Broadway.News: "Gypsy of the Year" Competition Renamed "Red Bucket Follies"

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ “Gypsy of the Year” competition has been renamed the “Red Bucket Follies.”

The name change comes after Actors’ Equity changed the name of the Gypsy Robe, given to longtime chorus members, to the Legacy Robe this past summer, due to the concerns about the insensitivity of the term “Gypsy,” which can be seen as derogatory toward the Roma people. Broadway Cares said it is changing the name of its 29-year-old event due to similar concerns about the connotation of the word. READ MORE