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Gypsy of the Year
Every Person in New York
Poll: Staying in NYC

When they held the first Gypsy of the Year show in 1989, they raised $70,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. And every year since then, in the late fall, performers have encouraged donations at the exit doors of Broadway, off-Broadway and touring productions. This project has now raised more than $72.7 million.

The culmination of the drive is two enormously entertaining matinee shows at which gypsies (the affectionate nickname for Broadway's itinerant dancers and singers) get the spotlight. Awards are given for the best performance and for the shows that have raised the most money.

If you want to see one of the 29th annual Gypsy of the Year shows, they'll take place at the New Amsterdam Theatre, Monday, December 4, 4:30pm and Tuesday, December 5 at 2pm. Tickets start at $30.

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for more at Jason's site and his book Every Person in New York.


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