Times Square turned into every theatre lover’s dream as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presented the record-setting 26th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction on Sunday, September 23, 2012. The all day, outdoor extravaganza featured celebrities from Broadway’s biggest shows, live and silent auctions with once-in-a-lifetime experiences and exclusive backstage access, and one-of-a-kind theatre treasures.
BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture all of the excitement of the day! Here are photos from backstage!
Among the priceless lots available through this year's Grand Auction was the opportunity to meet the legendary Barbra Streisand, a private lunch with stage-and-screen icon Angela Lansbury, opening night VIP tickets to 15 of this season's new Broadway shows, the shirts off Hugh Jackman’s and Ricky Martin's backs – literally, and much more.
Broadway and Off-Broadway shows were represented at flea market tables offering show biz memorabilia not available anywhere else, including props and set pieces, custom-made keepsakes from costumes and rigging, handcrafted ornaments and dolls, and other theatrical riches.
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 more than $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States. Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 400 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic. For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org
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Photos by Linda Lenzi
Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena
Derek Klena, Lindsay Mendez and Harvey Fierstein
Celia Keenan-Bolger and Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Kyle Dean Massey
Quinn Van Antwerp
Stephanie J. Block