29th Annual Broadway Flea Market Is Coming!

The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans will return Sunday, September 27, 2015, as the 29th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction makes an encore appearance in Times Square, Shubert Alley and along West 44th Street. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#bwayflea) is a free, once-a-year outdoor market. Theatre fans will have the opportunity to take home one-of-a-kind show biz memorabilia, meet dozens of stars from Broadway, TV and film, and bid throughout the day on exclusive Broadway items from props and costume pieces to unique, once-in-a-lifetime backstage experiences. The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will run from 10 AM to 7 PM in the pedestrian plaza along Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets, along West 44th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues and in the Broadway Flea Market’s first home in Shubert Alley. New silent auctions start every 30 minutes throughout the day; the live auction begins at 5 pm. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT BROADWAYCARES.ORG. Shows and organizations participating in the flea market, packages to be offered in the grand auction and stars set to appear at the autograph table & photo booth will be announced in September. Last year's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised an all-time high $713,986. Since 1987, the 28 editions of this highly anticipated annual event have raised $11 million. “The money from every item bought or bid on goes toward helping ensure that those battling HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses receive lifesaving medication and health care, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance,” said Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. “When Broadway fans come together, they truly make a difference.” The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is generously sponsored by The New York Times and United Airlines. 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/Equity Fights AIDS 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. Broadway Cares also awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states. Be sure to check out other Broadway-related news!