The Star-Studded 26th Annual Broadway Flea Market
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presented the 26th Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction 10 AM-7 PM Sept. 23. Items up for grabs at the 2012 event included walk-on appearances in Newsies, Once and more; lunch with Angela Lansbury; and shirts worn by Hugh Jackman and Ricky Martin. Read the Playbill.com story.
The 2012 Easter Bonnet Competition in Performance
The 26th annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition raised $3,677,855 in six weeks of nightly curtain-call appeals, the third-highest total in the history of the event. The number was revealed at the April 24 performance of skits, songs and dances that make up the unique fundraiser-show, at the Minskoff Theatre. Read the Playbill.com story.
Meet the 2012 Broadway Bears
The 15th annual and grand finale Broadway Bears fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will be presented March 18 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. The yearly event features a host of teddy bears dressed as famous Broadway characters, and autographed. Read the Playbill.com story.
The 23rd Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition
Literally auctioning the shirt off his back at performances of Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway helped Tony-winning Australian native Hugh Jackman to raise a one-show record of $857,740 as part of the 23rd Annual Gypsy of the Year competition, pushing the total for the Dec. 5-6 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising event to a new overall record of $4,895,253. Read the Playbill.com story.