BC/EFA to Host 28th Annual EASTER BONNET COMPETITION at Minskoff Theatre, 4/21-22
The 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be held on Monday, April 21 (4:30 PM) and Tuesday, April 22 (2 PM) at the Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street, NYC), home to the long-running musical hit Disney's The Lion King.
The Easter Bonnet Competition (#bcefabonnets) is a two-day Broadway spectacular that celebrates six weeks of intensive fundraising efforts by Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring productions. Performers from participating shows sing, dance, and wear strikingly creative and elaborate Easter bonnets made especially for the event. The winner of the Easter Bonnet Competition will be the company that raises the most for BC/EFA. Awards also are given for best bonnet design and best presentation during the performances on April 21 and 22.
Hosts, judges, and special guests for this year's Easter Bonnet Competition will be announced in the coming weeks.
Last year's Easter Bonnet Competition raised $4,250,542. Since 1987, the 27 editions of this highly anticipated annual event have brought in more than $53 million.
Tickets for the Easter Bonnet Competition are available now at broadwaycares.org or by calling 212.840.0770, ext. 268. Tickets are $375 for VIP orchestra; $250 priority center orchestra; $130 side orchestra and front mezzanine; $50 rear side orchestra and middle mezzanine; and $30 rear mezzanine.
The Easter Bonnet Competition is generously sponsored by The New York Times and United Airlines.
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 $225 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.
Check out highlights from last year's edition below!