By Andrew Gans
19 Sep 2007
|Photo by Bruce Glikas|
The Sept. 23 outdoor fundraiser raises money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and features theatrical memorabilia donated by the theatre community. The day-long event (10 AM-7 PM) also boasts a Celebrity Booth, where theatre fans can purchase autographs by, or photos with, their favorite stars from Broadway, Off-Broadway and television serials. There is a $25 charge each time one walks through the Celebrity Booth line.
As of press time, those scheduled to take part in the Celebrity Booth include the following talents.
11-11:50 AM: Bebe Neuwirth, F. Murray Abraham, Sir Ian McKellen, John Gallagher Jr., Jonathan Groff, Kevin Chamberlin, Lea Michele, Marcy Rylan, Marnie Schulenburg, Michael Arden, Milena Govich, Paige Davis.
Noon-12:50 PM: Andy Karl, Anthony Rapp, Cheyenne Jackson, Christian Hoff, Ilene Kristen, JoAnne Worley, Julia Murney, Kerry Butler, Laura Bell Bundy, Laura Osnes, Marj Dusay, Max Crumm, Michael Berresse, Orfeh
2-2:50 PM: Alexandra Chando, Bryan Batt, Christine Ebersole, Dana Ivey, Jake Silberman, Jill Eikenberry, Kamar de los Reyes, Lucie Arnaz, Michael Tucker, Phyllis Newman, Robin Strasser, Scott Bryce, Sherri Saum, Tituss Burgess, Tyne Daly, Van Hansis
3-3:50 PM: Amy Irving, Bernadette Peters, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Christopher Sieber, Corin Redgrave, Donna Murphy, Jeff Branson, Jessica Leccia, Kathleen Chalfant, Lynn Redgrave, Melissa Claire Egan, Nicole Forester, Robert Newman, Vanessa Redgrave.
Last year's Flea Market — held Sept. 24, 2006, in Shubert Alley — raised $505,832 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The booth that raised the most money ($24,311) was hosted by the United Scenic Artists. The show booth that raised the most money was The Phantom of the Opera, which took in $13,230. Since its debut in 1987, the annual fundraiser has brought in $6,551,418 for BC/EFA.
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 $110 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.