Fans Will Take Center Stage at Broadway Flea Market

By Carey Purcell
19 Sep 2013

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The Celebrity Autograph Table & Photo Booth are the most crowded parts of the market, featuring dozens of stars of stage and screen giving fans the opportunity to get autographs and pose for pictures with their favorite stars from Broadway and Off-Broadway in exchange for donations to Broadway Cares. The most current schedule of stars is listed at broadwaycares.org/autographphoto2013 and on Broadway Care's Facebook page.

Celebrities appearing at the Autograph Table and Photo Booth change hourly between 11 AM – 3 PM, and each paid pass through the line allows fans to meet more than a dozen celebrities. Fans can have up to two items signed by each person appearing in each time slot. The line will officially close at 2 PM for the final hour.

Autographs require a minimum $30 donation each hour for all performers that hour, and photos require a minimum $10 donation per photo with single actor. Photo prices can vary based on the celebrity.



"While company members are helping out at the shows' tables throughout the day, cast members may drop by before their matinees. For prime star sightings, hop in line for the celebrity autograph table and photo booth," Viola and Graziano said. "Every hour a new group of celebrities take their seats so check out the schedule to pick your favorite hours. Many fans begin lining up early to be sure they get to the table. Remember that the schedule can change, so even if you miss your favorite, the table each hour is filled with amazingly talented people anxious to meet you."

The lines are separate for the autograph table and photo booth, and Viola and Graziano recommended planning carefully to ensure shoppers make the most out of their time. They also stressed that no photos are allowed with performers who are signing the autograph table.

The autograph table and photo booth involve waiting in line, so strategizing with friends and fellow shoppers is key at the Flea Market. Before getting in line, shoppers should notify their friends of their favorite shows or items they should keep an eye out for. One savvy shopper could snatch up a great deal or a one-of-a-kind purchase while another is waiting in line.

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