The Broadway community brought in the most it has ever raised for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids as part of the Gypsy of the Year competition, with a total of $5,609,211.
That total was announced Tuesday after performances for the Gypsy of the Year competition, with “Dear Evan Hansen” taking the top fundraising honor with $555,196. “Hello, Dolly!” and “Hamilton” followed, bringing in $505,869 and $291,091 respectively in the six weeks the shows have been raising money for the cause.
“Hamilton” also took top honors among touring companies with its Angelica tour bringing in $536,777, which is the most ever raised for this competition by a national tour.
“Come From Away” came in fourth place with $241,382, and won the competition for best onstage presentation. “The Play That Goes Wrong” brought in the highest amount for a Broadway play, with $67,099.
The money raised goes to BCEFA, which supports social programs at The Actors Fund, including its HIV/AIDS Initiative, The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. It also awards annual grants to AIDS and family service organizations across the U.S.