PHOTO CALL: Broadway Bears Preview: Bea Arthur in Mame

News   PHOTO CALL: Broadway Bears Preview: Bea Arthur in Mame
Before she was Maude or a Golden Girl, Bea Arthur won over Broadway fans in her Tony-winning performance as Vera Charles in Mame. This bear, signed by Bea herself, shows "the world's greatest lush" in full costume for her modern operetta about the lady astronomer who makes a "universe-shaking discovery." This teddy was designed by Jeff Johnson-Doherty. The original costume was designed by Robert Mackintosh.

Broadway Bears VI, the annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS auction of one-of-a-kind, autographed Broadway Bears, will be held at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill, March 24. Alvin Colt, William Ivey Long, Theoni V. Aldredge, Jane Greenwood and Julie Taymor are among the designers of this year's cub club, with subjects to include Patrick Wilson (Oklahoma!), Adam Pascal (Rent), Judy Garland in concert at the Palace and Lucille Ball (Wildcat).

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