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The 24th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, which was held Sept. 26 in Shubert Alley, raised a total of $476,917 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Since its debut in 1987, the 24 editions of The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction have raised a grand total of $8,638,669 for BC/EFA.
A total of $239,342 was raised by 72 tables: Highest earners were the booths hosted by the Broadway show Wicked ($19,834) and ”Broadway Beat” ($12,171).
This year’s Silent Auction included 114 items and raised $55,925. The top item sold was an A Little Night Music “Soon” musical phrase, handwritten and signed by Stephen Sondheim that went for $3,500.
This year’s grand auction, which featured longtime BC/EFA auctioneer Lorna Kelly and actor Bryan Batt (TV’s “Mad Men”), featured 44 “lots,” which raised $126,650. The top-selling lot was a walk-on role in the Broadway show Wicked that when for $16,500.
Broadway and daytime stars made appearances at the Autograph Table and Celebrity Photo Booths, which was emceed by Jim Caruso and raised $9,765. Dozens of stars donated their time and support to the tables, including Kate Baldwin, Bryan Batt, PJ Benjamin, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, Mario Cantone, Kathleen Chalfant, Kristin Chenoweth, Terri Colombino, Stephanie D’Abruzzo, Jason Danieley, Ellen Dolan, Richard Easton, Malcolm Gets, Mandy Gonzalez, Montego Glover, Julie Halston, Ann Harada, Sean Hayes, Jessica Hecht, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Matthew Hydzik, Gregory Jbara, Cherry Jones, Andy Karl, Chad Kimball, Levi Kreis, Dan Lauria, Aaron Lazar, Judith Light, Robert Britton Lyons, Lorna Luft, David Andrew MacDonald, Andrea McArdle, Marin Mazzie, Jerry Mitchell, Julia Murney, Donna Murphy, Bebe Neuwirth, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O’Hara, Denis O’Hare, Orfeh, Austin Peck, Anthony Rapp, Vanessa Ray, Alice Ripley, Carole Shelley, Jordin Sparks, Elizabeth Stanley, Bobby Steggert, John Tartaglia, Patrick Wilson, Julie White, Colleen Zenk.
Last year’s Flea Market raised $403,929 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
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 over $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States