2018 Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises Over $900,000

Broadway Cares   2018 Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises Over $900,000
 
The grand total for the 32nd annual event was the second-highest in Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS history.
Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction 2018 live auction
Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction 2018 Bjorn Bolinder

The 32nd annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised $906,825 October 1, marking the second-highest grand total the event has raised for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Nearly half of the total—$442,316—came from tables, with Mean Girls named the top table. The live auction, which closed the event, raised $336,700 through offering such lots as a handmade Wicked set model, an Alexander Hamilton puppet signed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and selections from the original Sweeney Todd conductor's manuscript. The most popular item was a musical phrase from Dear Evan Hansen signed by Tony-winning composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and original star Ben Platt, which went for $13,000

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Since 1988, BC/EFA has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses. Over the past three decades, the various incarnations of the Broadway Flea Market have collectively raised $14.5 million for the organization.

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