Broadway Cares will celebrate the 40th anniversary of La Cage aux Folles with a special table and auction lots at this year's Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction, set for October 1 in NYC's theatre district from 10 AM–7 PM.
Each year, the Broadway Flea Market brings theatrical memorabilia from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows as well as treasures from theatre owners and producing organizations, unions, guilds, marketing groups, ticket agencies, concessionaires, and fan clubs to West 44th and West 45th Streets. Opportunities to get an autograph or snap a photo with some of Broadway's most beloved are also on the annual roster.
The La Cage aux Folles items up for bidding at auction lots include the Tony Award for Best Musical presented to producer Fritz Holt, a silver embossed Playbill and invitation from the 1984 Tonys, Holt’s own La Cage original cast recording LP, a La Cage Tiffany & Company crystal cube given to the company on opening night, and an embossed leather La Cage script complete with choreographer’s notes. A quilt handmade by La Cage’s writer, Harvey Fierstein, will also be up for bidding.
The special table will honor and feature original cast members, as well as collectibles and props from the show. Fierstein himself will also be meeting fans at 1 PM at the Autograph Table, returning this year to the deck of Junior’s restaurant on West 45th Street at Shubert Alley.
Check out the gallery below for a sneak peek at the exclusive La Cage aux Folles items several lucky fans could take home this Sunday.
Theatre lovers around the world also will be able to digitally join in the Flea Market fun with the return of the online #FleaBay auctions on eBay. Details will be announced soon.
Last year’s event raised a record-breaking $1,043,825. Since 1987, the 36 editions of the event have raised more than $17.5 million. Every dollar donated will help ensure a safety net of services for those in the performing arts and help provide access to lifesaving medications, counseling, healthy meals, housing, and more to those across the country living with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses.
Broadway Cares, the philanthropic heart of Broadway, 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 Broadway Cares has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, and other critical illnesses across the United States.