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 fourth 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: Sheep from Candide, Princess Winnifred from the 1996 revival of Once Upon a Mattress; center row: Shug Avery from The Color Purple, The entire "Line" from A Chorus Line, Ich Bin Kunst from Taboo; bottom row: Mary Poppins from Mary Poppins and A Little Old Lady from The Producers.