PHOTO CALL: The Star-Studded 27th Annual Broadway Flea Market
By Matthew Blank
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presented the 27th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Sept. 22 from 10 AM-7 PM along West 44th Street (between Broadway and Eighth Avenue) and in Shubert Alley.
The annual event allows theatre fans the chance to purchase unique showbiz treasures, meet their favorite cast members and bid on exclusive backstage experiences.
The Celebrity Autograph Table & Photo Booth featured dozens of stars of stage and screen. Fans had the opportunity to get autographs and pose for pictures with their favorite stars from Broadway and Off-Broadway in exchange for donations to Broadway Cares. Among those schedule to appear were Laura Benanti, Len Cariou, Gabriel Ebert, Sutton Foster, Harriet Harris, Shuler Hensley, Cherry Jones, Judith Light, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Bebe Neuwirth, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Faith Prince, Robert Cuccioli, Santino Fontana, Jeremy Jordan, Aaron Lazar, Jan Maxwell, Lindsay Mendez, Julia Murney, Rory O'Malley, Laura Osnes, Patrick Page, Christopher Sieber, Matthew James Thomas and Patrick Wilson, among others.
Last year, the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised a record-breaking $681,892, bringing the event's 26-year total to $9,870,369.
A mobile-friendly map of the Broadway Flea Market tables as well as complete lists of all silent and live auction lots are available for smartphone users at broadwaycares.org/flea.
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 $225 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
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