26th Annual Broadway Flea Market Sets September Date
By Andrew Gans
The 26th Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction is set for Sunday, Sept. 23; the day-long event is scheduled to begin at 10 AM ET and continue to 7 PM.
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 "singular items and opportunities such as walk-on roles in Broadway shows, television programs and films" are auctioned to the highest bidder.
Last year's Flea Market, held Sept. 25, 2011, raised $547,658 for Broadway Cares.
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 $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
For more information visit the BC/EFA website at www.bcefa.org or call (212) 840-0770.
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