Kim Cattrall, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Radcliffe, et al. Set for Gypsy of the Year
Hugh Jackman, Bernadette Peters, Daniel Radcliffe will present the competition's fundraising awards on December 5.
Celebrity presenters scheduled to appear at both shows include Nick Adams, Danny Burstein, Russell Fischer, Beth Leavel, Judith Light, Michele Mais, Jan Maxwell and Patrick Page.
Judges include Stephanie J. Block, Jeff Calhoun, Kim Cattrall, Nikki M. James, Paul Libin and Tony Sheldon. Also joining the panel are Stephanie Toups and Karen Walter, who both won judging spots at the 26th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction in September.
As previously reported, the original Broadway cast of Grease will reunite for a special 40-year anniversary tribute during the show's opening number. Among the participating stars are Barry Bostwick (Danny), Carole Demas (Sandy), Adrienne Barbeau (Betty Rizzo), Alan Paul (Teen Angel/Johnny Casino) and Walter Bobbie (Roger). Also joining the opening number reunion are original cast members Don Billett (Vince Fontaine), James Canning (Doody), Daniel Douglas (Burger Palace Boy), Katie Hanley (Marty), Tom Harris (Eugene), Ilene Kristen (Patty Simcox), Joy Rinaldi (Pink Lady) and Mews Small (Frenchy).
Among the shows scheduled to perform at Gypsy of the Year are The Addams Family, Anything Goes, The Awesome 80s Prom, Billy Elliot, Chicago, Follies, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Memphis, Naked Boys Singing, NEWSical the Musical, The Phantom of the Opera, Silence! The Musical, Sister Act and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the event is the culmination of six weeks of intensive fundraising by Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. It's also a sensational display of the most talented singers and dancers in the chorus of shows, known as "gypsies." Awards are presented to the top fundraisers and for the best presentation during the two performances. This year's Gypsy of the Year will again be hosted by Broadway personality Seth Rudetsky.