Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Broadway Flea Market

Broadway fans were in paradise on Sept. 21 at the 22nd annual Broadway Flea Market. Celebrities from the Theater and also from Dance, Opera and Daytime TV came out to show support at this fundraiser for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. A public street fair in the heart of the NYC Broadway theatre district at Shubert Alley and West 44th Street with tables of antique and modern show biz collectibles, posters, Playbills and souvenirs for sale were enjoyed by the public. There was also a live auction and a Celebrity table where fans could, for a donation, greet and get autographs from the biggest stars on Broadway. I had a blast using my charm (and press pass) to be able to play with some notable theatrical props. – Like trying on the bouffant flip wig worn by Tracy Turnblat from Hairspray and Nellie’s Sailor cap from South Pacific, cradling the Wicked Witch of the West infant doll from Wicked, holding roller-disco skates from Xanadu and swords from Spamalot. I also had fun meeting some celebrities including Whitney Thompson, winner of last season’s America’s Top Model and Amanda Baker, Babe from All My Children, who told me Eden Riegel told her to keep a look out for the Under the Pink Carpet TV crew at the event.