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.
Lancelot, from Camelot
Original Costume Designer: Adrian And Tony Duquette (Tony Award Winners)
Bear Costume Designer: Maryanne Oldenburg
Signed by Robert Goulet
Who could ever forget the dashingly handsome Lancelot, as portrayed by Robert Goulet in the original Broadway production of Camelot? Our Lancelot is resplendent in his white velvet silk-lined surcoat, emblazoned with the crimson badge of the lion rampet. His suit of "chain mail" that includes the hauberk (body and arms) and chausses (stockings) is made of a combination of a silver net-like material over silver-colored stretch knit. Lancelot's flowing cloak is made of red crepe faille, lined in off-white silk. Of course every knight needs a sword and scabbard. While Lance's sword began as a plain letter opener, it is now emblazoned with a golden hilt and a ruby-encrusted pommel. The natural-colored leather scabbard with imprinted design is attached to a white leather diagonal belt. "The godliest man we know -- c'est lui," and "never will he leave you -- at all!"