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DrewT
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#26
Posted: 3/23/08 at 2:26pm
i'm going to ny in a week and a half and i figured it's easier to just buy a completely signed window card than to go stage dooring since i'm on a tight schedule. :P anyone know what other shows are selling signed window cards and prices?

i like to get them for every show i see/saw -- good or bad -- so i'm particularly interested in:
- in the heights (saw from an above post they're selling)
- passing strange (saw from an above post they're selling)
- gypsy
- south pacific
- mamma mia
- lion king
- cry baby
- little mermaid
- young frankenstein
Updated On: 3/23/08 at 02:26 PM
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#27
Posted: 3/23/08 at 2:32pm
DrewT:
I'm pretty sure that shows don't collect if they're in previews, so Gypsy, South Pacific and Cry-Baby probably won't have anything. I saw Gypsy and they weren't collecting or selling, but they open this Thursday so that might change soon. South Pacific opens in early April, and Cry-Baby opens later that month. I doubt that those two will have anything. The other shows (Mamma Mia, Lion King, Little Mermaid, and Young Frankenstein) all collected for previous BC/EFA events, so I would assume they will for this one, too.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#28
Posted: 3/23/08 at 11:43pm
- gypsy
- south pacific
- mamma mia
- lion king
- cry baby
- little mermaid
- young frankenstein


Signed posters at YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN are $100, LION KING posters are $40, MAMMA MIA posters I believe are $40 as well. I don't know the prices at LITTLE MERMAID. GYPSY is in previews so it normally would not be collecting, but the stage manager over there is a big supporter of the cause so they are thinking of possibly having signed posters as well. They may start doing something after they've opened.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#29
Posted: 3/23/08 at 11:59pm
If i contact broadwaycares directly is there a way to get a poster from one of the shows?
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#30
Posted: 3/24/08 at 12:37am
If i contact broadwaycares directly is there a way to get a poster from one of the shows?

You can try that. I know that at LION KING the other night they ran out of signed posters and got people's information so BC/EFA could ship them direct.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#31
Posted: 3/24/08 at 12:43am
Interesting note--in addition to their normal offerings (poster, etc.) "Spring Awakening" is offering the last manuscript they have to sell, signed by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, for $1000. As of the 3/22 matinee it hadn't sold, but apparently the one before it did go for $800 so perhaps this will get picked up soon as well.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#32
Posted: 3/24/08 at 2:50am
wow thats crazy...$1000!? guess someone's a hardcore fan. is it pretty easy to buy the window cards if i don't see the show? like if i popped into the theatre when the show lets out can get it that way?

sorry for all the questions...i've never been to ny during this collection period.
Updated On: 3/24/08 at 02:50 AM
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#33
Posted: 3/26/08 at 10:53pm
SITPWG has signed posters for $75 and playbills for $20.

Is August selling anything?
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#34
Posted: 3/26/08 at 10:54pm
I saw Chicago and they had started - so I guess all broadway did
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#35
Posted: 3/26/08 at 10:59pm
"is it pretty easy to buy the window cards if i don't see the show? like if i popped into the theatre when the show lets out can get it that way? "

I'd like to know that, too, if anyone can be kind enough to answer !
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#36
Posted: 3/26/08 at 11:00pm
they are already collecting and most is buckets. I am not sure but I will find out tomorrow as I am volunteering for BC/EFA, you might be able to use your credit cards at shows that are selling merch, just as a strict donation. Stay tuned.


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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#37
Posted: 3/26/08 at 11:03pm
Do you remember what Chicago is selling and for how much? Thanks.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#38
Posted: 3/27/08 at 10:07am
You shouldn't have a problem buying something after the show has let out, if someone questions you just say you're there to make a donation to BC/EFA.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#39
Posted: 3/27/08 at 10:44am
The Homecoming is selling signed windowcards ($40), Playbills, and some other things. They are accepting credit cards, checks, etc.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#40
Posted: 3/27/08 at 11:58am
I saw Spamalot last week and there was no BC/EFA collection there. Did I miss it or don't they do it?
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#41
Posted: 3/27/08 at 12:47pm
Has anyone been to Seafarer lately?

I was there 3/16 and didn't see any donation buckets or signed items for sale (sigh)

Have they started since then? (they'd best hurry -- they only have 4 days)
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#42
Posted: 3/27/08 at 3:38pm
the collections are running for 4 more weeks leading up to the Competition on 4/28 & 4/29.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#43
Posted: 3/27/08 at 4:37pm
I went to Seafarer yesterday and there was nothing (brilliant play, wish it was around a bit longer as I have a friend who would love it but won't be here until after it closes).
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#44
Posted: 3/27/08 at 5:24pm
The signed In the Heights windowcards were $100 last weekend (3/22 Saturday matinee.) That's all they were selling.


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Updated On: 3/27/08 at 05:24 PM
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#45
Posted: 3/27/08 at 5:31pm
I saw The Little Mermaid 3/22 and they didn't do anything after the show. They just did the final bows and the curtain came down. No announcements or donation buckets. I was kind of suprised with that.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#46
Posted: 3/27/08 at 5:44pm
$100 for In The Heights, but $40 for The Homecoming and Passing Strange... wtf?
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#47
Posted: 3/27/08 at 5:45pm
I saw Passing Strange last week and In the Heights this week- they were both collecting. And they said that they do take Credit Cards. So I think maybe you can go up to the merchandise desk and use your card there? Gypsy was not collecting last night (still in previews).

On a side note, after seeing three shows in two weeks - I am poor! (but richer from the experience obvi : )
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#48
Posted: 3/27/08 at 6:09pm
Spamalot is not collecting.

I went to In the Heights on Saturday, and they weren't selling window cards.

Rent is as mentioned, but they bumped their windowcard prices to $50 and $75

Spring Awakening had windowcards for $100, letters for $50, and tatoos for $5.

Sunday isn't collecting and Passing Strange didn't sell anything when I attended last Thursday.
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#49
Posted: 3/27/08 at 6:36pm
is there a reason why some shows collecting some days and then not on others? has anyone had any luck with little mermaid collecting?
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re: BC/EFA Spring Donations#50
Posted: 3/27/08 at 8:04pm
It might just depend on staff, cast, and stock of products.

I was there the night the manuscript for Spring Awakening was sold, and that was the one and only.

I was also there over Easter weekend, and it just might have been too much for some shows.

Don't count on being able to get in after the show, some of the donations are hidden far within the theatre, and I doubt they would let someone walk in. Plus, I think it would be difficult to fight the crowd.
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?