Two Broadway Bares shows will be presented that Sunday: at 9:30 PM and midnight. The Roseland Ballroom is located in New York City at 239 West 52nd Street.
Broadway Bares was created by Jerry Mitchell, the Tony-winning choreographer most recently represented on Broadway with Legally Blonde. The 19th annual Broadway Bares, which was held June 21, 2009, raised $808,819 for BC/EFA.
A $1 million fundraising goal has been set for the 20th edition of Broadway Bares.
In a statement Jerry Mitchell said, "Broadway Bares has always had extremely generous audiences who have helped us raise over $6.5 million to benefit BC/EFA. But this year to celebrate our 20th edition, I want to go all out, so I’m challenging all the Bares hotties and all our fans to help us raise $1 million to benefit BC/EFA. Sunday’s Solo Strips [at Splash in Manhattan] is just the first in a series of nationwide events that will help us reach this goal. In exchange, I promise to make Broadway Bares 20 the best one yet.”
A little Bares history: Nearly 20 years ago, Legally Blonde's Mitchell, who once danced nearly naked on a drum in The Will Rogers Follies, found himself inspired to take it all off to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and Broadway Bares was born. The first year, he and seven other Broadway dancers raised $8,000 for the charitable organization. Ticket information will be announced shortly. For more information visit www.BroadwayCares.org.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's largest industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. Since its founding in 1988 the organization has distributed over $170 million for services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses. For more information call (212) 840-0770 or visit www.broadwaycares.org.