Photo Flash: Bidding For Good: Broadway Bears

BROADWAY BEARS is an auction featuring a cuddly chorus line of one-of-a-kind teddy bears, each meticulously outfitted in original, handmade costumes by Broadway's leading costume designers and representing memorable characters from plays and musicals, past and present. The skill and imagination devoted to the creation of these coveted collectibles has been recognized worldwide, from The Museum of The City of New York - where 10 bear alumni reside as part of the permanent costume collection - to media acclaim as far away as England and Japan.

Noted designers such as Bob Mackie have created original bears for these auctions. Many of The bears are signed by the stars they're modeled after and who wore the human-sized costume and put up for auction to raise money for BC/EFA. The bears are donated by The North American Bear Company.

BROADWAY CARES / EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS is the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-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 $170 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, The Dancers' Resource and three supportive housing residences. BC/EFA also awards annual grants to over 400 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide. For more information visit: www.BroadwayCares.org

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

To bid on the bears visit: http://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Browse.action?categoryId=103342975&auctionId=103339440

Photo Flash: Bidding For Good: Broadway Bears

Photo Flash: Bidding For Good: Broadway Bears
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1936, Fanny Brice as BABY SNOOKS, Signed by: Liza Minnelli

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, IGOR, Signed by: Christopher Fitzgerald and Mel Brooks

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XANADU, SONNY MALONE, Signed by: Cheyenne Jackson

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Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher, Signed by: Carrie Fisher

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WICKED, CHISTERY

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VICTOR/VICTORIA, VICTORIA GRANT, Signed by: Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards

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THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, MUZZY VAN HOSSMERE, Signed by: Sheryl Lee Ralph

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SUGAR, JOE, Signed by: Tony Roberts

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SPAMALOT, THE LADY OF THE LAKE, Signed by: Marin Mazzie

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SOUTH PACIFIC, BLOODY MARY, Signed by: Loretta Ables Sayre

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SHREK THE MUSICAL, LORD FARQUAAD, Signed by: Christopher Sieber

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THE ROYAL FAMILY, FANNY CAVENDISH, Signed by: RoseMary Harris

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ROCK OF AGES, DREW, Signed by: Constantine Maroulis

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RENT, Roger Davis, Signed by: Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp

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PETER PAN, NANA, Signed by: Cathy Rigby

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MY ONE AND ONLY, MISS CHIQUITA BANANA, Signed by: Tommy Tune

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MERLIN, THE QUEEN, Signed by: Chita Rivera

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MARY POPPINS, MARY POPPINS, Signed by: Ashley Brown

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M. BUTTERFLY, SONG LILING, Signed by: B.D. Wong and John Lithgow

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LIZA’S AT THE PALACE, Liza Minnelli, Signed by: Liza Minnelli

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THE LION KING, JUNGLE FLORA, Signed by: Julie Taymor

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LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Tonner Doll), ALBIN as ZAZA, Signed by: Harvey Fierstein

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L’IL ABNER, STUPEFYIN’ JONES, Signed by: Julie Newmar

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JOURNEY’S END, LIEUT. OSBORNE, Signed by: Boyd Gaines

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Photo Flash: Bidding For Good: Broadway Bears
Irving Berlin’S WHITE CHRISTMAS, BETTY HAYNES

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HAIR, BERGER, Signed by: Will Swenson, Gavin Creel and Michael McDonald

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GISELLE, MYRTA-QUEEN OF THE WILIS, Signed by: Veronika Part

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FINIAN’S RAINBOW, OG, Signed by: Christopher Fitzgerald and Toni-Leslie James

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FELA!, EGUNGUN, Signed by: Bill T. Jones

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EXIT THE KING, KING BERENGER, Signed by: Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon, Lauren Ambrose, AndRea Martin, William Sadler and Brian Hutchinson

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THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Janet Van De Graaff, Signed by: Sutton Foster

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DESTRY RIDES AGAIN, DESTRY, Signed by: Andy Griffith

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CURTAINS, CARMEN BERNSTEIN, Signed by: John Kander

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CHICAGO, VELMA KELLY, Signed by: Chita Rivera and John Kander

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CATS, GRIDDLEBONE, Signed by: Betty Buckley

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BLITHE SPIRIT, MADAME ARCATI, Signed by: Angela Lansbury

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BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL, MRS. WILKINSON, Signed by: Elton John, Haydn Gwynne and Stephen Daldry

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BEATLEMANIA, Paul McCartney

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A STEADY RAIN, JOEY and DENNY, Signed by: Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman

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A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, DESIREE ARMFELDT, Signed by: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stephen Sondheim

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A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD, A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE, USHERETTE/GINO, Signed by: Priscilla Lopez and Tommy Tune

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A CHORUS LINE, CASSIE, Signed by: Donna McKechnie

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9 TO 5, DORALEE RHODES, Signed by: Dolly Parton

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33 VARIATIONS, Ludwig van Beethoven, Signed by: Jane Fonda and Zach Grenier

Photo Flash: Bidding For Good: Broadway Bears



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