How fun is this -- and what a huge amount of money raised for such a great cause!
Broadway Cares reports:
The 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, celebrating six weeks of fundraising by 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, raised a record-shattering $5,528,568, the largest grand total from either an Easter Bonnet Competition or Gypsy of the Year fundraising campaign in Broadway Cares history. The show featured a surprise performance by rock legend Stevie Nicks, two top awards for Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton, and more than 230 of the best actors, singers and dancers in New York. The staggering grand total was announced April 26, 2016, by Christian Borle, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jennifer Hudson following two afternoons of inspiring and creative performances at the Minskoff Theatre, home to Disney's at the Minskoff Theatre, home to Disney's The Lion King. The production featured 17 extravagant, handmade bonnets presented by some of Broadway’s most popular shows.