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Date Set for Fourth Annual Broadway Bets Poker Tournament

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

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David Schwimmer (left) and Michael Cera at last year's Broadway Bets.
(© Daniel T. Gramkee)

Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS has announced the date for this year's Broadway Bets, Broadway's official poker tournament. The fourth annual event will take place on Monday, May 14, at Sardi's Restaurant.

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 for Broadway Bets open for cocktails at 7:30pm; 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 recently retired executive vice president 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 Jujamcyn Theaters, Mark Shacket of Foresight Theatrical, and Brett Sirota of the Road Company will return as tournament directors.

Last year's tournament raised $286,900 as Broadway fan Ken Ruck bested actor, writer, and musician Steve Martin and fellow fan Joan Siegel to win the title of Broadway Bets champion.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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