Alex Brightman and Garett Hawe from Matilda the Musical on Broadway show us some of their favorite finds at 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. Watch them find maggot pillows at the Matilda table, co-stars Christopher Sieber and Lesli Margherita at the Autograph Table, and an opening night gift from The Bridges of Madison County at the Silent Auction.
Broadway fans found everything from rare opening night gifts to classic original Playbills, met their favorite stars and bid on once-in-a-life-time experiences to push the grand total raised Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction to an all-time high of $713,986, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans once again brought thousands of theatre lovers into Times Square, Shubert Alley and onto West 44th Street to explore 65 tables overflowing with unique Broadway memorabilia. They met 61 of Broadway's brightest stars at the Autograph Table and Photo Booth, and bid on 247 Grand Auction lots in live and silent auctions.
The 28 editions of the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#bwayflea), which is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, have raised a grand total of $11 million.
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 $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 450 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.
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