Monday, April 25 & Tuesday, April 26
200 West 45th Street, NYC
The annual Easter Bonnet Competition will return this spring to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Performers from Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies will showcase their talents in song, dance and comedy, topped off by outstandingly creative bonnets hand-designed especially for the event.
The 2016 edition of Easter Bonnet Competition will again take over the Minskoff Theatre, currently the home of Disney's long-running hit The Lion King.
The two-day event will be held at 4:30 pm on April 25 and at 2 pm on April 26. Get tickets.
Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Easter Bonnet Competition celebrates six weeks of intensive fundraising efforts by dozens of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. Broadway Cares’ iconic red buckets started appearing at theatre exits March 11 and will continue through April 24. Two dozen Broadway shows have begun their appeals from the stage: Aladdin, An American in Paris, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, The Color Purple, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Disaster!, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, Hamilton, The Humans, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Les Misérables, The Lion King, Matilda The Musical, On Your Feet!, The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock - The Musical, She Loves Me, Something Rotten! and Wicked, as well as Off-Broadway's Avenue Q, The Robber Bridegroom, Sheer Madness and Trip of Love, with more still to come. Last year, 52 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions took part in the fundraising.
Last year's Easter Bonnet Competition raised a remarkable $4,711,386. Since 1987, the 29 editions of this highly anticipated annual event have brought in more than $63.3 million.