Blickenstaff, Creel, Janney, Urie, Foster Among Special Guests at Broadway Bares June 21

News   Blickenstaff, Creel, Janney, Urie, Foster Among Special Guests at Broadway Bares June 21 Special guests who'll populate the June 21 Broadway Bares 19.0: "Click It!" — the annual fleshy revue to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS — have been announced.
Heidi Blickenstaff
Heidi Blickenstaff

Joining "over 200 of New York's sexiest dancers at Broadway's hottest night" at Roseland (239 W. 52nd Street in Manhattan) will be Drama Desk Award nominee Daniel Reichard (Jersey Boys, Forever Plaid) as the central character, plus Heidi Blickenstaff ([title of show]), Tony Award nominee Kevin Chamberlin (The Addams Family), Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel (Hair), Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Shrek The Musical), Emmy Award winner Allison Janney (9 to 5), Norm Lewis (The Little Mermaid), Darius Nichols (Hair), Bryce Ryness (Hair), Michael Urie (The Tempermentals, "Ugly Betty"), and Billboard dance music chart topping vocalist Jason Walker ("Foolish Mind Games,' "Set It Free").

Expect a special performance by Kristine W ("Land of the Living"), the international recording artist and dance music superstar who has topped Billboard's dance music chart 13 times.

Tony Award nominee Hunter Bell ([title of show]) will be writing the scenes for this year's Bares with David Nehls (The Great American Trailer Park Musical) contributing the show's opening number, an original song entitled, "Click It!"

Returning to serve as this year's rotation masters are Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek The Musical, Spamalot) and Jennifer Cody (Shrek The Musical, The Pajama Game).

Here's how the 2009 event is billed by producer BC/EFA: "Broadway's hottest boiz are grabbing their hard drives and the grlz are ready to play with some brand new software for what is sure to be a Broadway Bares that will fry more than your mother board. Broadway Bares 19.0 will have over 200 of Broadway's hottest dancers bringing the information superhighway to life and will surely have all of New York a-'twitter.'" The show is is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, executive produced by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Catch Me If You Can, Legally Blonde, Peepshow in Las Vegas), and will be directed by Peter Gregus (Jersey Boys).

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The first Broadway Bares in 1992 featured seven dancers stripping on a bar and raised over $8,000. Since then, the 18 previous editions of Broadway Bares have collectively raised over $5.5 million to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and grown to a full-fledged production "featuring over 200 of Broadway's sexiest dancers."

Tickets can be purchased online at www.BroadwayCares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770 ext. 268.

9:30 PM SHOW: $650 Benefactor - includes reserved seat at a cocktail table and open bar before the show; $250 VIP - includes non-reserved standing ticket in VIP area closest to stage or VIP Mezzanine with open bar before the show; $100 Priority - includes non-reserved standing ticket in Priority Viewing area close to the stage; $55 General Admission - non-reserved standing ticket.

MIDNIGHT SHOW: $650 Benefactor - includes reserved seat at a cocktail table and open bar before the show; $250 VIP - includes non-reserved standing ticket in VIP mezzanine with open bar before the show; $55 General Admission - non-reserved standing ticket.

BC/EFA is please to announce the return of the "VIP BACKSTAGE PASS" PACKAGE ($10,000). You and a guest will be escorted into Roseland for a sneak peek of dress rehearsal, and meet Jerry Mitchell and a guest celebrity. Enjoy dinner and drinks at one of Jerry's favorite local restaurants with your personal escort and guest celebrity. Come back to Roseland and join the entire company backstage for a short visit before you are escorted to your table in the VIP lounge and stay for both shows. After the Midnight show, you will join the cast as VIP guests at the post-show cast-party. This package is extremely limited in availability.

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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes and other critical illnesses across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $160 million dollars for critically needed services for people with AIDS and other serious illnesses. BC/EFA is the major supporter of seven programs at The Actors' Fund – including The AIDS Initiative, The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic, The Dancers' Resource and three supportive housing residences. BC/EFA also awards annual grants to over 400 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide.

For more information, call (212) 840-0770 ext. 268 or visit www.BroadwayCares.org.