On Monday, April 26 and Tuesday, April 27, BC/EFA hosted the 24th ANNUAL EASTER BONNET COMPETITION. This year, the competition raised an impressive $3,265,700 by the 64 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway, and National Tour companies benefiting Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. Since it began in 1987, the 23 editions of the EASTER BONNET COMPETITION have raised over $42 million for BC/EFA. BroadwayWorld brings you the official video of the event, including interviews and clips of the most talked-about numbers. (more...)
Doris Eaton Travis, the one-time Ziegfeld Follies star (and last surviving Ziegfeld girl), who was still kicking at the age of 106 at this year's Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnnet competition on April 26-27, has passed away this morning. Here's a look at her in this year's 'Gaga for Broadway' opening number from The 24th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition (April 2010) featuring a giant bonnet designed by Project Runway finalist Chris March, 50 Broadway singers and dancers and the 106 year old former Ziegfeld Follies girl. The Easter Bonnet Competition is Broadways annual spring event, a celebration of song, dance, sketches and highly architectural headgear benefiting Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.
Hey there! Lourds Lane again! As you know, the cast of CHIX 6 is in rehearsal now for our developmental run at the Queens Theatre in the Park. Next year, it's Broadway... and I've never been busier in my life. (more...)
Whazzup,folks? It's Lourds Lane here again- the book/music/lyrics writer of the rock musical, CHIX 6. This month, we will begin our limited 5 week run at the Queens Theatre in the Park from September 27 to October 30 before we head to Broadway in 2012! (more...)
It takes a lot to get me to below 42nd Street, but this weekend, the treck down to the Abrons Arts Center was worth it - and then some! Our evening began with one of the best New York city meals that I've ever had, at the uber-hip Beauty & Essex on the Lower East Side with amazing sharing plates of delicious food prepared by chef Chris Santos (also of the equally wonderful Stanton Social restaurant). The cocktails weren't bad either. After being extremely well fed, with spot-on service and unexpected glamour we made our way on over to the Abrons Arts Center, just a few blocks away, for a night to remember.
On the upcoming episode of Bravo TV's new hit fashion series MAD FASHION, Chris March and his design team accept the challenge to create a look for the Queen of NY Nightlife, Susanne Bartsch. (more...)
In tonight's episode of MAD FASHION on Bravo entitled, 'Let Them Eat Cake', Chris March turns back the clock to create a one-of-a-kind Marie Antoinette dress for Tracy Stern, owner of the ultra-chic Salon Tea, for her Victorian-themed fundraiser at the National Arts Club. Famous for her 'Chari-tea' parties, Tracy has come to Chris and his team to create a look that will both impress the court and dazzle the press. (more...)
On tonight's episode of MAD FASHION on Bravo entitled, 'Wonderdog', Chris March and his team are taking fashion to the dogs when television host Maria Sansone wants to be transformed into a 1950s housewife for Animal Fair Magazine's annual Paws for Style fashion show. (more...)
On the season finale of MAD FASHION, Chris March gets an opportunity he has only dreamed about - a chance to design for the Met Ball. Chris creates a one-of-a-kind outfit for Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen as she makes her first trip to the fashion world's premiere event. (more...)