MvVO Art Launches AD ART SHOW
Broadway

28th Annual Gypsy of the Year Raises $4.4M

28th Annual Gypsy of the Year Raises $4.4M

Jersey Boys, may be leaving but they won the award as top fundraiser by collecting $322,211 for the 28th annual Gypsy of the Year competition, which benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The cast of Hamilton took home the award for Best Stage Presentation with a dance to a poem by Lin-Manuel Miranda, based on “America.” Political as always the company performed a dance choreographed by Karla Puno Garcia. “Who said it’s free? Not me. America was never America to me. But I swear it will be.” The cast was also the second-highest fundraiser bring in $293,186.

The Book of Mormon was third with $202,844 and The Lion King, was fourth with $116,361, but they also took home first runner-up for Best Stage Presentation. There number “Alone” featured dancers in black outfits and red scarves to suggest red AIDS ribbons, performing L. Steven Taylor’s piece about facing adversity alone, and promising not to let others suffer the same fate.

Top national tour fundraisers included Wicked (Munchkinland tour) with $268,802, Book of Mormon (Jumamosi tour) with $164,383, Fun Home with $147,065, and The Lion King (Gazelle company) with $146,600.

The top-earning Broadway plays were Oh, Hello on Broadway with $127,633, followed by The Humans with $92,776. The top fundraisers among Off-Broadway shows were Cagney, with $28,125, followed by Avenue Q, with $24,323.

Fundraising awards were handed out by Cynthia Erivo, Jessie Mueller, and Javier Munoz.

 

Broadway

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

More in Broadway

The National Theatre London Streams Loud and Clear Laughter with One Man Two Guvnors

RossApril 6, 2020

What To Watch April 2nd To Take Away The Blues

Suzanna BowlingApril 2, 2020

Prayers For Nick Cordero Who Is Fighting For His Life

Suzanna BowlingApril 2, 2020

Broadway Brings Good News

Suzanna BowlingMarch 30, 2020

Sunday in the Park, Isolating with Mandy and Bernadette, While Overlooking the Isle of Toronto

RossMarch 29, 2020
Beth Malone, Fun Home,Michael Cerveris

What To Watch March 29th To Take Away The Blues

Suzanna BowlingMarch 29, 2020

Time To Laugh With Zach Timson

Suzanna BowlingMarch 26, 2020

Tony Awards Postphones

Suzanna BowlingMarch 26, 2020

Broadway Sings For Pride Video of the Day

Suzanna BowlingMarch 25, 2020