It's time for the fur to fly this year at the eighth annual BROADAY BEARS auction in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Sure to out-do last year's collection, 40 one-of-a-kind BROADWAY BEARS - each dressed in original, handmade costumes representing some of the theater's most legendary performers and/or performances - will be put up for auction. The private reception begins at 6:00PM. Tickets are $150.00 and include a VIP advance preview of all the bears to be auctioned, reserved priority seating, and open bar. Doors open for General Admission at 7:00PM. Tickets are $35.00 and include an open bar. Auction begins at 8:00pm For those who cannot make it to the auction, but nonetheless want to take part in all the excitement, live telephone bidding will also be available as are pre-registered fixed bids by calling 212-840-0770 ext. 228 Internet bidding is available by visiting www.BroadwayCares.org.