Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!

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The 26th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition raised $3,677,855, the result of six weeks of intensive fundraising for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS by 51 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. The grand total was announced Tuesday at this year's Easter Bonnet Competition, which ended in two shows featuring original presentations, songs, dances and 18 elaborate, custom-made bonnets. Check out day one of the festivies below and stay tuned for day two coming soon!

Since the Easter Bonnet Competition began in 1987, the event has raised more than $49 million for Broadway Cares.  The company of The Lion King took top honors for bonnet presentation while Mary Poppins was runner up.

The special award for bonnet design was given to Mamma Mia!. The winning bonnet was created by Glen Russo, Rodd Sovar, Monica KapoorDon LawrenceLisa Brescia, and John Maloney. The Easter Bonnet Competition, directed this year by Kristin Newhouse, is the culmination of spring fundraising efforts for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS by company members of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions. This year’s top fundraising award went to The Book of Mormon, which raised $286,725.

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 $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States. Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 400 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

Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
The opening number

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Titus Burgess and the Bonnets

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Titus Burgess

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Chicago

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Chicago

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Chicago

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Chicago

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Mary Poppins

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Camille Mancuso and Tyler Merna of MARY POPPINS

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Noah Marlowe and Annie Baltic of MARY POPPINS

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Annie Baltic of MARY POPPINS

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Kara Oates of MARY POPPINS

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Mary Poppins

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Michael Urie, Nick Jonas and Rob Bartlett

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Mamma Mia

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Mamma Mia

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Mamma Mia

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Nick Jonas, Rob Bartlett and Michael Urie

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
The Lion King

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
The Lion King

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
The Book of Mormon

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Maia Nkenge Wilson of The Book of Mormon

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
George Salazar, Corbin Bleu and Lindsay Mendez

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
John Glover

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Once

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
National Tour Presentation

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
National Tour Presentation

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Jersey Boys

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Jersey Boys

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Jersey Boys

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Rory O'Malley and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Dancers Responding to Aids

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Dancers Responding to Aids

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Dancers Responding to Aids

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Dancers Responding to Aids

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
The Phantom of the Opera

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
The Phantom of the Opera

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Spider Man

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Spider Man

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Anything Goes

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Anything Goes

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Julie Halston

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Ann Harada and Avenue Q

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Avenue Q

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Avenue Q

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Awesome 80's Prom

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Wade Dooley

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Porgy and Bess

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Porgy and Bess

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Jeremy Jordan and Raven-Symone'

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
The Opening Number

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
Linda Balgord

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
The Opening Number

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!
The Opening Number

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition - Day 1!

 

 

 

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