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BC/EFA Announced Celebrities to Appear at Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Sep 22

 

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BROADWAY FLEA MARKET
& GRAND AUCTION
TO FEATURE MORE THAN 50 STARS
OF STAGE AND SCREEN

CELEBRITY AUTOGRAPH TABLE & PHOTO BOOTH TO WELCOME
CHERRY JONES, JUDITH LIGHT, BERNADETTE PETERS,
STARS FROM KINKY BOOTS, MOTOWN, WICKED
AND MANY MORE

PRESENTED BY AND BENEFITING
BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
10 AM – 7 PM

SHUBERT ALLEY & WEST 44TH STREET

More than 50 beloved and rising stars of stage and screen – including 19 Tony Award winners – will sign autographs and take photos on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at the 27th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#bwayflea), presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

 

The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is the biggest day of the year for Broadway fans and this year's festive outdoor market promises a day filled with unique showbiz treasures, your favorite cast members and exclusive theatre experiences up for auction. Free and open to the public, the annual event takes place from 10 AM – 7 PM in the heart of the theatre district along West 44th Street (between Broadway and Eighth Avenue) and in Shubert Alley.

One of the most popular stops at Broadway’s "one-day sale" is the Autograph Table & Photo Booth.  Fans have the opportunity to get autographs and pose for pictures with their favorite stars from Broadway and Off-Broadway in exchange for donations to Broadway Cares.

The celebrities in this year's line-up have collectively won 27 Tony Awards and received 74 Tony nominations. Among those schedule to appear are Tony winners Len Cariou, Gabriel Ebert, Harriet Harris, Shuler Hensley, Cherry Jones, Aaron Lazar, Judith Light, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Bebe Neuwirth, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Faith Prince and Alice Ripley, as well as other Broadway favorites including Laura Benanti, Robert Cuccioli, Santino Fontana, Jeremy Jordan, Jan Maxwell, Lindsay Mendez, Julia Murney, Rory O’Malley, Laura Osnes, Christopher Sieber, Matthew James Thomas, Patrick Wilson and more. (Appearances subject to change. For an up-to-date list, visit broadwaycares.org.)

Current Broadway shows that are scheduled to be represented at the Autograph Table & Photo Booth include Annie, Big Fish, Chicago, Cinderella, First Date, The Glass Menagerie, Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, Motown: The Musical, Newsies, Pippin, Rock of Ages, Soul Doctor, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and Wicked.

More than 50 tables full of Broadway memorabilia, trinkets, Playbills and one-of-a-kind treasures will line West 44th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. Among the shows scheduled to have tables this year are Annie, Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, Cinderella, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, Motown: The Musical, Naked Boys Singing, NEWSical The Musical, Newsies, Once, Pippin, The Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, The Trip to Bountiful and Wicked.

The Grand Auction, which includes a series of silent auctions throughout the day culminating in an exciting live auction, features dozens of fascinating lots, including walk-on appearances in Broadway's biggest hits, lunches with Tony Award winners, VIP tickets to Broadway opening nights and musical phrases handwritten by Broadway's best composers and lyricists.

A new group of silent auction lots will be opened every half hour from 10 AM until 3:30 PM; the live auction begins at 5 PM. Pre-bidding on silent and live auction lots is available at broadwaycares.org through 10 AM ET on September 21, the day before the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. For full details on all the items, go to broadwaycares.org.

Additional information on items for sale at the Broadway Flea Market, other packages to be offered at the Grand Auction and a complete schedule of the stars scheduled to appear at the Autograph Table & Photo Booth will be announced on broadwaycares.org, on Twitter twitter.com/BCEFA and on Facebook at facebook.com/BCEFA.

Last year, the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised a record-breaking $681,892, bringing the event's 26-year total to $9,870,369.

The 27th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is sponsored by The New York Timesand 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 $225 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.

For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/BCEFA, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/BCEFA, watch us on YouTube at youtube.com/BCEFAtv, pin us on Pinterest at pinterest.com/BCEFA and tag us on Instagram at instagram.com/BCEFA.

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Andrew C. McGibbon

 

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House. His photography work can be previewed at https://andrewmcgibbonphotography.com.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell

 

 

 

Website: www.facebook.com/andrewmcgibbon