The figures have been tallied and the results are in: At this past Sunday's Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction, a total of $450,000 was raised to support the efforts of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The auction alone -- which included 48 lots and such items as TV show walk-ons, dinner with Broadway stars, and priceless autographed theater memorabilia -- brought in $156,500. The rest of the funds came from the sale of scads of donated theatrical merchandise (programs, T-shirts, posters, etc.) and from the Celebrity Table, where fans made donations in exchange for autographs and photos with their Broadway and Off-Broadway faves.
Broadway Cares/Equith Fights AIDS is a non-profit organization that raises money to help people with AIDS, HIV, and related diseases. To learn more about BC/EFA, visit their website.