19 March 2012

Finch Bear top bid at Grand Finale Auction Broadway Bears

Yesterday was the 15th and Grand Finale Auction of the Broadway Bears for BC/EFA and they raised a total of $198,300! (benefitting Broadway Cares) it's a record! The previous fund-raising record was $170,000 set in 2002. The Finch How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying bear was one of the top bids (just as The Lion King, Follies, Cats, Beauty and the Beast & more)
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying ­– The bear embodiment of everyone's favorite corporate climber had little trouble finding a home among a flurry of bids. ‘J. Pierrepont Finch’ bear, designed by Amy Micallef, wore a replica of Daniel Radcliffe's complete opening outfit of green poplin coveralls over a dapper three-piece suit, including his trademark blue bow tie.  Radcliffe's two successors in the show, Darren Criss and Nick Jonas, both contributed their own smartly colored bow ties and all three heartthrobs signed the bear. The high bid for the Finch bear was $11,000.

source: broadwayworld.com