Stevie Nicks Surprises ‘School of Rock' Audience with Curtain Call Performance

Stevie Nicks surprised the audience at Broadway’s "School of Rock" Tuesday night with a curtain call performance of Fleetwood Mac’s hit song "Rhiannon" backed by the show’s pint-sized rock band.

The crowd at the Winter Garden Theatre leapt to their feet upon the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s entrance, and remained there as Nicks praised the young musicians.

"To be in the presence of these kids that are so amazing that honestly sometimes I close my eyes and I’m not sure that it’s not Fleetwood Mac," she said. "It’s very trippy. They are so good."

This wasn’t Nicks’ first trip to the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. The Grammy-winning singer attended opening night back in December, and her songs were used in the 2003 film starring Jack Black that served as a basis for the Broadway act.

Nicks performed to help raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, an organization that provides financial support for people living with AIDS, HIV and HIV-related diseases, among other things.

"That little bit of extra money...donate it to that cause because it’s important," Nicks told the crowd. "It’s the right thing to do."

Earlier on Tuesday, Nicks performed "Rihiannon" during the 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, which celebrates the six weeks of fundraising for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS by 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies.

In total this year, a record-breaking $5,528,568 was raised for the organization.

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