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Broadway Bets Poker Tournament Sets 2019 Date

The event is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Steve Martin from last year's Broadway Bets.
(© Daniel T. Gramkee)

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has announced that this year's Broadway Bets poker tournament will take place on Monday, May 13, at Sardi's.

Produced by and benefiting BC/EFA, Broadway Bets gives the theater community an opportunity to play in a friendly Texas Hold 'em tournament. Everybody is welcome and anyone can win. Prizes will be awarded to players who make the final table. Doors open for cocktails at 7:30pm, and tournament play begins at 8pm. All ticketing levels include hors d'oeuvres and an open bar.

Paul Libin, president emeritus of the BC/EFA Board of Trustees and executive vice president emeritus of Jujamcyn Theaters, and Robert E. Wankel, president and co-CEO of the Shubert Organization and president of the Broadway Cares Board of Trustees, serve as founding cochairs. Micah Hollingworth of BroadwAI, Mark Shacket of Foresight Theatrical, and Brett Sirota of the Road Company will return as tournament directors.

Last year's tournament raised $295,100, as Peter Pergola, chief operating officer of the Araca Group, bested Thomas M. Cerabino, chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, to win the title of Broadway Bets champion.