The 2011 edition of Broadway Bears will be held on Sunday, March 6 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, beginning at 6pm. Bryan Batt will host the event, which raises money for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS.

This auction, presided over by long-time Sotheby's auctioneer Lorna Kelly, of specially made and autographed teddy bears features original, handmade costumes by some of Broadway's leading costume designers and representing memorable characters from plays and musicals, past and present.

The list of autographed bears, representing both current and past Broadway shows, includes The Addams Family (signed by Bebe Neuwirth), American Idiot (signed by Billie Joe Armstrong, Melissa Etheridge and Tony Vincent), Hairspray (signed by Matthew Morrison), Hello, Dolly! (signed by Carol Channing), La Bête (signed by Mark Rylance, Joanna Lumley and David Hyde Pierce), A Little Night Music (signed by Angela Lansbury and Stephen Sondheim), The Merchant of Venice (signed by Al Pacino), Million Dollar Quartet (signed by Levi Kreis), My Fair Lady (signed by Julie Andrews), The Pee-Wee Herman Show (signed by Pee-wee Herman aka Paul Reubens), and The Scottsboro Boys (signed by John Cullum, John Kander and Susan Stroman).

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