22nd Annual Broadway Flea Market Presented in Shubert Alley Sept. 21

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Silent auctions, a live grand auction, celebrity tables, VIP photo booths and dozens of stands packed with theatrical memorabilia are part of the 22nd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, which is being held in Shubert Alley Sept. 21 beginning at 10 AM.

The day-long fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS runs to 7 PM and will feature appearances by some of Broadway's most acclaimed performers.

Here's a look at just some of what the annual Flea Market has to offer:

Celebrity Tables: Theatre fans can purchase autographs by their favorite stars from Broadway, Off-Broadway and television serials. There is a $25 charge each time one wishes to go through the line.

Those scheduled to take part in the Celebrity Tables include the following talents. (Artists are subject to change.)

11-11:50 AM
Malan Breton ("Project Runway")
Danny Burstein (South Pacific)
Gavin Creel (Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Van Hansis ("As the World Turns")
Neil Haskell (Altar Boyz)
Victorya Hong ("Project Runway")
Jayne Houdyshell (Wicked)
Michael E. Knight ("All My Children")
Ilene Kristen ("One Life to Live")
Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins)
Jake Silbermann ("As the World Turns")
KayCee Stroh (High School Musical) 12 noon-12:50 PM
Loretta Ables Sayre (South Pacific)
Richard H. Blake (Legally Blonde)
Andréa Burns (In the Heights)
Marj Dusay ("Guiding Light")
Robin de Jesús (In the Heights)
Mandy Gonzalez (In the Heights)
Bailey Hanks (Legally Blonde)
Aaron Lazar (Tale of Two Cities)
Beth Leavel (Young Frankenstein)
Priscilla Lopez (In the Heights)
Karen Olivo (In the Heights)
Kevin Spirtas ("One Life to Live")

1-1:50 PM
Laura Benanti (Gypsy)
Kerry Butler (Xanadu)
Jennifer Ferrin (The 39 Steps)
Kathryn Hahn ("Brothers & Sisters," Boeing-Boeing)
Christian Hoff (Jersey Boys)
Brian Kerwin (August: Osage County)
Norm Lewis (The Little Mermaid)
Marcy Rylan ("Guiding Light")
Robin Strasser ("One Life to Live")

2-2:50 PM
Justis Bolding ("One Life to Live")
Mario Cantone (Sex and the City)
Matt Cavenaugh (A Catered Affair)
Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America)
Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q)
John Driscoll ("Guiding Light")
Melissa Claire Egan ("All My Children")
Nicole Forester ("Guiding Light")
Robert Newman ("Guiding Light")
Chrishell Stause ("All My Children")

3-3:50 PM
Amanda Baker ("All My Children")
Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid)
Ewa Da Cruz ("As the World Turns")
Trent Dawson ("As the World Turns")
Derek Keeling (Grease)
Chris March ("Project Runway")
Phyllis Newman (Subways Are for Sleeping)
Marian Seldes (Deuce)
Lynn Redgrave (Grace)
Marnie Schulenberg ("As the World Turns")

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VIP Photo Booths: Those who will be part of the Celebrity Photo Booths include Laura Benanti (Gypsy), Kerry Butler (Xanadu), Mario Cantone ("Sex & The City"), Melissa Claire Eagan ("All My Children"), Bailey Hanks (Legally Blonde), Van Hansis & Jake Silbermann ("As The World Turns"), Christian Hoff (Jersey Boys, Pal Joey), Aaron Lazar (Tale of Two Cities), Beth Leavel (Young Frankenstein), Priscilla Lopez (In the Heights), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Chris March ("Project Runway"), Lynne Redgrave (Grace, "Georgy Girl"), as well as cast members from In the Heights and [title of show].

Two Celebrity Photo Booths will be in operation:

First booth: "For a minimum $10 donation, individual celebrities from the autograph tables will come to the booth and have their photos taken with fans. Each BC/EFA photo will include one autographed photo frame. Individual celebrities for the first photo booth will be announced at the Flea Market & Grand Auction throughout the day."

Second booth: "For a minimum of $40, special groupings of celebrities (groups of 2 or more) are scheduled and available to have their photo taken with fans. Each BC/EFA photo will include one autographed photo frame."

Special groupings that are currently scheduled for Sept. 21:

  • Starting at 11 AM: Van Hansis and Jake Silbermann from "As The World Turns."
  • Starting at noon: cast members from In the Heights.
  • Starting at 1 PM: cast members from [title of show]. * * *

    Dozens of Tables of Theatrical Memorabilia: Some of the items that will be found at just a few of the tables follow.

    Broadway Beat table: DVDs of Broadway Bares, The Easter Bonnet Competition, Gypsy of the Year and Nothin' Like a Dame are available for sale. Also on sale is the DVD of The Leading Men III concert, which was conceived by former Playbill.com columnist Wayman Wong, directed by Alan Muraoka, hosted by Shrek's John Tartaglia and boasted performances by Tom Andersen, Skylar Astin, David Burnham, Jim Caruso, Jonathan Groff, Aaron Lazar, Norm Lewis, Michael McElroy, Skie Ocasio, Aaron Ramey, Robb Sapp, Benjamin Schrader, Christopher Sieber, Marcus Simeone, Bobby Steggert and Jim Walton. Seth Rudetsky was the musical director.

    Playbill table: The fourth edition of the Playbill Broadway Yearbook, the comprehensive, 528-page hardcover book that features a chapter for each of the 70 shows that ran on Broadway between June 2007 and May 2008 will be on sale. The three previous editions of the Yearbook will also be sold: cost is $20 for one book, $35 for two, $50 for three and $65 for all four books. A free Playbill Radio black canvas tote bag will be given out with all purchases (while supplies last). The 2006-2007 Broadway Season Playbill Cocktail Glasses, four glasses per set (priced $10), will also be available.

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    Grand Auction: The highlight of the Flea Market features "singular items and opportunities such as walk-on roles in Broadway shows, television programs and films" that are auctioned to the highest bidder. The Grand Auction begins at 4:30 PM in Shubert Alley.

    Some of the items that will be up for bid during the Grand Auction follow:

  • Walk-on roles in Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked and Jersey Boys.
  • Tickets and backstage VIP treatment to The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King and Mary Poppins.
  • The original exit door of the Nederlander Theatre with a photo of Jesse L. Martin as Collins and Idina Menzel as Maureen in Rent, signed by Martin.
  • Ray Klausen's original set model for the Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, signed by Terrence Howard, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, James Earl Jones, and the Broadway cast.
  • Deuce's onstage tennis trophy signed by Angela Lansbury and Marian Seldes. For a complete list of items available in the Silent and Grand Auctions, visit www.broadwaycares.org.

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    Last year's Flea Market — held Sept. 23, 2007, in Shubert Alley — raised $559,810 for BC/EFA. The tables that raised the most money included Broadway Beat ($15,016) and United Scenic Artists ($10,402). The show table that took in the most money was Xanadu ($10,138). Tyne Daly's table brought in $6,370, while the Playbill table raised $6,331 for the charitable organization. At the silent auction, a fragment of the score for Jersey Boys' "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" brought in $2,200, while the grand auction took in $12,000 for a walk-on role in Rent with co-stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp.

    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 $130 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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