The 33rd annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised $870,167 to benefit Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS.
The event was filled with Broadway stars, silent auctions and live auctions giving away Broadway gems and experiences to the highest bidder. Some of the items up for grabs in the silent auction included a life-size cutout of Jelani Alladin as the star of Public Works’ summer production of Hercules, customized brooms from Jujamcyn Theaters to represent the years they “swept” the Tony Awards and a larger-than-life fuzzy “Q” from the long-running production of Avenue Q.
The money made from this event will go towards lifesaving medication, healthy meals, emergency assistance and social service support to those most in need in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. After 33 years Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction’s annual event collectively raised 15.4 million dollars.
A popular live auction experience was an unforgettable day with The Phantom of the Opera, including an onstage appearance in the Hannibal Opera sequence, a rehearsal with the stage manager and dance captain, a costume fitting with the wardrobe department, a wig fitting, special makeup designed just for the winner and more. Another experience available was lunch with Tony Award-winning Hadestown actor André De Shields, including VIP house seats to the show and a handmade Hermes doll made in De Shields’ likeness.