A behind-the-scenes visit to the set of “Smash” is one of the treats up for bid at Sunday’s 26th annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. Also up for grabs: VIP tickets to Barbra Streisand’s second show in Brooklyn and a meet-and-greet with her after the show.
Every year, Broadway’s biggest names line up to participate in the flea market, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Sunday’s event takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Times Square, Shubert Alley and along West 44th Street.
Celebrity guests at this year’s autograph table include Harvey Fierstein, Cheyenne Jackson, Jeremy Jordan, Steve Kazee, Jan Maxwell and Bernadette Peters. Fans can get signatures and pose for pictures with stars in exchange for donations to Broadway Cares. View the schedule here.
Rare cast albums and show posters are among the items for sale at the market, which is geared to theater fans of all financial means. Some of the niftier “Grand Auction” items now open for pre-bidding on broadwaycares.org include:
- Walk-on roles in “The Book of Mormon,” “Bring It On,” “Newsies,” “Once,” and “Rock of Ages”
- Shirts worn by Hugh Jackman and Ricky Martin during their Broadway performances, autographed and dated by each actor
- Lunch with Angela Lansbury
Last year, the flea market raised $547,658, bringing the event's 25-year total to $9,185,327.
Now, go geek out on this 30-second PSA put together by BC/EFA, and tell us you don’t want that jacket from “A Chorus Line."