On Sunday, October 3, 2021, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ much-anticipated Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction once again takes to the streets of New York City’s Theater District.
This year’s in-person event will line Shubert Alley and West 44th and West 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. The silent auction will set up shop in Shubert Alley starting at 10 am. The live auction, starting at 5 pm, will be held in the Times Square pedestrian plaza between West 45th and 46th Streets.
The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction helps fuel Broadway Cares’ support of The Actors Fund, helping everyone in entertainment and the performing arts, and more than 450 social and medical service organizations in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Among the initial shows that will be represented with merchandise at flea market tables are Aladdin, Freestyle Love Supreme,Frozen, Hamilton, The Little Mermaid and Mean Girls with more to come.
Throughout the day, silent auctions will be held in Shubert Alley, hosted by Broadway favorites Todd Buonopane and Jennifer Cody. Every 30 minutes between 10 am and 5 pm, new sets of theater memorabilia will be offered for in-person bids. Silent auction lots are available online now for pre-bidding at broadwaycares.org/fleamarket. Among the treasures up for auction are:
●Funny Girl souvenir program, signed by Barbra Streisand
●Typewriter used by Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy from Hanks’ personal collection
●Set of charcoal sketches drawn onstage by Jake Gyllenhaal during Sunday in the Park with George and signed by Gyllenhaal
●Musical phrases handwritten and signed by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, John Kander, Barry Manilow, Alan Menken, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, Jeanine Tesori and more
●1992 Falsettos poster, signed by the original cast including Stephen Bogardus, Carolee Carmello, Michael Rupert, Barbara Walsh and Chip Zien
●Boots worn by Keanu Reaves in a 1995 Canadian production of Hamlet, plus audio recordings of his opening night performance
●Autograph books from the 1940s that include notes and signatures by Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, Albert Einstein, Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt and more
To get the early scoop on special guests, auction lots and table participants, join The Heart of Broadway Facebook group at broadwaycares.org/theheartofbroadway.
Every dollar donated in person and online during the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auctionwill help those across the country affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other critical illnesses receivehealthy meals, lifesaving medication, emergency financial assistance, housing, counseling and more.
Last year’s virtual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised $316,282. Since 1987, the 34 editions of this beloved annual event have raised more than $15 million.
Information on the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is continually updated at broadwaycares.org.