Photos: IDIOT, JACKSON, HAIR BEARS & More!; 2011 BROADWAY BEARS Now Taking Pre-Bids
Let the bidding begin on the cuddly chorus line of one-of-a-kind teddy bears that make up this year's cast of THE BROADWAY BEARS XIV. Each bear is meticulously outfitted in original, costumes handmade by Broadway's leading designers. Check out the amazingly crafted bears from American Idiot, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Hair, The Merchant of Venice, Pee Wee Herman's Playhouse, Phantom of the Opera and dozens more.
The Broadway Bears is an annual auction featuring a collection of 40 one-of-a-kind celebrity autographed teddy bears, each meticulously outfitted in original, handmade costume recreations based on the originals 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. In addition, noted designers such as Bob Mackie have created original bears for these auctions.
Proceeds go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS in order to support men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses.
Online bidding ends at 5 p.m. ET on Friday, March 4.
Tickets to the auction also are available by calling Broadway Cares at 212-840-0770, ext. 229.
To bid online, visit: https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/AuctionHome.action?auctionId=124753787
WICKED (signed by Carole Shelley)
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
AMERICAN IDIOT (signed by Billie Joe Armstrong & Etheridge)
BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (signed by Benjamin Walker)
CATS (signed by Anna McNeely)
HAIR - 2009 (signed by Kacie Sheik)
HAIRSPRAY (signed by Matthew Morrison)
INTO THE WOODS (signed by Bernadette Peters)
LA BETE - 2010 (signed by Rylance, Lumley & Hyde Pierce)
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
LEND ME A TENOR - 2010 (signed by Bartha, LaPaglia & Tucci)
MACK & MABEL (signed by Bernadette Peters)
MY FAIR LADY
MY ONE AND ONLY (signed by Tommy Tune)
OLIVER! (signed by Patti LuPone)
RENT (signed by Traci Thoms)
ROCK OF AGES (signed by Constantine Maroulis)
SHREK THE MUSICAL
SPAMALOT (signed by Hank Azaria)
SPECIAL LOT: THE Will Rogers FOLLIES
THE GIRL WHO CAME TO SUPPER
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
THE LION KING
THE LITTLE MERMAID (signed by Tituss Burgess)
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE - 2010 (signed by Al Pacino)
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (signed by Hal Prince)
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (signed by Sutton Foster)
TORCH SONG TRILOGY