22nd Annual Broadway Flea Market Sets September Date

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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.

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. 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 www.bcefa.org or call (212) 840-0770.

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