Walk-On Roles in Kinky Boots, Cinderella, Once and More Up for Bid in 27th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction
By Andrew Gans
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will present the 27th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Sept. 22 from 10 AM-7 PM along West 44th Street (between Broadway and Eighth Avenue) and in Shubert Alley.
The annual event allows theatre fans the chance to purchase unique showbiz treasures, meet their favorite cast members and bid on exclusive backstage experiences.
Dozens of auction items are now available for pre-bidding at broadwaycares.org, including the following:
Silent auction lots will be opened every half hour from 10 AM-3:30 PM Sept. 22; the live auction begins at 5 PM. Pre-bidding on silent and live auction lots is available online now through 10 AM ET Sept. 21.
More than 50 tables full of Broadway memorabilia, trinkets, Playbills and one-of-a-kind treasures will line West 44th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. Among the shows scheduled to have tables this year are Annie, Cinderella, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, Motown: The Musical, Newsies, Once, Pippin, The Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, The Trip to Bountiful and Wicked.T
The Celebrity Autograph Table & Photo Booth will feature dozens of stars of stage and screen. The line-up of celebrities will be announced Sept. 11.
Last year, the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised a record-breaking $681,892, bringing the event's 26-year total to $9,870,369.
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 $225 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
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