Bidding Open for Project Runway Designs for BC/EFA Benefit

Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS was featured on last week's episode of the award-winning reality program "Project Runway."

The episode featured the show's contestants creating designs for 11 noted drag queens. All 11 creations from the episode are being auctioned now at with all proceeds benefitting BC/EFA.

Varla Jean Merman (, one of the drag queens who participated in the challenge, reflected on her "Project Runway" experience, "What can I say?  Heidi Klum said I had an amazing body! Now, if only Barbra Streisand would say I had an amazing voice, I could die happy today. Babs, give me a ring or just buy the outfit! Either would put a smile on my face."

In addition to last week's episode, "Project Runway" season three alum and long time BC/EFA supporter Malan Breton has donated a pair of tickets to see his Spring 2009 collection as part of the upcoming New York Fashion Week in Bryant Park to be put up for auction to benefit Broadway Cares. 

To bid on these tickets, please visit the BC/EFA Ebay Auction Store by clicking HERE.


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 raised over $140 million for critically needed services for people with AIDS, HIV, or HIV-related illnesses.

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The Peabody Award-winning and Emmyâ nominated "Project Runway" airs on Bravo TV. New episodes premiere every Wednesday at 9 PM/8 PM Central with encore airings of the episode happening throughout the week.

On "Project Runway" 16 contestants are whittled down week-by-week to the finalists who

will show their own line in front of an audience of fashion industry movers and shakers at New York Fashion Week.

Host and supermodel Heidi Klum heads a panel of industry luminaries, including judges, top women's and men's wear designer Michael Kors, and fashion expert Nina Garcia, as they decide who is "in" and who is "out." Tim Gunn, Chief Creative Officer at Liz Claiborne acts as a mentor to the designers as they take on weekly fashion challenges.

"Project Runway" is co-produced by The Weinstein Company and Miramax Films. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz ("Top Chef," "Last Comic Standing") and Rich Bye of Magical Elves are executive producers of "Project Runway." Heidi Klum is host and executive producer. Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein, and Desiree Gruber and Jane Cha of Full Picture are also executive producers. Barbara Schneeweiss oversees the production on behalf of The Weinstein Company.

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been a NBC Cable Network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980.

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