Broadway Flea Market Raises Over Half a Million for BC/EFA

News   Broadway Flea Market Raises Over Half a Million for BC/EFA
The 21st Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, which was held in Shubert Alley Sept. 23, raised $559,810 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, according to a spokesperson for the organization.

Last year's Flea Market — held Sept. 24, 2006 — raised $505,832.

The outdoor theatrical extravaganza, which began at 10 AM, featured several fundraising events, including a Celebrity Table, a Silent Auction, a Grand Auction, a VIP Photo Booth and over 50 tables manned by theatre performers and theatre lovers.

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 $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 or call (212) 840-0770.

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