Kristin Chenoweth and Lin-Manuel Among Major Stars Announced for Broadway Easter Bonnet Competition

News   Kristin Chenoweth and Lin-Manuel Among Major Stars Announced for Broadway Easter Bonnet Competition
 
Stars have been announced for the upcoming 29th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition. Kristin Chenoweth, Gavin Creel, Andrea Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Helen Mirren and Matthew Morrison will join more than 200 of Broadway and Off-Broadway singers, dancers, actors and allied artists for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS event, which will be held April 20 at 4:30 PM and April 21 at 2 PM at the Minskoff Theatre, home to the Tony-winning musical The Lion King.

The Easter Bonnet Competition is a two-day event that celebrates six weeks of intensive fundraising efforts by Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions.

Performers from participating shows sing, dance and wear elaborate Easter bonnets made especially for the Competition. The winner of the Easter Bonnet Competition is the company that raises the most for BC/EFA in weeks of curtain-call fundraising that began March 6. Awards also are given for best bonnet design and best presentation.

Hosts, judges and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.

Last year's Easter Bonnet Competition raised $4,532,129. Since 1987 the 28 editions of this annual event have brought in more than $58 million.

Tickets are available now at broadwaycares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770, ext. 268. Tickets are $375 for VIP orchestra; $250 priority center orchestra; $130 side orchestra and front mezzanine; $50 rear side orchestra and middle mezzanine; and $30 rear mezzanine. Visit broadwaycares.org.

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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 theatre 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.

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