Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 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. *
"Rizzo," from Grease!
Original Costume Designer: Willa Kim
Bear Costume Designer: Rosie O'Donnell And Bobby Pearce
Signed by Rosie O'Donnell and Willa Kim
Over her one-piece black "blend" jumpsuit, "Bearty" Rizzo wears a black satin jacket with hot-pink sleeves emblazoned with the "Pink Ladies" logo. The jacket pockets and front are also trimmed in pink satin and a pink neckerchief circles her neck. Oh, have we mentioned there is some pink used for this Pink Lady? (Well, let's face it, "there are worse things" she could wear!) Keds and white bobby socks complete her ensemble and -- "tell me more, tell me more!" -- she has been signed not only by costume designer Willa Kim, but also by the first revival Rizzo portrayer herself, the lady with "pink" in her own name, Rosie O'Donnell. How 'bout that!