Over 60 Stars Set for 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction!
More than 60 of your favorite stars of stage and television will come together for one unforgettable day to appear Sunday, September 25, 2016, at the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Beloved Broadway and TV favorites from past, current and future shows will gather at the Autograph Table and Photo Booth on the deck of Junior's restaurant, at Shubert Alley and West 45th Street, to meet and take photos with fans from 11 am to 3 pm.
Among the special guests scheduled to appear are top-requested favorites Michael Arden, Carolee Carmello, Corey Cott, Robert Fairchild, Ann Harada, Judy Kaye, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kara Lindsay, Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, Andy Mientus, Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Page, Alice Ripley, and Adrienne Warren.
Those set to join the Autograph Table and Photo Booth who are currently lighting up the Great White Way include Alex Brightman, Danny Burstein, Haven Burton, Leanne Cope, Jason Danieley, Jennifer DiNoia, Jordan Donica, Brandon Victor Dixon, Ali Ewoldt, Aaron C. Finley, Drew Gehling, Josh Grisetti, Heather Headley, Ben Jacoby, Jessica Keenan-Wynn, Chilina Kennedy, Leslie Kritzer, Jeremy Kushnier, Lexi Lawson, Lesli Margherita, Rob McClure, Melanie Moore, James Monroe Iglehart, Rory O'Malley, Christopher John O'Neill, Brad Oscar, Courtney Reed, Jelani Remy, Nic Rouleau, Carrie St. Louis, Jenna Ushkowitz, Ana Villafañe, and Max von Essen.
The Autograph Table and Photo Booth also will include stars of the upcoming theatre season's next big hits, including Christy Altomare, Richard H. Blake, John Bolton, Ariana DeBose, Joel Grey, Rachel Bay Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Derek Klena, Mary Beth Peil, Ben Platt and Jennifer Laura Thompson.
Returning Autograph Table host Jim Caruso of Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland will also welcome stars of this December's highly anticipated TV production of Hairspray Live!, including Tony Award winners Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Mitchell, School of Rock's Shahadi Wright Joseph and newcomerMaddie Baillio, who'll be making her debut as Tracy Turnblad.
Current and upcoming Broadway shows represented at the Autograph Table and Photo Booth include Aladdin, An American in Paris, Anastasia, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, The Cherry Orchard, Chicago, The Color Purple, Dear Evan Hansen, Fiddler on the Roof, Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Matilda The Musical, On Your Feet!, Paramour, The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock - The Musical, Something Rotten!, Waitress and Wicked.
For an hour-by-hour schedule of the appearances, visit broadwaycares.org. Autographs are a minimum $30 donation each hour for all performers that hour;
photo prices vary based on the number of requests per performer.
The Autograph Table and Photo Booth is just one part of the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), a free outdoor event set in Shubert Alley, and along West 44th Street and West 45th Street in New York City's famed theatre district. The day-long event includes silent and live auctions with one-of-a-kind experiences and more than 40 tables full of Broadway treasures.
Recently added tables from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows include Hamilton, The Lion King, Naked Boys Singing, NEWSical The Musical and On Your Feet!, in addition to new tables featuring mementos from beloved closed shows, including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, LES MISERABLES, Rent and Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed.
Bid now on dozens of live and silent auction lots that will be available at the Grand Auction, including exclusive backstage meet-and-greets with Broadway stars, once-in-a-lifetime walk-on experiences and one-of-a-kind theatre memorabilia. Visit broadwaycares.org to bid early.
Last year, the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised an all-time high of $756,655, bringing the event's 29-year total to more than $11.5 million.
The 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is sponsored by The New York Times and United Airlines.
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 $285 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic. Broadway Cares also awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states.