The stars fans will have the opportunity to meet at this year's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction have been announced, and it's a lineup that will have any theatre fan giddy. The annual event produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares, will be held in the heart of New York City’s theatre district October 1 from 10 AM–7 PM.
Each year, the Broadway Flea Market brings theatrical memorabilia from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows as well as treasures from theatre owners and producing organizations, unions, guilds, marketing groups, ticket agencies, concessionaires, and fan clubs to West 44th and West 45th Streets. Opportunities to get an autograph or snap a photo with some of Broadway's most beloved are also on the annual roster.
This year's Autograph Table and Photo Booth will be headlined by Harvey Fierstein, Tituss Burgess, Danny Burstein, David Byrne, Charlotte d'Amboise, Claybourne Elder, Ann Harada, Cherry Jones, Beth Leavel, Howard McGillan, Debra Monk, Lauren Patten, Michael Urie, and Adrienne Warren.
Also joining will be David Abeles (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Sonya Balsara (Aladdin), DeMarius Copes (Some Like It Hot), Lorna Courtney (& Juliet), Kevin Del Aguila (Some Like It Hot), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors), John Dossett (Wicked), Steve Haggard (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Vincent Jamal Hooper (The Lion King), Zoe Jensen (Six), Elijah Rhea Johnson (MJ), McKenzie Kurtz (Wicked), Melanie La Barrie (& Juliet), Casey Likes (Back to the Future: The Musical), Jose Llana (Here Lies Love), Michael Maliakel (Aladdin), Kimberly Marable (Chicago), Alli Mauzey (Kimberly Akimbo), Bonnie Milligan (Kimberly Akimbo), Michele Pawk (Wicked), Jelani Remy (Back to the Future: The Musical), Austin Scott (& Juliet), Dennis Stowe (Aladdin), Paulo Szot (& Juliet), and L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King). Appearances are subject to change.
A new group of Broadway stars will appear every hour between 11 am and 2 pm on the deck of Junior’s on West 45th Street at Shubert Alley. See the full schedule of Autograph Table appearances here.
The day will also include the annual live action, which Bryan Batt will return alongside auctioneer Nick Nicholson in the Times Square pedestrian plaza between 45th and 46th Streets, as well as the silent auction in Shubert Alley, hosted by Jelani Remy and Michael Goddard. Prizes include a private meet-and-greet with Josh Groban and two VIP seats to see him in the Tony-nominated revival of Sweeney Todd, lunch with Oscar winner and two-time Tony Awards host Ariana DeBose, and more. See the full list of what bidders can take home here.
Theatre lovers around the world also will be able to digitally join in the Flea Market fun with the return of the online #FleaBay auctions on eBay. Details will be announced soon.
Last year’s event raised a record-breaking $1,043,825. Since 1987, the 36 editions of the event have raised more than $17.5 million. Every dollar donated will help ensure a safety net of services for those in the performing arts and help provide access to lifesaving medications, counseling, healthy meals, housing, and more to those across the country living with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses.
Broadway Cares, the philanthropic heart of Broadway, 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 Broadway Cares has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, and other critical illnesses across the United States.