PHOTO CALL: Brian d'Arcy James Sings 'Help Is on the Way' for Easter Bonnet

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Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Sweet Smell of Success' Brian d'Arcy James sang the Broadway Cares anthem, "Help Is on the Way" at the April 23 Easter Bonnet competition at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

In 2002, the Easter Bonnet competition raised $1,826,392 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Mamma Mia! raised the most money — $162,037 — with Mamma Mia! (as in the first national tour) was first runner-up with $140,077. This was the first time a national tour placed in the Easter Bonnet competition. Oher top fundraisers were Rent ($97,568), The Lion King ($89,548) and The Phantom of the Opera ($84,433). Metamorphoses was the play champion ($102,209), while Naked Boys Singing took home the Off-Broadway prize with $17,605.

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