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Alan Cumming & Cabaret Kick Off Gypsy of the Year 2014

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The Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Gypsy of the Year collection season has just begun, and theatre companies in New York and across the country are getting ready to raise money. Watch Alan Cumming share why he and the cast of Cabaret come together to autograph hundreds of posters to raise support, just like along with the companies of Broadway’s Aladdin, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Kinky Boots, On The Town and many more. Collections for Gypsy of the Year will take place at Broadway, Ooff-Broadway and national touring productions across the country from October 24 through until December 7, 2014. After performances, cast members and volunteers will be holding Broadway Cares’ signature red buckets, collecting donations to help support for AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states. Broadway's best and brightest will then celebrate their efforts with join for two rousing, emotional and heart-pounding editions of the 26h Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition on Monday, December 8 and Tuesday, December 9 at Broadway’s New York City’s New Amsterdam Theatre. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $25025 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States. Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic. For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/BCEFA, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/BCEFA, watch us on YouTube at youtube.com/BCEFAtv, pin us on Pinterest at pinterest.com/BCEFA and tag us on Instagram at instagram.com/BCEFA.