Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
What we do together, makes a difference
10 am – 7 pm
West 44th and West 45th Streets, Shubert Alley and Times Square
Sunday, October 1
It’s time to visit your Broadway happy place. The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction returns to the heart of New York City’s Theater District with unique collectables, unparalleled experiences and celebrated stars on Sunday, October 1.
The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will run from 10 am – 7 pm with tables on West 44th and West 45th Streets, the silent auction in Shubert Alley and the live grand auction wrapping up the day in the Times Square pedestrian plaza between 45th and 46th Streets.
Treasure-filled tables from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, theater owners and producing organizations, unions, guilds, marketing groups, ticket agencies, concessionaires and fan clubs will line West 44th and West 45th Streets. The shows set to have tables the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction are & Juliet; Aladdin; Back to the Future: The Musical; A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical; Hadestown; Hamilton; Here Lies Love; The Lion King; Kimberly Akimbo; Moulin Rouge! The Musical; Six; Some Like It Hot; Sweeney Todd and Wicked, plus special tables honoring The Phantom of the Opera and the 40th anniversary of the original cast of La Cage aux Folles.
The much-loved Autograph Table and Photo Booth returns this year, bringing a slew of starry names ready to sign your Broadway treasures and take selfies. A new cast of performers appears every hour between 11 am and 2 pm on the deck of Junior’s on West 45th Street at Shubert Alley. The effervescent duo of Jim Caruso, host of Jim Caruso’s Cast Party at Birdland, and Ben Cameron, host of Broadway Sessions at the Green Room 42, are set to host the table. See the schedule of Autograph Table appearances.
Online bidding is now open on dozens of unique auction collectibles that will be featured in the silent and live auctions.
Among the bevy of one-of-a-kind treasures and exclusive experiences up for bids are handwritten and signed musical phrases, lunches and backstage meetings with Broadway stars, props used in performances, rare collectibles from vintage Broadway and autographed Playbills and posters from current and classic Broadway shows.
Bidding will continue for the silent auction items in Shubert Alley during the in-person event, with lots rotating every 30 minutes between 10 am and 4 pm.
Broadway and TV favorite Bryan Batt, who’s currently starring in Pay the Writer at Signature Theatre, returns as host of the live auction alongside esteemed auctioneer Nick Nicholson. Back to the Future: The Musical’s Jelani Remy will join forces to co-host the silent auction with veterans Todd Buonopane and Michael Goddard.
Every dollar donated during the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will help ensure a safety net of services for those in the performing arts and help provide access to lifesaving medications, counseling, healthy meals, housing and more to those across the country living with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses.
The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is one of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ longest-held traditions. The event had its humble beginnings more than three decades ago with two tables set up by cast members of A Chorus Line outside their stage door in Shubert Alley. Now, the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is one of the most anticipated events of the season for theater lovers.
Last year’s event raised a record-breaking $1,043,825. Since 1987, the 36 editions of the event have raised more than $17.5 million.
The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is supported by corporate sponsors The New York Times andUnited Airlines
Last year’s highlights