In a statement Tom Viola, BC/EFA’s executive director, said, "Come sunshine or drizzle the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will go on. Only heavy rains in the morning would knock us out. Please check the website, Facebook and Twitter for an update on Sunday morning and throughout the day if clouds are gray. In the meantime, all prayers, entreaties and cosmic bribes are appreciated. I have great faith in the kindness of Mother Nature!"
The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on West 44th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, and, for the first time, now extends into Times Square, between 43rd and 44th Streets.
"From posing for photos with your favorite Broadway and television stars, to buying that lost cast recording, autographed show posters and Playbills, rare costume sketches or special gift you can't find anywhere else – the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction promises something for everyone," according to press notes.
The day-long event will feature dozens of tables filled with theatrical memorabilia, a live Grand Auction, special "flash auctions" that offer instant experiences with Broadway stars and the always-popular Autograph Table and Photo Booth.
For a complete list of celebrities and their appearance times, go to www.broadwaycares.org. On the day of the event, a map of the Flea Market tables, complete lists of all silent and live auction lots, and the autograph table and photo booth schedule will be available for smartphone users at www.broadwaycares.org/flea. Last year, the 24th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised $476,917, bringing the event's 24-year total to $8,638,669.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.