Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market Sets Fall Date

News   Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market Sets Fall Date The 17th Annual Grand Auction and Flea Market is scheduled for Sunday Sept. 21.

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 "unique and priceless items" are auctioned to the highest bidder. Last year's auction raised $450,000 for BC/EFA. During the Grand Auction, the walk-on parts in Broadway musicals garnered the highest bids — Mamma Mia! raised the most ($13,000) with The Phantom of the Opera and Hairspray taking $6,000. Opening-night tickets and party passes to Dance of the Vampires went for $4,000 with Man of La Mancha a close second at $3,600.

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 $65 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 their website at www.bcefa.org or call (212) 840-0770.