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This year's BROADWAY BEARS auction took place on Sunday, February 20, 2005 at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 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, with the event hosted by Bryan Batt (Beauty and the Beast, Jeffrey, and La Cage Aux Folles).

This year's cast of forty bears featured autographed bears representing such shows as Avenue Q,, Dame Edna: Back With A Vengence, Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Year With Frog & Toad, Rent, Wicked, Cats, Bombay Dreams, I Am My Own Wife, The Frogs, A Raisin In The Sun, Movin' Out, Wonderful Town, Master Class, Tea And Sympathy, Sweeney Todd, Jelly's Last Jam, Beauty And The Beast, Anything Goes, Anna In The Tropics, Brooklyn, High Button Shoes and The Boy From Oz.

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 distributed over $100 million for critically needed services for people with AIDS, HIV, or HIV-related illnesses. For more information, click here.

 
Broadway Bears has raised over 1 million dollars in its 8 years. Below are this year's bears, and what each won went for in the auctions.

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Dame Edna poses with her bear...

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Lot#1 Pirates of Penzance--Mabel $800


Lot#2 No, No Nanette--Lucille Early $600

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Designer Eugene Barth


Lot#3 POTO-Masquerade Mondy--$1700



Lot#4 Vivat! Vita Regina!-Elizabeth I $3200--bought by Delta Burke


Lot#5 Jelly's Last Jam-Jelly Roll Morton $3750


Lot#6 A year with Frog and Toad---Toad $1200

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Lot#7 Rent---Maureen Johnson--$2400


Lot#8 A Raisin in the Sun---Lena Younger---$2000


Lot#9 The Ziegfeld Follies---Showgirl---$4000

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Lot#10 Bombay Dreans---Rani----$4000


Lot#11 Wonderful Town--Ruth Sherwood $900


Lot #12 Golda's Balcony--Golda Meir $2200


Lot#13 Pacific Overtures--Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry---$1200


Lot #14 The Frogs---Fire Belly Bouncing Frog---$1200


Lot #15 High Button Shoes--Sara Longstreet $1200


Lot#16 Les Liaisons Dangereuse---Le Vicomte De Valmont $2200


Lot#17 Candide---Cunegonde---$1500


Lot #18 Sunset Blvd.---Norma Desmond $2600


Lot #19 Purlie---Lutiebelle $1600


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Lot #21 Dame Edna-Back with a Vengence---Dame Edna Everage $2600



Larry Tarzy Poses with the bear


Lot#22 Hay Fever---Judith Bliss--$1000



Lot#23 Thogoughly Modern Mille--Mille Dillmount--$2000


Lot#24 I am my own wife----Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf--$1200

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Lot#25 Beauty and the Beast--Mrs. Potts---$3200


Lot #26 La Boheme--Musetta--$700


Lot #27 Anna in the Tropics---Juan Julian--$800


Lot#28 High Spirits--Elvira--$1200

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The bear's creator - Noel Noblitt


Lot#29-Movin' Out--Eddie---$4500


Lot#30 You're a good man, Charlie Brown---Charlie Brown---$2000


Lot#31 Brooklyn--Paradice---$1200


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Nicolas Putvinski poses with the Brooklyn bear


Lot#32 Master Class--Maria Callas--$2000


Lot#33 Anything Goes--Reno Sweeny---$1100


Lot #34 Cats---Victoria(the white cat) $2000


Lot #35 The Boy From Oz--Peter Allen---$4500



Lot#36 Mary of Scotland--Mary Stuart---$1800


Lot#37 Sweeny Todd---Mrs. Lovett---$4250

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Lot#39 Wicked--Glinda---$6000


Lot#40 Ave.Q--Puppeteers Jennifer Barnhart and Rick Lyon with Trekkie Monster-$4000


Hedwig and the Angry Inch---Hedwig---$4000



Anything Goes---Reno Sweeney $1300


The Broadway Bears Bear!


Jennifer Barnhart

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Micky Dolenz

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Delta Burke, soon to be appearing in Steel Magnolias

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Richard Kind poses with Trekkie Monster

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Tammy Grimes

 


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