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Easter Bonnet Competition

19 Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Quirky
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The 31st annual Easter Bonnet Competition is a spring fundraising tradition, a spectacular showcase of Broadway’s best performers and beautiful, handcrafted bonnets. More…

Performers from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring companies share unforgettable original skits, songs, and dances, as well as their unique bonnet designs, for two delightful afternoons at the Minskoff Theatre. Awards will be given for Best Presentation and Best Bonnet Design, and to the top fundraisers from the preceding six weeks. Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares.


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100
Clever, Delightful, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want to support the Ensemblists of the theater and Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids. All who participate donate their time and talent

Don't see it if You have no heart

91
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You're a true theatre geek this is one of those must see events. Overflowing with goodwill and theatre good spirits all for a good cause.

Don't see it if You support the orange traffic cone in the White House...this is not your crowd or your moment. You just don't get it anyway.

91
Delightful, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Great show put on by the cast of several Broadway shows. Phenomenal amounts of money raised for Broadway cares. A yearly must see !

Don't see it if If you only like dramas.

86
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Culturally significant

See it if you're a musical theater lover who's seen lots of shows - the 'inside jokes' will be appreciated; if you want to see stars in new settings.

Don't see it if you are looking for a plot or an actual Bway musical - it's a series of skits, most are very entertaining and funny; if you are a Trump fan!

82
Delightful, Profound, Quirky, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you enjoy the alteration/permutation of Broadway numbers, or Broadway stars and casts veering away from what they (currently) typically do

Don't see it if you dislike skits and songs about Donald Trump

82
Funny, Insipid, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you want a fun night out celebrating Broadway and a good cause.

Don't see it if it is the first night, they save the big star power for the finale

80
Funny, Clever, Delightful

See it if you love seeing the casts of all your favorite Broadway shows in fun and relevant skits.

Don't see it if you dislike political mockery.

80
Funny, Quirky, Resonant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to catch great performers doing something different to support a good cause. You like not knowing what to expect.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, speeches about worthy causes or quickly-pulled-together performances.

80
Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if You love Broadway and want to see the community together enjoying some fun. Bonnets are great! Nick and John as Gil and George were a treat.

Don't see it if You don't like parody. Felt long at times and the host speeches were not well written.

79
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Unusual

See it if you are interested in seeing Broadway performers take on a little extra for a good cause. Lively performances from very talented actors.

Don't see it if You have no interest in Broadway theater or don't want to support the actor's fund charities.

79
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you support BCEFA's cause.

Don't see it if you are not a theater fan.

Also I have attended every BCEFA Easter Bonnet Competition for the last 18 ... Read more Read less

76
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you love theatre and especially, the members of the ensemble who are the backbone of every production, you enjoy satire and incredible hats!

Don't see it if you secretly hope to see production numbers from your favorite Broadway shows and the idea of theatre and philanthropy doesn't interest you.

75
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy supporting the Arts, artists, and anyone & everyone who needs a little help! A fantastic tradition bringing Broadway together.

Don't see it if You have no empathy or expect a polished BWay production. The Bonnet is always a good time & bit of fun for the companies & audiences alike.

75
Funny, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy anti-trump material

Don't see it if You offended by profanity or by anti- trump material

70
Slow, Uneven, Lots of talent, Good cause

See it if you enjoy a revue. Some acts are strong, some aren't. Close to 2 hrs long. Last year's was better, but I still had fun. Good dancing/singing

Don't see it if you want a polished show. Many of the lyrics get lost. Conservatives will feel uncomfortable (NYC theater crowd was totally with them!)

69
Quirky, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you're a theater-lover and want to support the Broadway Cares community efforts, despite varying qualities of performances year to year

Don't see it if you're not involved/interested in the theater community, or if you're a sensitive conservative (this year-2017 got very political)

59
Disappointing, Slow

See it if you love the theatre and the talented entertainers.

Don't see it if you want to see a cohesive musical, not cast member from one musical singing songs made up from the tunes of "West Side Story".

78
Funny, Relevant, Slow, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You like musicals, parodies, variety shows.

Don't see it if You don't know a lot of Broadways and don't care for variety shows with political statements.

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Loved seeing the casts having fun together on stage for a great cause.

Don't see it if You're expecting a normal show!


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