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Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears X Auction

Broadway lovers and teddy bear collectors came together on Sunday, February 11, at the "Broadway Bears X" auction, which raised a grand total of $130,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS!

The event was hosted by Bryan Batt with Lorna Kelly reprising her role as auctioneer. Forty three specially made Broadway Bears - each dressed in original, handmade costumes representing the theater's most legendary characters - were auctioned to the highest bidder in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. To date The Broadway Bears have raised well over $1.35 million to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. Last year's "Broadway Bears" raised $112,000.

Top bids for bears were the $8,000 Mary Poppins bear, signed by Julie Andrews and Ashley Brown, the $6,500 The Phantom of the Opera bear, signed by Sandra Joseph and Hal Prince and the $6,000 A Chorus Line bears (17 bears in total), signed by the entire revival cast.  Several Broadway stars dropped by to lend their support to the event including Jane Carr, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Felicia Finley, Andrea Martin, Christopher Sieber, Jennifer Smith and Josh Strickland, among others. Other stars participated by lending their autographs to the various bears that were auctioned off, including Mel Brooks, Kirk Douglas, Nathan Lane, Cyndi Lauper, Patti LuPone, Donna Murphy, Rosie O'Donnell, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Martin Short.

For more information, please visit the BC/EFA website at www.BroadwayCares.org.  To view the Broadway Bears themselves (as well as to see the prices at which they were sold), visit this link.


Felicia Finley and host Bryan Batt


Michael Lavine at the piano


Bryan Batt


Alice Playten with Oliver! Oliver Twist Bear


Sweeney Todd star Donna Lynne Champlin with a Mrs. Potato Head creation that she threw into the Mrs. Lovett lot


Christopher Sieber


Felicia Finley and Bryan Batt with The Wedding Singer Linda Bear


Felicia Finley and Linda Bear


Felicia Finley with Aida Radames Bear


Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Jennifer Smith with Avenue Q Lucy the Slut Bear


Dana Moore with The Will Rogers Follies Will-A-Mania Bear


Stephen Bogardus with Man of La Mancha Dr. Carrasco/Knight of the Mirrors Bear


Bryan Batt buttoning the coat of Baker Street Sherlock Holmes Bear


Danielle Ferland and Into the Woods Little Red Bear


Capathia Jenkins and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me Jiminy Glick Bear


Josh Strickland, Bryan Batt and Lorna Kelly with Tarzan Bear


Josh Strickland and Tarzan Bear


The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and Mary Poppins star Jane Carr with Nicholas Nickleby Bear


Patrick Page with How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Grinch Bear


Andrea Martin with Candide Sheep Bear


Cynthia Onrubia (original A Chorus Line cast) and mother Cely Onrubia (original Flower Drum Song cast)



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