19th Annual Broadway Flea Market Raises More Than $544,00 for BC/EFA

News   19th Annual Broadway Flea Market Raises More Than $544,00 for BC/EFA
The 19th Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction — held Sept. 25 in Shubert Alley — raised $544,037 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The previous year's Flea Market raised $419,800.

The outdoor theatrical extravaganza, which began at 10 AM, featured several fundraising events, including a Celebrity Table, a Silent Auction, a Grand Auction and various booths manned by theatre performers and theatre lovers.

The booth that raised the most money this year was the booth hosted by the United Scenic Artists, which raised $23,865. The show booth that raised the most money was Wicked which raised $7,854.

The rankings are a mirror of last year's event, in which the United Scenic Designers table raised the top amount, bringing in $16,923, with the Wicked table taking in $12,788.

Among other highlights, the booth representing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels sold autographed photos of their star Norbert Leo Butz taken at his high school prom. And Andy Karl, currently appearing in the Off-Broadway show Slut, spent an hour at his show's booth autographing posters while dressed only in chili pepper lights. In that hour, he helped raise $1,000. 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.

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