This year's fundraiser, titled Broadway Bares: Top Bottoms of Burlesque, a show inspired by the Golden Age of Broadway, features "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.
This year, Broadway Bares welcomes back to the director’s chair its Tony Award-winning founder and executive producer, Jerry Mitchell. Broadway Bares: Top Bottoms of Burlesque is 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."
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Last year's Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! raised $1,386,105. To date, the 24 editions of Broadway Bares have raised more than $12.6 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased online at broadwaycares.org. VIP tickets include open bar and reserved table seats from special viewing areas. Also available are the exclusive "Stripper Spectacular" package, which includes a reserved table seat at either show, admission to a private cocktail party with Mitchell, a backstage tour and more; and the "Producers' Circle," which includes the "Stripper Spectacular" offerings plus unprecedented access all weekend long.
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.