Every year, teddy bears costumed and posed like Broadway characters are auctioned off to the highest bidder to raise funds for the charity. Often, the bears are signed by the actors who originated the roles. Here is a look at the third batch of Broadway Bears, with more to follow during the week, leading up to the auction on Feb. 11 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square.
Top row: Little Red Riding Hood from Into the Woods, The Black Knight from Spamalot, Eliza from The King and I; center: Annie from Annie; bottom row: Christine Daaé from The Phantom of the Opera, Peter Allen from The Boy from Oz and Jenny from The Threepenny Opera.