28th Annual Gypsy of the Year set for 12/5 & 12/6

10/26/2016 2:45pm

Six weeks of dedicated fundraising will culminate in a showcase of Broadway’s brightest talents when the 28th Annual Gypsy of the Year competition takes the stage Mon Dec 5 (4:30 PM) and Tues Dec 6 (2:00 PM), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. For two unforgettable afternoons at the New Amsterdam (214 West 42nd St), Gypsy of the Year will celebrate the talented singers and dancers in the ensembles of shows, historically known as “gypsies.” More than 200 gypsies and special guests will perform original skits, songs and dances, with awards presented to the best presentation and for the top fundraisers from the preceding six weeks. Casts, crews and volunteers at Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions around the country will stand at theatre exits to accept donations with Broadway Cares’ iconic red buckets in hand. Theatre enthusiasts on both sides of the bucket will have the opportunity to raise money for the most vulnerable among us, helping provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance. Last year, 54 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours raised $4.8 million. Seth Rudetsky will return to host the shows. Advance tickets to Gypsy of the Year can now be purchased online at broadwaycares.org. Press contact: Boneau/Bryan-Brown (212/575-3030)...