24th Annual Broadway Flea Market Sets September Date

News   24th Annual Broadway Flea Market Sets September Date The 24th Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction is set for Sunday, Sept. 26. The day-long event is scheduled to begin at 10 AM ET and continue to 7 PM.

The outdoor fundraiser in Shubert Alley raises money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and features a host of theatrical memorabilia donated by the theatrical community. The day-long event also boasts a Celebrity Table, where theatre fans can purchase autographs by or photos with their favorite stars from Broadway, Off-Broadway and television serials. The well-attended event also includes a Grand Auction, where "singular items and opportunities such as walk-on roles in Broadway shows, television programs and films" are auctioned to the highest bidder. Last year's Flea Market — held Sept. 27, 2009, in the Roseland Ballroom — raised $403,929 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. BC/EFA auctioneer Lorna Kelly and actor Bryan Batt ("Mad Men") presided over the Grand Auction, which raised $175,000; while Michael Goddard and Felicia Finley (Catch Me If You Can) hosted the silent auction, which raised $36,590; the autograph table and photo booths raised $14,770; and other various tables collectively raised $192,429.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's largest industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. Since its founding in 1988 the organization has distributed over $170 million for services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses.

For more information on the Flea Market and other BC/EFA events, visit the BC/EFA website at www.bcefa.org or call (212) 840-0770.

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