New York: Broadway Flea Raises $547,658 to Fight AIDS
September 29, 2011
The Broadway Flea and Auction, held Sunday in Manhattan's theater district, raised $547,658 for the nonprofit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The top sellers included a costumed walk-on role in "The Phantom of the Opera" (sold to two bidders for $10,500 each); an autographed backstage photo of Elizabeth Taylor from the 1981 production of "The Little Foxes" ($10,000); and a visit to the Los Angeles set of TV's "Modern Family" comedy series ($10,000). More than 60 stars took part. In its first year, 1987, the Broadway Flea raised $12,000.
Wall Street Journal
09.26.2011; Barbara Chai
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