Bid now on five custom-designed teddy bears celebrating the characters of Eclipsed, Broadway’s Tony Award-nominated play about five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia.
The bears are finely hand-crafted, detailed replicas of the character they each represent. They are signed by the actress bringing that role to life and Costume Designer Clint Ramos who is most likely winning the Tony Award for Best Costumes. The bears are handcrafted labors of love made by Eclipsed Wardrobe Supervisor Kay Grunder, Hair and Makeup Supervisor Sarah Jordan and Dresser Liz Lee, with assistance by Adeola Role, understudy to Rita and Helena, and Joniece Abbott-Pratt, understudy to Bessie and Maima.
The winner of each bear also will receive two VIP house seat tickets to see one of Eclipsed’s final Broadway performances June 16-18, and a special backstage meet-and-greet immediately after the show.
The auction benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Ahead of the Broadway Opening of Lempicka The Longacre Theatre Is Showcasing Art Work By Tamara de Lempicka
The Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St.), soon-to-be home of the sweeping new musical, Lempicka, is showcasing a curated selection of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka’s most famous works. Eschewing traditional theatrical front-of-house advertising, the Longacre’s façade now boasts prints, creating a museum-quality exhibition right in the heart of Times Square. The musical opens on Broadway on April 14, 2024 at the same venue.
The Longacre’s outdoor exhibition includes works of Self Portrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) (1929), Young Girl in Green (1927), Nu Adossé I (1925), The Red Tunic (1927), The Blue Scarf (1930), The Green Turban (1930), Portrait of Marjorie Ferry (1932), Portrait of Ira P. (1930), Portrait of Romana de la Salle (1928), and Adam and Eve (1932).
Starring Eden Espinosa and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, Lempicka features book, lyrics, and original concept by Carson Kreitzer, book and music by Matt Gould, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.
Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.
Young Girl in Green painted by Tamara de Lempicka (1927). Oil on plywood.