This year's 25th annual fundraiser in the battle against AIDS, presented June 21 at 9:30 PM and midnight at the Hammerstein Ballroom, featured "a cast of colorful characters for every desire and fantasy. Broadway’s iconic personalities — from devilish divas to charismatic casting directors, luscious lyricists to studly stagehands — will combine the naughtiness of burlesque with the razzle-dazzle of Broadway," according to BC/EFA.
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This year, Broadway Bares welcomed back to the director’s chair its Tony Award-winning founder and executive producer, Jerry Mitchell. Broadway Bares: Top Bottoms of Burlesque was co-directed by Nick Kenkel. "A lot of things can happen in 25 years, but who would've thought that seven guys dancing on a bar could grow into an annual event that has raised so much to help people living with HIV and AIDS," Mitchell said in an earlier statement. "Broadway Bares has done that. And this year we're going full out, maybe even with a top hat and our version of tails, ’cause if, baby, you're a bottom, you're the top."
Last year's Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! raised $1,386,105. To date, the 25 editions of Broadway Bares have raised more than $14.2 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
For more information and merchandise, visit broadwaybares.com.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.