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Broadway Friday

-Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will be raising funds via a Celebrity Booth and autograph line at this Sunday's Broadway Flea Market on Shubert Alley. Participating are show biz icons: Sir Ian McKellen, David Hyde Pierce, Bernadette Peters, Bebe Neuwirth, Cheyenne Jackson, JoAnne Worley, Beth Leavel, Debra Monk, Lynn Redgrave, Vanessa Regrave, Christine Ebersole, Mary Testa, and many more. Check here for appearance times.

-Hosted by Andrea McArdle, the New York Musical Theatre Festival's Broadway Idol has it's first round of competition at the Stitch Lounge tonight. Judges include Anthony Rapp and Marc Shaiman.

-As always, Wicked and Jersey Boys lead this week's grosses at over $1M each. Legally Blonde is is looking very wobbly at only 60% full houses.

-The star-studded The 24-Hour Plays On Broadway will be Oct.22nd at the American Airlines Theater on 42nd Street. Playwrights work overnight to create six 10-minute plays which are rehearsed and presented that evening. This year's show stars Rosie Perez, Billy Crudup, David Cross, Elizabeth Berkley, Michael Ealy, Anthony Mackie, Matthew Lillard, Kerry Washington, Mariska Hargitay, Peter Hermann, Mamie Gummer, Rachel Dratch, Janel Maloney, Fisher Stevens, Julia Stiles, Lili Taylor, Marlo Thomas and Nellie McKay.

-The City of New York renamed a portion of 53rd Street "Jerry Orbach Way" on Monday. The dedication was attending by Law & Order cast members and Orbach's widow. Before gaining fame as Law & Order's Lenny Briscoe, Orbach was a Tony Award winning star of Broadway.


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