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Blast From The Past: Broadway Bears 2009

Blast From The Past: Broadway Bears 2009

Bernadette Peters and Rose from Gypsy

Broadway’s 12th annual auction was held Sunday, February 15, 2009 at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (237 West 42 St.), in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The Broadway Bears Mascot waiting for the Auction to begin

40 one-of-a-kind Broadway Bears dressed in original, handmade costumes representing some of the theater’s most legendary performers and/or performances were up for auction.

Host-Bryan Batt with the Forbidden Broadway Ethel Merman Bear
Michael Cerveris and The Who’s Tommy Bear
Phantom of the Opera Bear-He/She Masquerader and Creator Randy Carfagno
Boeing-Boeing Bear
Alli Mauzey and the Glinda Bear from Wicked
Pater Pan Bear-Wendy Darling and creator Maryanne Oldenburg
Bryan Batt and Growltiger from Cats
West Side Story and the Bernardo Bear
Spring Awakening stars Blake Daniel and Emma Hunton
Camelot Bear-Merlyn and creator Adele Sciortino
My One and Only Bear-Edith Herbert and creator Diane Keeler
A Man for All Seasons-Sir Thomas Moore
Kerry Butler pointing out all the details on the Kira Bear from Xandau
Gypsy-Rose
Jennifer Smith and Countess Aurelia from Dear World
The Little Mermaid-Ariel
The Producers-Tank Showgirl
Bryan Batt and Mimi from Rent
Spamalot-Sir Robin
Kevin Burrows-the original Eggbeater from Beauty and The Beast
The Mother Abbess from The Sound of Music 
Agnes Gooch from Mame
The Billy Elliot bears with Tommy Batchelor, Kiril Kulish, David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik
Mary Bond Davis and Edna Turnblad from Hairspray
Annie Get Your Gun Bear-Annie Oakley-with tonights Auctioneer Lorna Kelly
Christopher Sieber and Shrek
Mike McGowan and Elizabeth from Young Frankenstein
Kerry O’Malley with Betty Haynes from Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
Jennifer Smith and The Drowsy Chaperone
Mike McGowan showing the outfits of Louise from Gypsy
Little Orphan Annie with Christine Pedi
Jim Newman and the I.A.T.S.E. (Local One) Bear
Mike McGowan and Evillene Bear from The Wiz
Michael Lee Scott and the Uncle Sam family of bears from State Fair
Avenue Q. Bear-Christmas Eve with Ann Harada
Nellie Forbush of South Pacific
Marilyn D’Honau original 1959 cast member of Gypsy with Rose
Michael Berresse and Zach from A Chorus Line
Ann Harada and Christmas Eve from Avenue Q
Kate Shindle and Elle Woods from Legally Blonde
The Childcatcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Equus-Alan Strang and Nugget
Previews of some of next years bears

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