Broadway Cares/Equity Fights will hold their annual "Broadway Bears" charity event at 7 PM Feb. 15 at the Hudson Theatre (145 W. 44th St. In Manhattan). As usual, the auction will feature dozens of stuffed bears, each decked out in the fashion of a particular theatre production or personality, and signed by the artist the bear resembles. In the weeks leading up to the auction, Playbill On-Line will feature a different Broadway Bear each day. For information on the auction, call (212) 840 0770, ext. 268. *
"Fanny Bear-ice" from Funny Girl
Original Costume Designer: Irene Sharaff
Bear Costume Designer: Terry Sipress
Signed by Barbra Streisand
"Fanny Bear-ice" is dressed in her infamous wedding gown which is made of satin and lace and decorated subtlely with rosebuds. Underneath, her bloomers are trimmed with a bit of very fragile vintage lace. To achieve the "expecting" look, a pillow has been tied around her middle. Her mantilla-style bridal veil is finished with a crown of flowers. Fanny carries a traditional bouquet and, more importantly, a mirror -- so that she may capture "the beautiful reflection of her love’s affection."