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Posted by musicman_bwayfan 2012-10-24 15:14:13


Hi guys,

It's BCEFA time again. I'm wondering what shows have started participating and who's selling what.

I know I saw people leaving EVITA and ROCK OF AGES with stuff the other day (some shows started last weekend but most are starting this week or next week).

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-10-24 15:16:04


I'm volunteering and have been assigned to Jersey Boys, Once, Starcatcher and Mamma Mia this week, but I don't know which other shows are participating.

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2012-10-24 16:40:18


I just got out of BRING IT ON and they were selling signed windowcards for $50 along with photos with the cast members for $10 each.

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Posted by WalkinglnSpace 2012-10-24 17:40:51


Lizzie, do you know what they are selling at Once?

Also, sorry if this question is dumb, but do shows in previews (Ex: The Heiress) participate in BC/EFA Collections?

Thanks!

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Posted by frogs_fan85 2012-10-24 17:52:30


Generally shows that are in previews do not participate, but they may once they open.

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Posted by tphiliboy152 2012-10-24 18:15:54


Does anyone know how long the collection season is? Will they still be doing it around mid November?

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-10-24 18:34:29


Sorry, I don't know what they're selling at Once. When I volunteered earlier this year, I think it was only signed posters, but I could be wrong. (I was doing buckets only.)

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Posted by Plum 2012-10-24 19:09:34


No special auctions at the Wilma's Perestroika - just the standard buckets - but I have no idea if that's a thing in Philadelphia as well as New York.

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Posted by jjuhrend 2012-10-24 19:12:53


I was stationed Once earlier this week. In the lobby we just had signed posters and Carols for a Cure CDs, but I think there were more items at the bar. I heard people talking about guitar strings?

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Posted by musicman_bwayfan 2012-10-24 21:29:36


Jordan Catalano: were the BRING IT ON posters the touring poster (which were at the flea market and really incomplete and maybe had 15 signatures) or the current Broadway cast poster at the St. James? Was it fully signed (there are 35 in the cast)? Thanks!

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Posted by rosscoe(au) 2012-10-24 22:54:50


Book Of Mormon last Friday night in LA.

1500 for a cast meet and greet which had other goodies with it

100 for a signed company poster

20 for a bag

The cast in the foyer taking photos after the show

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Posted by wdwfreak 2012-10-25 00:11:18


Evita tonight started to auction. It was for a backstage visit with Ricky Martin, a picture with him, and a signed handkerchief used in the show. Tonight went for $2500 to 2 people.

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Posted by secondstar2theright 2012-10-25 00:34:01


Until when does this usually last? Is it only through the holidays?

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Posted by loliveve 2012-10-25 01:14:18


It lasts until Gypsy of the Year, which is in early December.

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Posted by ClumsyDude15 2012-10-25 04:03:18


To the poster who asked about the Bring It On posters - the tour posters were being sold for twenty while the Broadway posters were being sold for fifty. I didn't really look at them signature wise, but I think they may be the same posters from the Flea Market, but don't quote me on that.

I donated ten and took a photo with Taylor Louderman and Nikki Bohne (who was on for Kate Rockwell).

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Posted by sbflyfan 2012-10-25 07:25:56


The "Mary Poppins" tour:

- Poster signed by the company
- "Spoonful Of Sugar" hand-made ornaments
- Cast-designed cookbook/coloring book
- $500 for a backstage tour, and you get one of each item above, plus an umbrella signed by the company.

You could also get your picture taken with Bert and Mary in the lobby for $10.

Side note: Those Banks children are very 'enthusiastic' when it comes to yelling out what items are available, and asking for donations!! hehe

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-10-25 08:18:11


The BoM tour is also selling aprons for $20 each.

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Posted by musicman_bwayfan 2012-10-27 19:29:35


**bump**

Any updates?

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Posted by roseaddams 2012-10-27 20:09:12


Last night in LA the Book of Mormon tour was giving out posters for $60 donations.

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-10-27 23:10:14


Jersey Boys (Broadway):
Signed Playbills for $20
Signed posters for $60

Once:
Signed posters (sorry, forgot the price)
Guitar string bracelets
Other stuff at the bar -- I don't know what these were as I was in the lobby

Mamma Mia:
Aprons for $20
Posters (forgot the price; I think $40)

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Posted by broadwaybaby3 2012-10-28 19:52:01


Spider-Man:

Signed posters: $100
Plain Bracelet (fly cable): $10
Green Goblin Bracelet: $30
Spider-Man Bracelet: $50

The bar area where they were selling everything was crazy with people buying stuff this afternoon.

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Posted by musicman_bwayfan 2012-11-03 13:03:57


**bump**

Any updates?

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Posted by broadwaybaby3 2012-11-03 14:25:52


Newsies

Grocery Bag (black reusable bag): $10
Trading Cards: $20
Baseball Cap: $20 (I think, I forget if this is the exact price...)
Signed Posters: $60

Kara and Corey kind of looked at each other after bows and were like, are we doing it? But obviously they are back to collecting!

After seeing so many shows thanks to Sandy deals and no one collecting for BC/EFA , it was nice to see them collecting again especially since they donated to Hurricane relief.

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Posted by saulssweetie 2012-11-03 15:08:22


Is Nice Work doing anything?

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Posted by OperaBwayLover 2012-11-03 22:09:32


The Les Miserables 25th anniversary tour is currently offering the following:

Red "Dream the Dream" wristband, $5
"Drink with Me" shotglass, $10
Playbill signed by the entire cast, $20
Tour poster signed by the entire cast, $100
Tricolor sash signed by the entire cast, $250

There might have been one more item, but I can't remember. I wanted to donate, but by the time I got done buying regular merchandise, the cast had left the lobby to prepare for the evening performance.

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Posted by furry_bean915 2012-11-04 11:59:19


this might seem like a stupid question, but how does this work?
does it happen after the curtain call? and the money is given to BCFA or only a portion of it?

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Posted by Mildred Plotka 2012-11-04 15:41:02


After Curtain Call. All raised goes to BC/EFA.

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Posted by furry_bean915 2012-11-04 16:08:47


thanks!

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Posted by musicman_bwayfan 2012-11-08 00:37:47


**bump**

Any new news and/or new shows participating?

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Posted by christhefish 2012-11-08 07:31:52


On a side note, does anyone have an opinion on this years Carols for a Cure album? I have purchased several in the past but have come to find that they do not receive much play around my house. Any standouts this year?

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Posted by Phillytheatreguy10 2012-11-10 14:09:34


Just curious to know if anyone has any inside info as to if "Drood" will be doing collections after they open? Do Roundabout shows typically participate?

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Posted by loliveve 2012-11-11 00:36:59


NICE WORK has window cards signed by the cast for $100. I also saw a BC/EFA volunteer with a ukulele but I don't know if it was sold or auctioned since I wasn't in the audience.

CHAPLIN has the following:
- mustache on a stick for $10
- Playbill signed by the cast for $20
- window card signed for $60
Also, they auctioned off Rob's hat and mustache plus a backstage tour tonight... getting the competing parties to agree to match for $400... because Rob said he had one set for each act. :)

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Posted by Phillytheatreguy10 2012-11-11 21:05:11


^^Bump

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Posted by OperaBwayLover 2012-11-11 21:14:40


When do they stop collecting for the fall? I'm just curious because the Mary Poppins tour will be coming to New Orleans the week before Christmas. I really enjoy getting to donate, since I don't live anywhere near New York and can't participate in all the fun fundraisers like you guys do (got to donate at Les Mis after all, btw!).

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Posted by sorano916 2012-11-12 11:57:24


Dumb question because it's in the name of the thing but I just want to make sure... non-equity tours don't collect for BCEFA, right?

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Posted by anmiller07 2012-11-12 12:08:01


I think it may depend on the show. I believe the Non-Equity tour of RENT used to collect.

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Posted by musicman_bwayfan 2012-11-17 14:41:32


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Posted by grumpyoptimist 2012-11-19 04:15:33


For Book of Mormon Tour, sounds like a lot of the merchandise is winding down. Backstage cast meet & greet AND script book signed by Stone and Parker is down to $1000 (earlier posts had it pegged at $1500), they did say only three would be available tonight (Sunday), signed posters that I forget the price for, and canvas bags for $20 (they were sold out of these by the time I got to the lobby).

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Posted by Phillytheatreguy10 2012-11-19 08:23:22


Any news on "Drood" collections, if any?

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Posted by Bettyboy72 2012-11-19 22:23:48


I was at Drood on Sunday. No collections and no items for sale.

Once has signed cast posters for $100-either the one with the leads or a Tony telecast poster.

They also have signed snapshots of the cast that are signed for $20. (They were super cheap looking-essentially a color xerox copy on paper of a candid 4 x 6 of the cast and they all signed around it.

Guitar pick necklaces and string bracelets. Carols for the Cure.

Virgina Woolf had signed posters for $50 I believe and Playbills for $25. Also bar towels for $20.

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Posted by mc1227 2012-11-21 03:29:34


Nice Work had a white bow tie for sale signed by Matthew and Kelli and also a ukulele autographed this past weekend. Not sure what else.

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Posted by saulssweetie 2012-11-22 13:07:31


Can you buy things even if you don't have tickets? If yes, how do you do this? Thanks.

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Posted by musicman_bwayfan 2012-11-24 00:53:35


saulssweetie: just go to the theater, walk in and go up to one of the BCEFA people...if anyone working for the theater stops you just say you want to buy something from BCEFA

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Posted by musicman_bwayfan 2012-11-24 00:55:06


Any updates guys on new shows on Broadway?

ANNIE?
GLENNGARY GLEN ROSS?
ELF?
CHRISTMAS STORY?
HEIRESS?

Did Cyrano De Bergerac ever start participating like they said they would?

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Posted by grumpyoptimist 2012-11-24 01:39:30


Friday night after Thanksgiving, Annie was offering pictures with Sandy the dog onstage for $200 "until Sandy has had enough", that was it besides cast members in the lobby

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Posted by sorano916 2012-11-24 10:27:27


Since Gypsy is on the 3rd & 4th, will the last day of collection be the 2nd or is it earlier?

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Posted by musicman_bwayfan 2012-11-26 01:52:36


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Posted by grumpyoptimist 2012-11-29 23:00:48


saulssweetie, last Sat I got out of Anarchist matinee after 1hr and change. Went next door to Once to ask if I could buy posters (seen it four times so I didn't want to burn a show on a two day visit on it), they told me to come back at 4:25, and I could come in when people were leaving and buy whatever I needed. Came back and got there during the finale, collectors were already in the foyer. They happily sold me the posters and I was able to leave before the crowd came out.

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Posted by karen24 2012-11-30 09:41:42


I was at THE HEIRESS on Tuesday night. David Strathairn made a nice speech (it was cute, I think he was hoping/expecting Jessica Chastain to do it, but she kind of pushed him forward) As far as I could see, they just had signed Playbills for sale, and I believe they were asking $40.

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Posted by musicman_bwayfan 2012-12-03 16:22:41


I have some signed posters available for sale. Lots were purchased from Broadway Cares over the years for a nice donation.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/musicmanbwayfan/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3686