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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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)