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Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears

Broadway's cuddliest friends kicked off a new year with the 12th annual BROADWAY BEARS auction on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (237 West 42 St.), in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

40 one-of-a-kind BROADWAY BEARS - each dressed in original, handmade costumes representing some of the theater's most legendary performers and/or performances - were put up for auction.

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a photo preview of some of the wonderful creations-stay tuned for photo coverage of the actual auction coming soon right here on BroadwayWorld.com.

This year's BROADWAY BEARS auction celebrates its 12th year with a stellar cast of cele"bear"ties representing recent Broadway hits like A Chorus Line, A Man For All Seasons, Avenue Q, Billy Elliot: The Musical, Boeing-Boeing, Equus, Gypsy, Hairspray, In The Heights, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Legally Blonde, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Shrek The Musical, South Pacific, Spamalot, Spring Awakening, Wicked, Xanadu, Young Frankenstein, along with bears from Broadway classics like Beauty And The Beast, Camelot, Cats, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mame, My One and Only, Peter Pan, The Producers, The Sound of Music, Starlight Express, State Fair, West Side Story, The Who's Tommy, The Wiz, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown.

North American Bear Co., Inc. has again graciously donated the "bare" bears which were then handed over to top Broadway design teams who meticulously research, design, fit, sculpt, shoe, armor, hat, paint, dress, nip, tuck, tattoo, bejewel and feather the "bare" bears into true one-of-a-kind works of costumed theatrical art.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grants making organization. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes and other critical illnesses across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $150 million dollars for critically needed services for people with AIDS and other serious illnesses.

BC/EFA is the major supporter of seven programs at The Actors' Fund - including The AIDS Initiative, The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic at The Aurora in NYC, The Dancers' Resource and two supportive housing residences. BC/EFA also awards grants to over 400 AIDS and family service organizations yearly.

THE BROADWAY BEARS XII was sponsored by
The New York Times, Continental Airlines, North American Bear Co., Inc

For more information on BC/EFA visit the official website at www.BroadwayCares.org.

Photos by Genevieve Rafter-Keddy

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Broadway Bears XII

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Auctioneer-Lorna Kelly

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Host-Bryan Batt with the Forbidden Broadway Bear

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Michael Cerveris and The Who's Tommy Bear

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Michael Cerveris and The Who's Tommy Bear

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Michael Cerveris and The Who's Tommy Bear

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Beauty and The Beast-The Eggbeater Bear and Creator Zoe Morsette

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Phantom of the Opera Bear-He/She Masquerader and Creator Randy Carfagno

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Boeing-Boeing Bear

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Pater Pan Bear-Wendy Darling and creator Maryanne Oldenburg

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
West Side Story Bear-Bernardo

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Bernardo and creater Gloria J. Winer

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Camelot Bear-Merlyn and creator Adele Sciortino

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
My One and Only Bear-Edith Herbert and creator Diane Keeler

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Equus-Alan Strang and Nugget and creator Nicolas Putvinski

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
A Man for All Seasons-Sir Thomas Moore

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
South Pacific Bear-Nellie Forbush-creators Nicky Tobolski and Joshua Knopp

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Gypsy-Rose

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Xanadu Bear-Kira with creators Robin McGee and Ginger Robertson

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
The Little Mermaid-Ariel

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
The Producers-Tank Showgirl

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Spamalot-Sir Robin

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
The Sound of Music Bear - The Mother Abbess

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Billy Elliot:The Musical-Tommy Batchelor, Kiril Kulish, David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Annie Get Your Gun Bear-Annie Oakley-with tonights Auctioneer Lorna Kelly

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Bryan Batt and David Bologna

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Christopher Sieber and Shrek

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Irving Berlin's White Christmas Bear-Betty Haynes-and Kerry O'Malley

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Irving Berlin's White Christmas Bear-Betty Haynes-and creator Carrie Robbins and Kerry O'Malley

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Forbidden Broadway-Ethel Merman and Little Orphan Annie with creator Arnold S. Levine

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Forbidden Broadway-Ethel Merman and Little Orphan Annie with Christine Pedi

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Forbidden Broadway-Ethel Merman and Little Orphan Annie with Christine Pedi

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Bryan Batt and Christine Pedi catching up

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Bryan Batt and Christine Pedi

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Avenue Q. Bear-Christmas Eve with Ann Harada

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Avenue Q. Bear-Christmas Eve with Ann Harada

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Kerry O'Malley and Christopher Sieber

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
The Who's Tommy Bear with Donnie Kehr

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
The Who's Tommy Bear with Donnie Kehr

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
The Who's Tommy Bear with Donnie Kehr and Cori Gardner(Executive Producer) of The Who's Tommy Anniversary Show

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII -Preview of the Bears
Donnie Kehr, Christopher Sieber and Cori Gardner

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