July 12, 2008

BC/EFA Auction: The Ultimate LES MISERABLES VIP Experience at the Hollywood Bowl!

July 12th, 2008



(July 11, 2008, New York , NY ) A special once-in-a-lifetime four day VIP package to the upcoming “LES MISERABLES – The Ultimate Concert Spectacular” at the Hollywood Bowl that includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, gala cast party tickets and a rare opportunity to experience the show on both sides of the curtain is currently up for bids on EBay with proceeds from the auction to benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. The direct link for this auction is: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180263781992

The world’s most beloved musical comes to the famed Hollywood Bowl in an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime, staged concert adaptation, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, with an All-Star Cast! Featuring Broadway’s J. Mark McVey as “Jean Valjean”; Brian Stokes Mitchell as “Javert”; John Lloyd Young as “Marius”, Lea Michele as “Eponine”, Melora Hardin as “Fantine”, Michael McCormick as “Thenardier”, Tom Lowe as “Enjolras”, Michaell Maika as “Cosette” and Rosie O’Donnell as “Madame Thenardier”.

This extraordinary cast and the 55 piece Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Stites, LES MISERABLES in Concert at The Hollywood Bowl is the most highly anticipated, sure to be the most talked about special event of the summer. The timeless tale of passion and redemption and the glorious Claude-Michel / Alain Boublil score of LES MISERABLES as it has never seen or heard it before and undoubtedly never will again. This special event has been put together by a very special agreement that The Hollywood Bowl has made with Music Theatre International and Cameron Mackintosh, the musical’s world Producer.

The auction winner will see and hear LES MISERABLES as only the VIP guests of director and ultimate-insider Richard Jay-Alexander, conductor Kevin Stites, the stellar cast and The Hollywood Bowl can offer:

  • The auction winner and a guest will fly to Los Angeles on Continental Airlines (auction winner must live in the Continental United States) arriving on Thursday, August 7th staying through Monday, August 11th and staying at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel and Spa, minutes from the Hollywood Bowl and just steps from the legendary Graumans’ Chinese Theatre and the Kodak Theatre, home of the annual Oscar ceremony, in the heart of Hollywood.
  • On the afternoon of Friday, August 8th watch the dress rehearsal and take a tour of the legendary Hollywood Bowl.
  • Later that evening, attend from the gala opening night 8:30pm performance from VIP seats “under the stars” at the Hollywood Bowl as the special guests of Richard Jay-Alexander and BC/EFA.
  • On Sunday, August 10th, see this extraordinary production a second time from backstage, getting a glimpse of Broadway and Hollywood’s very best as they create a final unforgettable experience of LES MISERABLES for an audience of over 20,000.You would have to be “in” the show to ever witness this amazing production from this vantage.
  • After the remarkable backstage view of the final performance, attend the closing night gala cast party as special guests of Richard Jay-Alexander, with BC/EFA’s executive director Tom Viola as your host.
  • To make this an unforgettable experience, the auction winner will take home a poster and program signed by the entire cast.

The winner of this auction item must live in the continental United States.

TO BID ON THIS ITEM, go to http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180263781992

The auction winner and a guest will be the VIP guests of LES MISERABLES in Concert director and long-time BC/EFA Trustee, Richard Jay-Alexander.

With the extraordinary support of producer Cameron Mackintosh, Jay-Alexander and all the hundreds of people involved with LES MISERABLES on-stage and behind the scenes has raised over $3 million for BC/EFA during the course of the show’s historic, Tony Award winning 6,680 performance run on Broadway.

This item is generously donated to raise funds for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA). BC/EFA is the nation’s leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant making organization. BC/EFA is the on-going, committed response from the American Theatre community to an urgent worldwide health crisis. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of this community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $140 million for critically needed services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses.

Although BC/EFA has endeavored to catalog and describe all items that it puts to auction correctly, all property is sold “As Is.”
THIS ITEM IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON EBAY – http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180263781992

Payment Options: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover and PayPal. BC/EFA’s office hours are Monday through Friday 10AM to 6PM E.S.T. All eBay.com auction related inquiries that are received while the office is closed will be handled the next business day.


  1. :( Now if I could only win the lottery! :)

    Comment by Jody Cardillo — July 12, 2008 @ 11:08 am

  2. Too bad I can’t afford that kind of money….It’d be totally worth it, though. My friend Maria entered the 60 million lottery so maybe if we get lucky for once….I wish the best of luck to everyone who bids. :)

    Comment by Beth L. — July 12, 2008 @ 12:43 pm

  3. Must live in the Continental US, eh? That leaves me out of the bidding…

    Comment by Nancy — July 13, 2008 @ 4:15 am

  4. Congrats to whoever won….only paid $6,500 :)

    Comment by Melissa — July 21, 2008 @ 6:17 pm

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