Luker, Burns, Benanti, Hoff, Lewis, Cavenaugh, Newman and More Set for BC/EFA Flea Market

News   Luker, Burns, Benanti, Hoff, Lewis, Cavenaugh, Newman and More Set for BC/EFA Flea Market
As previously announced, the 22nd Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction is set for Sunday, Sept. 21. The day-long event is scheduled to begin at 10 AM ET and continue to 7 PM.
Christian Hoff
Christian Hoff

The outdoor fundraiser in Shubert Alley raises money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and features a host of theatrical memorabilia donated by the theatrical community. The day-long event also boasts a Celebrity Table, where theatre fans can purchase autographs by or photos with their favorite stars from Broadway, Off-Broadway and television serials. The well-attended event also includes a Grand Auction, where "singular items and opportunities such as walk-on roles in Broadway shows, television programs and films" are auctioned to the highest bidder.

Celebrities scheduled to appear at the Celebrity Autograph Table and Photo Booth in exchange for donations to BC/EFA include:

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")

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. 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 or call (212) 840-0770.

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