Sunday was the annual Broadway Flea Market in Shubert Alley. It’s the time of year that theaters and the Broadway community cleans out their closets and puts it up for sale — all to benefit Broadway Cares! For someone like me, who loves all things theater – and who loves shopping flea markets, estate sales and thrift shops – this is a great event. Of course, I picked up a few books, an original print and even a gift for a friend. I passed up costumes, props and lots and lots of autographed Playbills and posters. I stood and looked through hundreds of original artwork of costume designs and stage sets. I couldn’t figure out how to lug them back to Oklahoma on a Sunday (and yes, I checked the FedEx office was closed!)
I have had friends from Broadway and as you may know, it is a very small and close-knit community. It really is pretty cool. And really the flea market was nothing more than a big family reunion. Old friends getting together to share stories, get rid of stuff and pick up a few new treasures – all for a good cause. I love stuff like that.
A lot of events are really that – an opportunity to see old friends and reconnect, learn something new – perhaps get a new treasure – all for a good cause.
When people come together for a common cause – it’s a good thing. It’s something I love being a part of – whether on a closed street in NYC or in a ballroom in Tulsa – the end result is the same. What great things can we accomplish together?