Maroulis, Bleu, Urie, Glover, Kimball, Molina and More to Appear at Easter Bonnet Competition

News   Maroulis, Bleu, Urie, Glover, Kimball, Molina and More to Appear at Easter Bonnet Competition
 
Montego Glover, Chad Kimball, Constantine Maroulis, Corbin Bleu, Michael Urie, Beth Leavel and Jenn Cody are among the Broadway stars who will participate in the 24th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition at the Minskoff Theatre April 26 and 27.
Corbin Bleu
Corbin Bleu Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The rotating hosts for the event include Kimball (Memphis), Tony nominee Maroulis (Rock of Ages), Bleu (In the Heights), Urie (The Temperamentals), Dylan Baker (God of Carnage), Colman Domingo (A Boy and His Soul), Tony nominee Jan Maxwell (Lend Me A Tenor), Michael Mulheren (Looped), Laura Osnes (South Pacific) and Loretta Ables Sayre (South Pacific).

Judges for the April 26 presentation include Cody (Shrek), Tony winner Leavel (Mamma Mia!), Tony winner Katie Finneran (Promises, Promises), Laura Michelle Kelly (Mary Poppins), Alfred Molina (Red), Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime, Man of La Mancha), Local One president James Claffey Jr. and designer Chris March (“Project Runway,” Arias With a Twist).

Introducing the judges will be Million Dollar Quartet cast members Hunter Foster, Levi Kreis and Elizabeth Stanley.

Original Ziegfeld Follies Girl Doris Eaton Travis will make a special appearance, and Memphis' star Glover will perform the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS anthem "Help Is On the Way."

Among the productions scheduled to create a bonnet and offer a unique performance are Billy Elliot, Dancers Responding to AIDS, Fela!, In the Heights, La Cage Aux Folles, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet, My Trip Down The Pink Carpet, Next Fall, The Phantom of the Opera, R.Evolución Latina, South Pacific, Wicked and Zero Hour. The East Bonnet Competition will be held April 26 at 4:30 PM and April 27 at 2 PM.

For tickets visit Broadwaycares or call (212) 840-0770, ext. 268. The Minskoff Theatre is located in Manhattan at 200 West 45th Street.

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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.

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