26th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Will Play the Minskoff in April

News   26th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Will Play the Minskoff in April The 26th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition — benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS — will be presented at the Minskoff Theatre, currently the home of Disney's The Lion King.

The two-day spectacular will be held April 23 at 4:30 PM and April 24 at 2 PM.

The competition will feature the companies of various Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring productions, who will offer skits, songs and/or dances as well as a bonnet created specially for the event.

A benefit for BC/EFA, the Easter Bonnet Competition ends a six-week period of intensive fundraising by the assorted Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Curtain speeches, autographed posters and program sales, auctions and cabaret performances are all part of the fundraising effort, which brings in hundreds of thousands of dollars. The company that raises the most funds for BC/EFA will be awarded a prize at the Easter Bonnet Competition. A second prize will be awarded to the company with the best bonnet design and presentation. Additional awards will be presented to the Broadway play, national tour and Off-Broadway production raising the most money.

The 25 previous editions of the Easter Bonnet Competition have raised more than $46 million for BC/EFA.

Hosts, judges and special guests for the Easter Bonnet Competition will be announced in the coming weeks. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fund-raising and grant-making organization.

Tickets prices follow: $350 for VIP orchestra; $200 priority center orchestra; $120 side orchestra and front mezzanine; $40 rear side orchestra and middle mezzanine; and $20 rear mezzanine. Tickets are available now at broadwaycares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770, ext. 268.

The Minskoff Theatre is located in Manhattan at 200 West 45th Street.

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