Dates Set for BC/EFA's Broadway Bears and Broadway Backwards

News   Dates Set for BC/EFA's Broadway Bears and Broadway Backwards Dates have been announced for Broadway Bears XIV and Broadway Backwards 6, two annual fundraisers for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The annual Broadway Backwards concert — featuring male singers performing songs traditionally sung by women and women singing tunes written for men — will be presented Feb. 7, 2011, at 8 PM at the Longacre Theatre on West 48th Street. Participants will be announced at a later date; tickets will go on sale later this month.

Broadway Bears XIV will be held March 6, 2011, at 7 PM at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on West 42nd Street. The yearly event features a host of teddy bears dressed as famous Broadway characters, many autographed by the original stars who wore the original (human-sized) outfits. Ticket information will be announced at a later date.

Those unable to attend the New York auction can bid on-line. BC/EFA accepts pre-bids and prearranged phone bids the night of the auction. Previews of this year's bears will be available on the Broadway Cares website.

Tickets are currently available for the annual Gypsy of the Year competition, which will be held Dec. 6 and 7. For more information click here.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grants making organization. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes and other critical illnesses across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $170 million dollars for critically needed services for people with AIDS and other serious illnesses. For more information about Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, visit the BC/EFA website at www.broadwaycares.org or call (212) 840-0770.

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