Ann Harada, Marin Mazzie, and Seth Rudetsky in the opening number of the 2013 Easter Bonnet Competition, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
(© David Gordon)

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has announced that the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition will be held on April 21 and 22 at the Minskoff Theatre.

The Easter Bonnet Competition is the culmination of six weeks of intensive fundraising efforts by Broadway, off-Broadway, and national touring productions. During the competition, 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 is the company that raises the most for BC/EFA, but awards also are given for best bonnet design and best presentation.

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. For more information about that event, click here.

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 theater 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.