Breaking News Flash BC/EFA's 23rd Annual Flea Market: Due to unexpected bad weather conditions the event has changed venue and will now be held indoors at Roseland Ballroom and not at Shubert Alley
Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS has announced that, in anticipation of weather conditions tomorrow, the 23RD ANNUAL Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will continue as planned and will now be held on Sunday, September 27 at Roseland Ballroom (239 W 52nd Street, between Broadway & 8th Avenue).
ï¿½Weï¿½ve weathered gray skies, been sprinkled on or even covered up for a few minutes of downpour, but never in the history of the Broadway Flea Market have we had such dire weather predictions,ï¿½ said Tom Viola, BC/EFA Executive Director. ï¿½Our main concern is the safety, health and comfort of BC/EFAï¿½s many friends participating in the Flea Market and Grand Auction and, of course, that of thousands of supporters and theatre fans. I hope you will join us at Roseland.ï¿½
Previously planned to be held in Shubert Alley, the event will now take place indoors at Roseland and is free and open to the public. From posing with your favorite Broadway and Daytime stars for photos, to buying that lost cast recording, signed show posters and Playbills, rare costume sketches or special gift for a theatre-lover you canï¿½t find anywhere ï¿½ this yearï¿½s Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction promises to offer something for everyone.
The Grand Auction has always been the highlight of the Flea Market event - this year will the following lots are included in the auction and will be up for bidding!
- Make your Broadway debut in one of Broadwayï¿½s hit shows. Donï¿½t miss the chance to bid on the opportunity to have a walk-on role in Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked and Chicago.
- Opening night tickets to Superior Donuts, Wishful Drinking, The Royal Family, Memphis, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound, Finian's Rainbow, Ragtime, Fela, A Little Night Music and The Addams Family.
- Win VIP tickets to tapings of ï¿½Saturday Night Liveï¿½ and ï¿½The Colbert Report.ï¿½
Donï¿½t miss your chance to own rare, one-of-a kind Broadway memorabilia, including: the jeans worn by Daniel Radcliffe onstage in Equus, the mask worn by Broadway's longest running ï¿½Phantom,ï¿½ Howard McGillan, in his final performance on Broadway, Gwen Verdon's top hat from Chicago, the seagull prop from last fall's acclaimed production of The Seagull, Mark Rylance's shirt and tie worn in his Tony Award winning performance in Boeing-Boeing, the chair used on the set of The Norman Conquests, the stone paver from the set of Exit The King and more!
Celebrities scheduled to appear at the Celebrity Autograph Table and Photo Booth in exchange for donations to BC/EFA include elebrities scheduled to appear at the Celebrity Autograph Table and Photo Booth in exchange for donations to BC/EFA include: Sebastian Arcelus (Jersey Boys), Elizabeth Ashley, Bryan Batt (Mad Men), P.J. Benjamin (Wicked), Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), Stephanie J. Block (9 to 5), Danny Burstein (South Pacific), Matt Cavenaugh (West Side Story), Kathleen Chalfant, Will Chase (Billy Elliot: The Musical), Alex Cole ("As the World Turns"), Ewa da Cruz ("As the World Turns"), Jason Danieley (Curtains), Quentin Earl Darrington (Ragtime), Diana DeGarmo (The Toxic Avenger), Bonnie Dennison (ï¿½Guiding Lightï¿½), Ellen Dolan ("As the World Turns"), Marj Dusay (ï¿½Guiding Lightï¿½), Bobbie Eakes ("All My Children), Tovah Feldshuh (Irenaï¿½s Vow), Harvey Fierstein, John Glover (The Royal Family), Montego Glover (Memphis), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Haydn Gwynne (Billy Elliot: The Musical), Van Hansis (ï¿½As the World Turnsï¿½), Rosemary Harris (The Royal Family), Jessica Hecht (Neil Simonï¿½s Brighton Beach Memoirï¿½s and Broadway Bound), Dana Ivey, Judith Ivey, Greg Jbara (Billy Elliot: The Musical), Chad Kimball (Memphis), Beth Leavel (Mamma Mia!), Jessica Leccia (CBS, ï¿½Guiding Lightï¿½), Priscilla Lopez (In the Heights), Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins), David Andrew MacDonald (ï¿½The Guiding Light"), Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages), Marin Mazzie (Spamalot), Cady McClain ("As the World Turns"), Debra Monk (Curtains), Javier Munoz (In the Heights), Robert Newman (ï¿½Guiding Lightï¿½), Dominic Nolfi (Jersey Boys), Christiane Noll (Ragtime), Karen Olivo (West Side Story), Steven Pasquale (Reasons to be Pretty), Bernadette Peters, Julie Pinson (ï¿½As the World Turnsï¿½), Anthony Rapp (Rent), Vanessa Ray (ï¿½As the World Turnsï¿½), Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Chita Rivera, Mo Rocca (ï¿½CBS Sunday Morning,ï¿½ ï¿½The Daily Showï¿½), Thomas Sadoski (Reasons to be Pretty), Loretta Ables Sayre (South Pacific), Marian Seldes, Marnie Schulenburg ("As the World Turns"), Carole Shelley (Billy Elliot: The Musical), Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), J. Robert Spencer (Next to Normal), Chrishell Stause (ï¿½All My Children), Robin Strasser (ï¿½One Life to Liveï¿½), Bobby Steggert (Ragtime), Caitlin Van Zandt (ï¿½Guiding Lightï¿½).
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) is the nationï¿½s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fund raising and grant making organization. BC/EFA is the on-going, committed response from the American theater community to an urgent worldwide health crisis. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of this community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes across the United States. Since itï¿½s founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $140 million for critically needed services for people with AIDS, HIV, or HIV-related illnesses.
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