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BC/EFA Spring Donations#1
Posted: 3/8/08 at 6:25am
I am seeing Gypsy and Wicked next week...have they started with the BC/EFA donations? If so, do they take credit card if you want to make donations? I forgot if they take cash only.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#2
Posted: 3/8/08 at 6:36am
if you want to use a CC you'd probably have to contact BC/EFA directly, cause at the shows its usualyl just cast members with buckets. and as of wednesday they hadn't started.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#2
Posted: 3/8/08 at 6:44am
For strict donations it's buckets. For merchandise or pictures, I believe the shows I've seen did take cards by hand (the old scrapey machines). Don't know about the ones you mention.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#3
Posted: 3/8/08 at 8:19am
Collections start on Friday the 14th. Not all shows begin right away. Normally, shows in previews do not participate, but Gypsy might be an exception. Their stage manager is a big BC/EFA supporter (He usually is at Phantom and does a great job for them), and I know he was discussing what they could do with Patti and everyone at Gypsy. But they may not start collecting till after the opening. And yes they do use the "old scrapey machines" for purchases of merchandise. Give generously! or what you can.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#4
Posted: 3/8/08 at 8:20am
Since Gypsy is still in previews, I didn't expect it to have anything for BC/EFA.

I was planning on buying merchandise, so I wanted to know if I should have extra cash on hand or just use my card (because I thought I did see those machines you were talking about at past shows).

I'm surprised they haven't started!

Thanks!
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#5
Posted: 3/8/08 at 8:21am
The 14th? Crap, I'm missing it by 2 days.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#6
Posted: 3/8/08 at 8:44am
I'm so sorry. But you can always hit Broadwaycares.org.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#7
Posted: 3/8/08 at 9:22am
How long do they do it for? I will be filming in Mexico when they start and don't return until the 25th.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#8
Posted: 3/8/08 at 10:46am
Thanks for asking this question. I'll be going in less than two weeks, and I was hoping they would be collecting! re: BC/EFA Spring Donations Guess I'm going to have to bring some extra cash!! re: BC/EFA Spring Donations

Ok - now I'm even more excited!
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#9
Posted: 3/8/08 at 10:50am
They usually collect through the Easter Bonnet competition which is on April 28th and 29th this year.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#10
Posted: 3/8/08 at 11:05am
Perfect!
So, that was the Drowsy Chaperone. Oh, I love it so much. I know it's not a perfect show...but it does what a musical is supposed to do. It takes you to another world, and it gives you a little tune to carry with you in your head for when you're feeling blue. Ya know?
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#11
Posted: 3/8/08 at 3:16pm
Good to know! Thank you!
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#12
Posted: 3/8/08 at 3:21pm
What does Spring Awakening & Rent usually have?
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#13
Posted: 3/15/08 at 10:34am
Any word on what the shows are selling. It should have started last night.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#14
Posted: 3/15/08 at 10:45am
Least season SPRING AWAKENING had signed posters ($100), signed letters that were used in the show ($75 I think?), & temporary tattoos ($5).

The only show that started last night was PHANTOM, since they don't have a Sunday show. They had the same items as usual, including a new poster design. More shows should start tonight & tomorrow. Yes, most of the shows should be able to take credit cards. I think in the past I have only seen one (JOURNEY'S END) that did not have the card machine.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#15
Posted: 3/16/08 at 4:22pm
How much is the new Phantom poster?

Anything from any of the other shows?
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#16
Posted: 3/16/08 at 8:14pm
The new Phantom poster they're selling for $60.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#17
Posted: 3/19/08 at 10:47pm
Chorus Line was selling signed posters today.

Did any other shows start yet?
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#18
Posted: 3/19/08 at 11:05pm
if you want to make a donation u can call bway cares and give them your credit card

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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#19
Posted: 3/19/08 at 11:16pm
I believe THE HOMECOMING is selling signed posters and a book written by the stage manager. I'm not sure but did McKean say it is it a cookbook? Emcee? Keen? Anyone?
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#20
Posted: 3/19/08 at 11:31pm
Yes - the book on sale is Recipes and Reminiscences by Roy Harris, the Production Stage Manager, including additional new recipes from James Frain, Gareth Saxe and Annette O'Toole (Mrs. McKean).
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#21
Posted: 3/23/08 at 7:34am
In the Heights has signed window cards, but they were actually completely *out* of them at last night's show (good for them for being sold out!), and they'll be getting more.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#22
Posted: 3/23/08 at 10:08am
Passing Strange had signed posters for $40 and signed playbills for $20
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#23
Posted: 3/23/08 at 11:32am
I was at Rent Yesterday for the Matinee and they were selling
Signed Playbills for $20
Signed Posters (Old Black & White Logo Signed by the current cast) for $40
Signed Posters ("RENT NOW" Logo signed by current cast & Adam & Anthony) for $70
Pictures with Kyle & Declan (Mark & Roger for that show) in Costume for $20
Slient Auction in the playbill which included A Walk on role, Backstage tour, & Watch from the wings.
& Handmade hats & gloves by the cast

I was also at LB last night and found it weird that they didn't sell Anything for BCEFA Anyone know why?
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#24
Posted: 3/23/08 at 11:39am
The funniest line of Young Frankenstein 3/21 was after the show ended and Roger Bart said, "Ladies and Gentlemen I would like you all to make a donation to a worthy cause, Bear Stearns".