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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.

 
Nathan Detroit Bear, Guys and Dolls 1992 Revival - $1,100


Princess Winnifred Bear, Once Upon a Mattress 1996 revival - $2,200


Designer John Henson with Benjamin Coffin III Bear, Rent, 1996 - $1,000


Oliver Twist Bear, Oliver!, 1963 - $900


Vita Buscemi with Eliza Bear, The King and I, 1996 Revival - $3,200


Mrs. Lovett Bear, Sweeney Todd, 2005 Revival - $1,700


Terry Sipress with Mrs. Lovett Bear


Finale Bear, The Pajama Game, 2006 Revival - $1,100


Leaf Coneybear Bear, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 2005 - $3,000


Robert Strong Miller with Minnie Fay Bear, Hello, Dolly!, 1964 - $1,000


Tricorne Inc. Rep wiht Grinch Bear, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, 2006 - $4,000


Peter Allen Bear, The Boy from Oz, 2003 - $1,700


The Pirate Jenny Bear, The Threepenny Opera, 2006 Revival Bear - $1,000

 
Linda Bear, The Wedding Singer, 2006 - $5,000


Mei Li Bear, Flower Drum Song, 1958- $2,600


Robert Jordon with Ich Bin Kunst Bear, Taboo, 2003 - $900


Annie Bear, Annie, 1977 - $3,000


Radames Bear, Aida, 2000 - $1,500


Brionna McMahon with Little Old Lady Bear, The Producers, 2001 - $4,000 and Miss Dole Pineapple Bear, My One and Only, 1983 - $2,600


Karl A. Ruckdeshel with Lucy the Slut Bear, Avenue Q, 2003 - $3,000


Stephanie D'Abruzzo with Lucy the Slut Bear


Cosette Bear, Les Miserables, 1987 - $2,200


Dracula Bear, Dracula, the Musical, 2004 - $1,100


Will-A-Mania Bear, The Will Rogers Follies, 1991 - $1,600


Ti Moune Bear, Once On This Island, 1990 - $900


Dr. Carrasco as the Knight of the Mirrors Bear, Man of La Mancha, 1965 - $3,000


Sherlock Holmes Bear, Baker Street, 1965 - $2,400


Randle P. McMurphy Bear, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1963 - $1,100


Little Red Bear, Into the Woods, 1987 - $3,600


Shug Avery Bear, The Color Purple, 2005 - $4,500


Crocodile Bear, Peter Pan, 1979 Revival - $3,000


Tarzan Bear, Tarzan, 2006 - $2,600


Superman Bear, It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman, 1966 - $3,500


Bustopher Jones Bear, Cats, 1982 - $4,250


"Little" Edie Beale Bear, Grey Gardens, 2006 - $4,250


Richard St. Clair with Nicholas Nickleby Bear, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, 1981 - $2,000


Sam Hill with The Black Knight Bear, Spamalot, 2005 - $4,600


Christopher Sieber with the Black Knight Bear


Sheep Bear, Candide, 1997 Revival - $800 


Rosi Zingales with Frankie Valli, Jersey Boys Bear, 2006 -$4,250 and Jiminy Glick Bear, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, 2006 - $800


Mary Poppins Bear, Mary Poppins, 2006 - $8,000


Auctioneer Lorna Kelly with Mary Poppins Bear


Christine Daae Bear, The Phantom of the Opera, 1987 - $6,500


Fanny Brice Tonner Doll, Funny Girl, 1964 - $3,600


Joseph Petrollese with Fanny Brice doll


A Chorus Line Bears, 1975 - $6,000


Stephanie Fine with Kiss Me, Kate dolls - $800


Kiss Me, Kate dolls


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