More than 70 stars of stage and screen are part of the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, September 25. The day-long fundraiser begins at 10 AM and continues through 7 PM in and around Shubert Alley.
The participating artists will gather at the Autograph Table and Photo Booth on the deck of Junior’s restaurant, at Shubert Alley and West 45th Street, to meet and take photos with fans from 11 AM-3 PM.
Among the guests scheduled to appear are Michael Arden, Carolee Carmello, Corey Cott, Robert Fairchild, Ann Harada, Judy Kaye, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kara Lindsay, Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, Andy Mientus, Kelli O’Hara, Patrick Page, Alice Ripley and Adrienne Warren.
Those set to join the Autograph Table and Photo Booth who are currently lighting up the Great White Way include Alex Brightman, Danny Burstein, Haven Burton, Leanne Cope, Jason Danieley, Jennifer DiNoia, Jordan Donica, Brandon Victor Dixon, Ali Ewoldt, Aaron C. Finley, Drew Gehling, Josh Grisetti, Heather Headley, Ben Jacoby, Jessica Keenan-Wynn, Chilina Kennedy, Leslie Kritzer, Jeremy Kushnier, Lexi Lawson, Lesli Margherita, Rob McClure, Melanie Moore, James Monroe Iglehart, Rory O’Malley, Christopher John O’Neill, Brad Oscar, Courtney Reed, Jelani Remy, Nic Rouleau, Carrie St. Louis, Jenna Ushkowitz, Ana Villafañe and Max von Essen.
The Autograph Table and Photo Booth will also include stars of the upcoming theatre season: Christy Altomare, Richard H. Blake, John Bolton, Ariana DeBose, Joel Grey, Rachel Bay Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Derek Klena, Mary Beth Peil, Ben Platt and Jennifer Laura Thompson.
Latest additions include Reeve Carney and Ben Vereen, teen sensation Victoria Justice and heartthrob Ryan McCartan, who all star in this October’s Fox TV adaptation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again as well as James Barbour, Bryan Batt, Will Chase, John Glover, Mandy Gonzalez, Jessica Hecht, Javier Muñoz, Bebe Neuwirth and Amy Spanger.
Returning Autograph Table host Jim Caruso will also welcome stars of this December’s TV production of Hairspray Live!, including Tony Award winners Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Mitchell, School of Rock’s Shahadi Wright Joseph and newcomer Maddie Baillio, who’ll be making her debut as Tracy Turnblad.
For an hour-by-hour schedule of the appearances, visit broadwaycares.org. Autographs are a minimum $30 donation each hour for all performers that hour; photo prices vary based on the number of requests per performer.
The outdoor event, which is set in Shubert Alley and along West 44th Street and West 45th Street in New York City’s theatre district, also includes silent and live auctions with one-of-a-kind experiences and more than 40 tables full of Broadway memorabilia. The live auction begins at 5 PM.
The shows represented at this year’s market are Aladdin, An American in Paris, Avenue Q, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, The Color Purple, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Dear Evan Hansen, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Les Misérables, The Lion King, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Matilda The Musical, Naked Boys Singing, NEWSical The Musical, On Your Feet!, Paramour, The Phantom of the Opera, School Of Rock - The Musical, Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, Something Rotten!, Waitress and Wicked. Last year, the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised an all-time high of $756,655, bringing the event's 29-year total to more than $11.5 million.
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 $285 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
(Updated September 25, 2016)