
The 24 editions of Gypsy of the Year have raised more than $52.9 million; last year's show raised $3,902,608.
Actor, musician and Playbill.com columnist Seth Rudetsky will return for the sixth consecutive year to host.
Gypsy of the Year is sponsored by The New York Times and United Airlines.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $225 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.