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Nick Jonas, Audra McDonald, Jerry O'Connell, Raven-Symone Set for Easter Bonnet Competition logo
Nick Jonas
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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has announced the celebrity presenters, judges, and participants who will take part in the 26th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, to be held Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24 at the Minskoff Theatre.

The Easter Bonnet judges will include Broadway stars Nina Arianda, Adam Chanler-Berat, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Frank Wood, comedian Lisa Lampanelli, costume designer Carrie Robbins, United Airlines' senior vice president of corporate and government affairs Mark Anderson, and Stephanie Toups and Karen Walter, who won their spots with their bids at the 25th annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction in September. The judges will be introduced by Seminar stars Jerry O'Connell and Justin Long.

Stars also scheduled to appear include Rob Bartlett, Corbin Bleu, Stockard Channing, Gavin Creel, Nick Jonas, Jeremy Jordan, Stacy Keach, Ron Kunene, Judith Light, Rory O'Malley, Tshidi Manye, Lindsay Mendez, George Salazar, Raven-Symone, and Michael Urie.

During the Tuesday performance, the Easter Bonnet top fundraising and best presentation awards will be presented by Audra McDonald and Eric McCormack.

Norm Lewis will close the show with the Easter Bonnet anthem "Help is on the Way."

Productions scheduled to perform and present bonnets include Anything Goes, The Awesome 80s Prom, Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Death of a Salesman, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Once, Other Desert Cities, The Phantom of the Opera and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, with a special performance presented by Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares.

The Easter Bonnet Competition is the culmination of six weeks of fundraising by company members of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring productions. The 25 previous Easter Bonnet Competitions have raised more than $46 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.


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