Broadway Cares/Equity Fights will hold their annual "Broadway Bears" charity event on Feb 11 at 8 PM 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. The bears are also being previewed on-line at www.BroadwayCares.org. For reservations call (212) 840-0770, ext. 268. For information on the auction, call (212) 840 0770, ext. 268.
Sally Bowles from Cabaret
Original Costume Designer: William Ivey Long
Bear Costume Designer: John Henson with the assistance of: Susan M. Tooker (corset), and Dan Moyer (leather), and with special thanks to Jay Goede and Lea Thomson
Signed by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Natasha Richardson
Meine Damen und Herren, Mesdames et Messieurs, Ladies and Gentlemen: presenting Sally Bowles from Ca-BEAR-et! Gentlemen: prepare to have your hearts broken! This is an exacting replication of Sally's "Mein Heir" costume— from the lines of her black leather jacket to the black lace on her corset and garter belt; from the brim of her black leather cap to the heels of her black leather boots; from her black satin choker (and stockings) to the green polish on her nails. With all that leather there's no mistaking her message: "A tiger is a tiger, not a lamb, Mein Herr!" somewhat physically "augmented," Sally is also able to stand up on her own, and comes to you with own black chair. And while it may be that you can't turn "vinegar to jam," you can stop Sally's roving days!