PHOTO CALL: Those Beautiful Bonnets: Metamorphoses, Beauty and the Beast

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Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Oh, those beautiful bonnet men. Metamorphoses used their famous wading pool for their theme at the Easter bonnet competition, while family show Beauty and the Beast mocked the Lunt-Fontanne's location — right next to the gay strip club, the Gaiety.

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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