Would you like a walk-on role in “The Book of Mormon”? How about lunch with five-time Tony Award winner and three-time Oscar nominee Angela Lansbury, or a VIP set visit to “Smash”? If any of these are on your bucket list, visit the 26th Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction in Times Square’s Shubert Alley on Sunday, Sept. 23. There you will have the chance to bid on all of these experiences as well as meet some of Broadway’s biggest talents. Proceeds from the event benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The day-long market and auction, open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., includes a live and silent auction where attendees will have the chance to score one-of-a-kind theater keepsakes like lost cast recordings, signed posters, rare costume sketches, and costumes worn by the likes of Hugh Jackman and Ricky Martin. Other one-of-a-kind items include musical phrases written by Stephen Sondheim, Bob Gaudio and Frankie Valli, and Billie Joe Armstrong. Also on offer are opening night VIP tickets and party passes to productions, including the upcoming “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “The Anarchist,” starring Patti LuPone and Debra Winger.
In addition, there will be the always-popular celebrity autograph table and photo booth, which will feature Harvey Fierstein, Bebe Neuwirth, and Bernadette Peters, among others.
Over its 25 years in operation, the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction has raised a staggering $9,185,327.