The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction returns for its 31st anniversary on September 24 in Shubert Alley and runs from 10 AM and continues to 7 PM.
Special guests include Bryan Batt, Andréa Burns, Michael Cerveris, Gideon Glick, Sas Goldberg, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Rebecca Luker, Lesli Margherita, Lindsay Mendez, Alice Ripley, Krysta Rodriguez, Christopher Sieber, and Max von Essen.
On the Autograph Table and Photo Booth:
Christy Altomare, John Bolton, Derek Klena and Mary Beth Peil from Anastasia
Kate Baldwin from Hello, Dolly!
James Barbour, Ali Ewoldt and Rodney Ingram from The Phantom of the Opera
Reed Birney from 1984
Richard H. Blake and Bobby Conte Thornton from A Bronx Tale The Musical
Jon Jon Briones from Miss Saigon
Jackie Burns and Amanda Jane Cooper from Wicked
Carolee Carmello and Hugh Panaro from Sweeney Todd
Charlotte d’Amboise and Tom Hewitt from Chicago
John Dossett from War Paint
Zachary Downer and Mamie Parris from Cats
Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones, Will Roland and Jennifer Laura Thompson from Dear Evan Hansen
Jenn Gambatese and Eric Petersen from School of Rock – The Musical
Drew Gehling and Betsy Wolfe from Waitress
Mandy Gonzalez, Lexi Lawson and Javier Muñoz from Hamilton
Ben Jacoby, Chilina Kennedy, Kara Lindsay and Evan Todd from Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Chad Kimball from Come From Away
Beth Leavel and Laura Osnes from Bandstand
Telly Leung and Courtney Reed from Aladdin
Billy Porter from Kinky Boots
Jelani Remy and L. Steven Taylor from The Lion King
Nic Rouleau and Brian Sears from The Book of Mormon
John Rubinstein from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Julie White from A Doll’s House, Part 2
The Autograph Table and Photo Booth also will include stars of the upcoming theatre season, including:
Stephanie J. Block from Brigadoon at City Center
Danny Burstein from Describe the Night
John Cariani from The Band’s Visit
Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell and Barrett Wilbert Weed from Mean Girls
Hailey Kilgore from Once on This Island
Bernadette Peters from Hello, Dolly!
Autographs are a minimum $30 donation each hour for all performers that hour; photo prices vary based on the number of requests per performer.
The free outdoor event includes silent and live auctions with unique experiences and tables full of Broadway treasures.
Bid now on dozens of live and silent auction lots that will be available at the Grand Auction, including exclusive backstage meet-and-greets with Broadway stars, once-in-a-lifetime walk-on experiences and one-of-a-kind theatre memorabilia. Visit broadwaycares.org to bid early.
There will be more than 50 tables full of Broadway memorabilia, collectible Playbills and unique gems. Among the shows scheduled to have tables this year are Aladdin; Anastasia; Beautiful – The Carole King Musical; A Bronx Tale The Musical; Dear Evan Hansen; Hamilton; Hello, Dolly!; Kinky Boots; The Lion King; Miss Saigon; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812; NEWSical The Musical; The Phantom of the Opera; School of Rock – The Musical, Sweeney Todd; Waitress and Wicked. The latest list of participating shows and organizations can be found at broadwaycares.org.
Broadway Cares will be working with The New York City Police Department and Times Square Alliance to ensure attendees safety while exploring the countless treasures at the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction.
Last year’s Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised a record breaking $782,081, bringing the event’s 30-year total to more than $12.2 million.
Ahead of the Broadway Opening of Lempicka The Longacre Theatre Is Showcasing Art Work By Tamara de Lempicka
The Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St.), soon-to-be home of the sweeping new musical, Lempicka, is showcasing a curated selection of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka’s most famous works. Eschewing traditional theatrical front-of-house advertising, the Longacre’s façade now boasts prints, creating a museum-quality exhibition right in the heart of Times Square. The musical opens on Broadway on April 14, 2024 at the same venue.
The Longacre’s outdoor exhibition includes works of Self Portrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) (1929), Young Girl in Green (1927), Nu Adossé I (1925), The Red Tunic (1927), The Blue Scarf (1930), The Green Turban (1930), Portrait of Marjorie Ferry (1932), Portrait of Ira P. (1930), Portrait of Romana de la Salle (1928), and Adam and Eve (1932).
Starring Eden Espinosa and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, Lempicka features book, lyrics, and original concept by Carson Kreitzer, book and music by Matt Gould, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.
Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.
Young Girl in Green painted by Tamara de Lempicka (1927). Oil on plywood.