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Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears 2008

The 11th Annual Broadway Bears auction, presented by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, was held Sunday, February 17 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on West 42nd Street.

Each year, "Broadway Bears: A Costumed Teddy Bear Auction" is a much-anticipated BC/EFA event, this year featuring over 40 specially-designed bears (often using actual material from their respective Broadway productions, and autographed by the stars).

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) is the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fund raising and grant making organization. BC/EFA is the on-going, committed response from the American theater community to an urgent worldwide health crisis. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of this community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes across the United States. Since it's founding in 1988, BC/EFA has distributed over $100 million for critically needed services for people with AIDS, HIV, or HIV-related illnesses.

Visit www.broadwaycares.org for more information.
CLICK HERE for the Broadway Bears 2008 Collection!

Photos by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Welcome to Broadway Bears 2008

Fantine Bear of Les Miserables

The Centaur Bear of Xanadu

Cyrano de Bergerac Bear

Marion Paroo of The Music Man

Georgia Hendricks of Curtains

Jose Llana of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with Chip Tolentino

Baroness Bomburst of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Terk of Tarzan

Maureen Johnson Bear of Rent

Alice Beane Bear of Titanic

Sunday in the Park with George

Host Bryan Batt with Ursula of The Little Mermaid

Kiss of the Spider Woman


Sarah of Ragtime

Lisa Lambert (lyricist) with The Drowsy Chaperone Bear

Troy Britton Johnson with The Drowsey Chaperone Bear

Penelope Pennywise of Urinetown

Mr. Bojangles Bear of Fosse

Deena Jones Bear from Dreamgirls

Noel Noblitt, the designer of Gaston from Beauty and the Beast

Gaston from Beauty and the Beast


Celie of The Color Purple

Stephanie J. Block of Wicked with Elphaba

Pumbaa from The Lion King

Pumbaa from The Lion King

Jack Jefferson from The Great White Hope

Liliane LaFleur of Nine

John Darling of Peter Pan

Maria of West Side Story

Peter Gregus and Sebastian Arcelus of Jersey Boys with the Frankie Valli Bear

Frankie Valli Bear of Jersey Boys

Pump Boys and Dinettes

Moritz Bear of Spring Awakening

Elle Woods Bear of Legally Blonde

Sir Robin Bear of Spamalot

Brionna McMahon, creator of the Sir Robin Bear from Spamalot

Sandy Bear of Grease with designer

Bert Bear of Mary Poppins

The Pirate Queen Bear

Linda Balgord and Stephanie J. Block present The Pirate Queen

Young Max from How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Nancy Palmatier, designer of Young Max

The Monster from Young Frankenstein

The Bad Idea Bears of Avenue Q

Angela Arden of Die Mommie Die!

Lolly Totero, creator of Nala from The Lion King

Focus on the beadwork on the back of Nala

Galadriel from the West End's The Lord of the Rings

Victor/Victoria Special Lot Julie Andrews Doll

Stephanie J. Block and Sebastian Arcelus

Sarah Gettelfinger and Nikki Renee Daniels

John Treacy Egan, Christine Pedi and Michael Lavine

Christine Pedi

John Treacy Egan and Christine Pedi

John Treacy Egan and Christine Pedi

Jennifer Smith presents the Les Miserables Bear

Andre Ward (Xanadu) and Bryan Batt

Sarah Gettelfinger, Bryan Batt and Gertrude McFuzz from Seussical, The Musical

Bryan Batt and Gertrude

Peter Gregus and Bryan Batt with Cyrano de Bergerac

Mike McGowan and the Curtains Bear

Bryann Batt and Nala

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Host Bryan Batt and Auctioneer Lorna Kelly

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