Chita Rivera, Carol Lawrence, and numerous cast members from the original Broadway production of West Side Story will reunite at the annual Gypsy of the Year competition, to take place at 4:30pm on December 17 and 2pm on December 18 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. It will be hosted by Jackie Hoffman, Mary Testa, and Bob Saget.
Also on hand from the show’s 1957 cast will be Mickey Callan (Riff), Ken LeRoy (Bernardo), Jamie Sanchez (Chino), Reri Grist (Consuelo), and Genii Charnin, Harvey Evans, Marilyn D’Honau, Alan Johnson, Gene Gavin, Ronnie Lee, George Marcy, Liane Plane, Martin Charnin, Grover Dale, Bill Guske, Ed Kressley, Sandy Leeds, Tony Mordente, Carole D’Andrea, Frances Davis, Lowell Harris, Julie Oser-McLeod, Noel Schwartz, and Gina Tricones.
The show’s opening number, which will recreate the original Jerome Robbins choreography for West Side Story, is being staged and directed by Joshua Bergasse with musical direction by Ben Cohn
Tickets range from $20-$350, and all proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. To order, call 212-840-0770, ext. 268 or visit www.Broadwaycares.org.