A slate of celebrated Broadway stars will be offering exclusive one-on-one video chats during the virtual version of the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction this Sunday, September 20, 2020.
The special guests offering the video meet-and-greets are Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice), Lilli Cooper (Tootsie), Gavin Creel (Hello, Dolly!), Colin Donnell (Anything Goes, TV’s “Arrow”),Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), Celia Rose Gooding (Jagged Little Pill), Adrianna Hicks (Six), Taylor Louderman (Mean Girls), Lesli Margherita (Matilda the Musical), Isabelle McCalla (The Prom), Ryan McCartan (Frozen, TV’s “Liv and Maddie”), Rob McClure (Mrs. Doubtfire), Abby Mueller (Six), Patti Murin (Frozen), Eva Noblezada (Hadestown), Samantha Pauly (Six), Andrew Rannells (the upcoming Netflix versions of The Boys in the Band and The Prom), Jelani Remy (Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations), Krysta Rodriguez (Public Works’ Hercules), Kyle Selig (Mean Girls), Jenna Ushkowitz (Waitress, TV’s “Glee”), Marisha Wallace (The West End’s Waitress), Adrienne Warren (Tina – The Tina Turner Musical) and Patrick Wilson (Oklahoma!, TV’s “Fargo”). Stars are subject to change.
The video chats, similar to FaceTime calls and handled through the Looped app, will be between 12 pm and 5 pm Eastern.
The coronavirus pandemic is preventing the traditional Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, the theater community’s annual street fair in the heart of NYC’s Theater District. So Broadway Cares is moving the highly anticipated gathering online with all the features you love from the in-person event: live and silent auctions, the opportunity to bring home special finds from the flea market tables and the one-on-one video chats with Broadway stars just like the popular photo booth.
Early bidding is underway on silent and live auction items at broadwaycares.org. Live auction lots up for bidding online include 20-minute Zoom conversations with Jonathan Groff, Patti LuPone, Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce together, Bernadette Peters, and Ben Platt; a virtual walk in the woods with Alan Cumming; opening night and party tickets to The Music Man and Plaza Suite; the front page of the “New York State of Mind” score from Barbra Streisand’s acclaimed 2014 album Partners signed by Streisand and duet partner Billy Joel (who also wrote the song), and more. This auction will culminate in a live Zoom-room bidding battle at 5 pm Eastern on September 20. The Live Auction is at capacity and is not currently taking more attendees.
Silent auction items up for bid include Halloween costumes worn by Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Cox (when they dressed as each other’s superhero character), an In The Heights poster signed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the entire original cast, handwritten and signed musical phrases from Hadestown, Once on This Island and Waitress and much more.
Every dollar donated during the virtual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will help those across the country affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, and other critical illnesses receive healthy meals, lifesaving medication, emergency financial assistance, housing, counseling, and more. The donations also support and champion organizations focused on social justice and anti-racism.
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