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BC/EFA Announces 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition

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28TH ANNUAL
EASTER BONNET COMPETITION
SET FOR MONDAY, APRIL 21 & TUESDAY, APRIL 22

PRODUCED BY AND BENEFITING
BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS

TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY
AT THE MINSKOFF THEATRE (200 WEST 45TH STREET)

The 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be held on Monday, April 21 (4:30 PM) and Tuesday, April 22 (2 PM) at the Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street, NYC), home to the long-running musical hit Disney’s The Lion King.

The Easter Bonnet Competition(#bcefabonnets) is a two-day Broadway spectacular that celebrates six weeks of intensive fundraising efforts by Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring productions. Performers from participating shows sing, dance, and wear strikingly creative and elaborate Easter bonnets made especially for the event. The winner of the Easter Bonnet Competition will be the company that raises the most for BC/EFA. Awards also are given for best bonnet design and best presentation during the performances on April 21 and 22.

Hosts, judges, and special guests for this year's Easter Bonnet Competition will be announced in the coming weeks.

Last year's Easter Bonnet Competition raised $4,250,542. Since 1987, the 27 editions of this highly anticipated annual event have brought in more than $53 million.

Tickets for the Easter Bonnet Competition are available now at broadwaycares.org or by calling 212.840.0770, ext. 268. Tickets are $375 for VIP orchestra; $250 priority center orchestra; $130 side orchestra and front mezzanine; $50 rear side orchestra and middle mezzanine; and $30 rear mezzanine.

The Easter Bonnet Competition is generously sponsored by The New York Times andUnited Airlines.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $225 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.

For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/BCEFA, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/BCEFA, watch us on YouTube at youtube.com/BCEFAtv, and pin us on Pinterest at pinterest.com/BCEFA.

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Andrew C. McGibbon

 

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell

 

 

 

Website: www.facebook.com/andrewmcgibbon