When the Broadway Flea Market takes its annual bow in Shubert Alley Sept. 24, a slew of theatre stars will be on hand to give out autographs and take photos at the beloved celebrity table. Among the signers are Aida's Adam Pascal and Sherie Rene Scott, Contact's Boyd Gaines, Music Man's Rebecca Luker, Paul Benedict and Ruth Williamson, Kiss Me, Kate's Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie, Ron Holgate and Stanley Wayne Mathis, Saturday Night Fever's Paige Price and Orfeh and The Dinner Party's Henry Winkler. But, as the late night infomercials state, that's not all. This year's Grand Auction features another round of goodies for theatre lovers, from rare autographs and items to personalized music written by Ragtime's Stephen Flaherty. The usual walk-ons abound with Rent, Saturday Night Fever, Jekyll & Hyde and a chance at the conductor's chair with Music Man, as well as VIP tours and guest spots on TV's "Sex and the City," "The West Wing," "Providence," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." Also available will be signed photos of Angela Lansbury, Heather Headley, Carol Burnett, Douglas Sills, Dame Edna or Dame Judi Dench, a one-of-a-kind Phantom of the Opera basket, a "Does Anyone Still Wear a Hat?" hat autographed by Stephen Sondheim, costumes worn by The Real Thing's Tony Award winning stars Jennifer Ehle and Stephen Dillane, six rejected show card designs for Side Show, a Chita Rivera Anything Goes package, chances to attend the opening night parties of The Full Monty, The Rocky Horror Show, Jane Eyre and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, plus a unique Follies package that includes attendance at the first day of rehearsal, an orchestra rehearsal, a tech rehearsal, tickets to the invited dress and to the opening night performance with the party to follow.
The Market starts at 10 AM and concludes with the grand auction, at 4:30 PM. Traditionally, a rain-date is chosen in case the weather is uncooperative, but so far no alternate date has been announced.
For more information on the Flea Market and other BC/EFA events, please visit their website at www.bcefa.org or call (212) 840-0770.