The 28th annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition raised an all-time record $4,532,129 in six weeks of nightly curtain-call appeals. That total eclipsed the $4.25 million previous record set one year ago. The number was revealed at the April 22 performance of skits, songs, dances and giant hats that make up the unique fundraiser-show, at the Minskoff Theatre.
This year’s top fundraising award went to the national tour of The Book of Mormon (Latter Day Company), which raised a stunning $405,009, nearly one tenth of this year’s total for 57 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring shows.
In addition, the Jumamosi Company was the second runner-up for tour fundraiser, and the Broadway company raised the fourth-highest amount on Broadway. Congratulations to all!
Washington theatre celebrated its highest honors for achievement at the 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards tonight, April 21, 2014 at the National Building Museum. Scroll down for the full list of winners!
Congratulations to Samantha Ware and Chris O’Neill, who nabbed awards for Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Visiting Production and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Visiting Production! And to the entire first national tour, for winning Outstanding Visiting Production.
David Larsen will be singing the national anthem before the Dodgers-Phillies game on Monday, April 21!
The chances of David Larsen’s fellow Broadway cast members knowing where he’s from are slim. Their first introduction to his hometown is often when he wears his Hillsboro Hops baseball T-shirt.
“People really get a kick out of the mascot,” Larsen laughed, referring to Barley “the Hop” and Oregon’s craft-brewing fame.
Cast last year as Elder Price in the traveling version of the Broadway satire, “The Book of Mormon,” Larsen’s career has brought him full circle, from the stages of Hilhi to New York — where he has spent a majority of the last 12 years – and back now to the West Coast.
Huge cheers to Nick Spangler, former swing and current Elder Neeley, who went on as Elder McKinley at last night’s understudy-palooza performance on Broadway (April 15, 2014). It was his first time — and even more incredibly, not a role he has ever covered. Congratulations, Nick!
The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has announced a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins April 29, 2014 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and plays a limited two- week engagement through May 11, 2014. The Book of Mormon is part of the Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series.
The production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece.
The Book of Mormon will play Boise from July 21 to 26, 2015.