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Bryan Batt, Lorna Kelly to Host Broadway Bears XV Grand Finale Auction logo
Hugh Jackman with his bear
(courtesy of the company)
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will present The Broadway Bears XV Grand Finale Auction, on March 18 at 8pm at B. B. King Blues Club and Grill. Bryan Batt and Lorna Kelly will host.

The event is the annual Broadway auction of teddy bears dressed in museum-quality outfits based on original costumes and created by acclaimed designers. This year's bears represent some of Broadway's most beloved and memorable characters autographed by Broadway's biggest stars, including Hugh Jackman, Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Audra McDonald, and many more.

The grand finale auction will also include a showdown among fans of the three actors who have played the lead in the current revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: Daniel Radcliffe, Darren Criss, and Nick Jonas.

Since the bears first arrived on the auction block in 1998, they have raised $1,816,900 for health clinics, healthy meal programs, and hundreds of other much-needed social service organizations supported nationwide by Broadway Cares.


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