The Sept. 25 outdoor fundraiser raises money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and features a host of theatrical memorabilia donated by the theatrecommunity. The day-long event (10 AM-7 PM) also boasts the aforementioned Celebrity Table, where theatre fans can purchase autographs by, or photos with, their favorite stars from Broadway, Off-Broadway and television serials. There is a $20 charge each time one walks through the Celebrity Table line.
As of press time, those scheduled to take part in the Celebrity Table include the following talents:
•Noon-1 PM: Victoria Clark, Barrett Foa, Dan Fogler, Joanna Gleason, Jessica Hecht, Greg Jbara, Celia Keenan-Bolger, James Mitchell, Matthew Morrison, Rosie O'Donnell, Kelli O'Hara, Denis O'Hare and Timothy Stickney
•1-2 PM: Gary Beach, Kathy Brier, Tim Curry, Raúl Esparza, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jenn Gambatese, Cherry Jones, Chad Kimball, Alix Korey, Adriane Lenox, Jose Llana, Deven May, Brían F. O'Byrne, David Hyde Pierce, Ron Raines, Christopher Sieber and Robin Strasser •2-3 PM: Jeff Branson, Jill Eikenberry, Jill Larson, Patricia Elliott, Melissa Errico, Elizabeth Franz, Danny Gurwin, Patti LuPone, Jerry Mitchell, Robert Newman, Bobby Steggert, Michael Tucker, Bree Williamson, Patrick Wilson and Robert Woods
•3-4 PM: Gerard Alessandrini, Joan Allen, Bobbie Eakes, Eileen Fulton, Anne Jackson, Forbes March, Logan Marshall-Green, Jeremy Kushnier, Rebecca Luker, David Andrew MacDonald, Donna McKechnie, Donna Murphy and Eli Wallach
Last year's event, which also includes a silent auction and a grand auction, raised $419,464 for BC/EFA. It was the second consecutive year that the United Scenic Designers table raised the most for the charitable organization, bringing in $16,923; the Wicked table took in $12,788 and Avenue Q collected $11,944. A day at The Phantom of the Opera was the big winner in the Grand Auction — the high bid for that package was $8,500. And, two Bette Midler packages, including tickets to her concerts, brought in $7,500 each. The Silent Auction also earned quite a bit of money for BC/EFA, including an autographed Hirschfeld drawing of the late Gwen Verdon for $2,700.
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 $100 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.