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Easter Bonnet Competition Announces Participating Shows and Dates

The annual event is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. logo
A scene from the 2017 Easter Bonnet Competition, presented by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
(© Matthew Stocke)

The theater community has been fervently signing posters, programs, and props in preparation for the six weeks of dedicated fundraising that begin tonight and culminate in the 32nd Annual Easter Bonnet Competition (#BroadwayBonnets) on Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24. The event is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition will take place April 23 and April 24 at the Minskoff Theatre, home to The Lion King.

The Easter Bonnet Competition is the annual theater community celebration that ends six weeks of intensive fundraising efforts by dozens of Broadway, off-Broadway, and national touring productions. In addition to singing, dancing, and comedic skits, participating shows present creative and elaborate Easter bonnets created especially for the event. Awards will be presented to the best presentation and best bonnet design across both performances as well as to the companies that raise the most money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The fundraising efforts begin today, March 9, at shows including Aladdin, Once on This Island, The Lion King, and Wicked, where casts, crews, and other volunteers will accept audience members' donations following performances. Next week, productions including Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Hamilton, and Dear Evan Hansen join in. More shows will be added throughout the six-week campaign.

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