Broadway's annual bear hug--the Sixth Annual Broadway Bears Auction--brought together theater lovers and teddy bear collectors. The event, which took place on March 24, 2003 at B. B. King Blues Club & Grill, raised $116,495 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. As usual, a cavalcade of Broadway stars were on hand at the warm and fuzzy event. To date, the six Broadway Bears auctions have raised a total of $883,307.



Richard as Carol with the "Hello Dolly" Bear.

"Carol" performing Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend.

Bryan Batt (Host for the evening) with "Carol" share a few laughs on stage.

"Carol" with Mary Stout (currently starring in "Beauty And The Beast")

"Carol" with Harriet Harris (Tony-award winner for Mrs. Meers in "Thoroughly Modern Millie")