Sunday, September 25, 2016

Broadway Cares Fundraiser

A stunning fall day set the perfect stage September 25, 2016, as Broadway fans searched for endless theatre treasures and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, which raised a record $782,081.

Everything we love about Broadway was all in one place as rare Broadway memorabilia and celebrities from the theater and performing arts and more wooed fans to Shubert Alley and West 44th and 45th Streets. The day-long celebration of all things Broadway featured 68 tables, 73 of the brightest stars on the Great White Way and 206 live and silent auction items.

I had a wonderful time with actors Derek Klena from Broadway's Wicked and TV's American Idol and with actor John Bolton from Broadway's Guys and Dolls, Dames At Sea, Spamalot, Damn Yankees, Pagaent and TV's Bluebloods, The Good Wife, Boardwalk Empire.  I loved meeting Bebe Neuwirth from Broadway's Addams Family, Little Me, Damn Yankees and TV's Blue Bloods, Cheers and Fraiser; legendary actor Ben Vereen from Broadway's Pippin, Hair, Jelly's Last Jam and Wicked; Richard H. Blake from Broadway's Jersey Boys, Aida, Rent, Legally Blondd and Hairspray; comedian and radio host Frank DeCaro;  actor Colin Cunliffe from Broadway's Finding Neverland, Pippin, Addams Family and Evita; Ron the Gay Republican puppet from Broadway's Avenue Q and many others.