BC/EFA Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction 2014

Wickedmonkey332
Featured Actor
joined:5/2/13
With the BC/EFA Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction just one month away, I would love to hear what everyone is hoping to find amongst the tables and who everyone is hoping to meet at the Autograph Table / Photo Booth!
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
My dream (as always) is that Angela Lansbury will do the autograph table. But I highly doubt that will happen.
HighFlyingAdored97
Understudy
joined:3/17/14
When exactly do we find out who is doing the autograph table? I'm guessing in 1-2 weeks?
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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Probably around 2 weeks or so. But it's not official until you actually SEE them sitting at the table. Every year, there's always 3 or 4 people who back out the day before or the day of and a lot of times you don't even know that until you get up to the table and don't see them there.
Wickedmonkey332
Featured Actor
joined:5/2/13
Jordan, Ihave actually had a recurring dream of meeting Angela at the photo booth. It would be amazing. Also, in addition to people not showing up, I have had people sitting in front of me who had not previously been announced. Its a nice surprise.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
The unannounced people piss me off, if they're people I like since I Sony have anything for them to sign.
gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
Would love to see Idina do it, with her being on broadway currently, and she did the BCEFA Spring thing, so maybe. I doubt it, but I would love it!
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
I remember last year I had brought my Young Frankenstein poster for Sutton to sign and I discovered on the way there that she suddenly had to cancel because of a family emergency. But it was a great supersize when Andrea Martin showed up unannounced, so on the bright side the poster did get signed by someone! As for stuff I'm looking for:

- Heathers Show Jacket (I know for a fact they were made and I hope someone donated theirs).
- Violet Cast Signed Playbill and/or window card
- Cheap Playbills (for trading and me)
- Cheap Window Cards
- Show Jackets in General
- Anything That Catches My Eye

I'm really not picky at the flea market. I like a wide range of shows and if the price is right and I want it enough I will buy it. Plus you never know what you could find. Every year I find something unexpected.

As for people I would love to meet my #1 is Betty Buckley. I want her to sign my Carrie poster SO bad! Lol.




Updated On: 8/22/14 at 05:34 PM
sorano916
Featured Actor
joined:8/6/08
Do shows that recently close usually have tables? I'm hoping to get some Rocky, Heathers, Newsies & Bullets things... I'm just wondering because it's usually the cast or crew or production teams manning the tables...
millie_dillmount
Broadway Legend
joined:4/22/04
Sorano916, I'm not sure if they'll have tables, but you may be able to find stuff from those shows regardless.
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Marianne2
Broadway Legend
joined:3/28/08
I've gotten stuff from shows that had been closed for awhile, so there will most likely be stuff from the recent ones.

I hope to find more show cups. And I'm not sure what else.
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gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
^ I think it really depends. Last year there was very little Merch from shows that closed. I was looking everywhere for Drood stuff but there was none to be found.
ArtMan
Broadway Legend
joined:9/10/08
So when they have t shirts and caps they are from current shows? This will be my first time going. I am only interested in the end of the day cheap crap. That is why I assumed it would be cheap, because the shows have closed.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
You'll likely find stuff from all current shows, shows that have recently closed and shows from the past few seasons. At the end of the day though (and speaking from experience), the only shirts that are left are generally the smallest sizes you could imagine. If you're looking for Mediums, Larges or even XL's, you'll be out of luck.
ArtMan
Broadway Legend
joined:9/10/08
Thanks for the tip, Jordan. I'm far from a small. In your experience, what is the typical price for a closed or older show, mid-day, for caps or t shirts.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Probably $5-$10. I'm not big on show shirts but I think that's around what I've spent in the past when I did get one.
ArtMan
Broadway Legend
joined:9/10/08
Thanks for the info.
Wickedmonkey332
Featured Actor
joined:5/2/13
I mostly look for props and other rare items. Last year, I bought almost everything that the Matilda table sold as most of it was props and hand-made items. This year I am looking for some Bridges Merch and some souvenir programs from closed shows that I saw like Rocky.
Phillytheatreguy10
Leading Actor
joined:7/22/12
Can someone refresh my memory, do shows collect at the theater during this time or are they just at the flea market? When do they collect in theaters? Major brain fart moment!
Renthead1980
Chorus Member
joined:8/8/14
When do they usually announce autograph table appearances ? Does anyone know
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Probably in about 2 weeks.
neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
Phillytheatreguy they collect at the theatre during the winter holidays, I think.
Pammylicious
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/10
I look for OCR cds...last year I got twelve. Some current show, some recently closed and some closed for a while. The cds are usually of the promotional variety or have cracked jewel cases so weren't good to sell at the theater. Last year I got a promo cd of Kinky Boots for $2.

And I got a great Wicked ladies shirt at some table for $5. In a large.

Updated On: 8/29/14 at 09:59 AM
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
BCEFA does spring and winter collections. But no, not during the flea market.

I loved some of those Wicked shirts. I didn't get one because I didn't like Wicked enough, though!
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saulssweetie
Chorus Member
joined:1/5/08
I would love to find anything from Murder for Two. Script or score would be amazing!
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
I agree that buying OCR's are a must for the flea market. Las year I got Women on the Verge, Motown (still in shrink wrap), and a tony voters Hands On a Hardbody promo CD. But the funny thing was that it had like 16 songs on it so it is almost the whole cast recording. I got all 3 for $10.

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