More than 70 tables full of Broadway memorabilia, collectible Playbills and one-of-a-kind gems line West 44th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Among the shows scheduled to be represented at tables were Aladdin, Allegiance, An American in Paris, Avenue Q, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, China Doll, Fiddler on the Roof, Fun Home, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Hamilton, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, Newsies, On the Town, The Phantom of the Opera, Something Rotten!, Sylvia and Wicked.
The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction took over the pedestrian plaza along Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets while lining West 44th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues and filling the Flea Market’s original home in Shubert Alley. Dozens of items were available throughout the day at the Grand Auction’s silent and live auctions.
Bryan Batt and Lorna Kelly hosted the live auction. Actors Stephen Wallem and Kirsten Wyatt co-hosted the silent auction.
Among the items being auctioned: lunch with Chita Rivera; ballet slippers autographed by Sarah Brightman; a Phantom of the Opera mask signed by original Phantom Michael Crawford; a dance bag signed by Gwen Verdon; walk-ons in Jersey Boys, Beautiful, Kinky Boots, Lion King and others; opening-night tickets and cast party passes to Allegiance, On Your Feet!, Misery, Fiddler on the Roof, School of Rock and more. See the complete list here. More than 60 Broadway actors were part of the Autograph Table and Photo Booth.
Scheduled stars included Michael Arden, Annaleigh Ashford, Bryan Batt, Richard H. Blake, Heidi Blickenstaff, Stephanie J. Block, Sierra Boggess, John Bolton, Matt Bogart, Alex Brightman, Danny Burstein, Haven Burton, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Scott J. Campbell, John Cariani, Geneva Carr, Michael Cerveris, Kathleen Chalfant, Katie Rose Clarke, Chuck Cooper, Leanne Cope, Gavin Creel, Brian d’Arcy James, Brandon Victor Dixon, Laura Dreyfuss, Robert Fairchild, Jonathan Groff, Ann Harada, Jessica Hecht, Cherry Jones, Adam Kantor, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Laura Michelle Kelly, Andy Kelso, Alix Korey, Marc Kudisch, Judy Kuhn, Telly Leung, Jose Llana, Jake Lucas, Sydney Lucas, Rebecca Luker, Beth Malone, Lesli Margherita, Andy Mientus, Ruthie Ann Miles, Bebe Neuwirth, Christopher John O’Neill, Brad Oscar, Ben Platt, Colin Quinn, Kate Reinders, Chita Rivera, Robert Sella, Christopher Sieber, Emily Skeggs, Phillipa Soo, Jarrod Spector, Sarah Stiles, Brandon Uranowitz, Quinn VanAntwerp, Max von Essen, Shanice Williams, Julie White and Josh Young as well as Jim Caruso, who will host.
Broadway shows represented at the Autograph Table and Photo Booth included Allegiance, Amazing Grace, An American in Paris, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, Dames at Sea, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, Hand to God, Jersey Boys, The King and I, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Something Rotten!, Spring Awakening, Sylvia and Tuck Everlasting.
Last year, the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised $713,986, bringing the event's 28-year total to more than $11 million.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 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 BC/EFA has raised more than $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.