Jersey Boys' Gregus Will Direct Broadway Bares 19.0

News   Jersey Boys' Gregus Will Direct Broadway Bares 19.0 Peter Gregus, who created the role of Bob Crewe in the Tony-winning Jersey Boys, will direct this year's Broadway Bares fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Peter Gregus
Peter Gregus Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Entitled Broadway Bares 19.0 "Click It!", the June 21 fundraiser will be held at the Roseland Ballroom. 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.

The fundraiser is produced by BC/EFA and executive-produced by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell.

The 18th annual Broadway Bares, which was held June 22, 2008, was another record breaker, raising $874,372 for BC/EFA. Last year's fundraiser was directed by Denis Jones.

To date, Broadway Bares has raised over $5.5 million for BC/EFA.

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.

Tickets to the Bares fundraiser are on sale by calling (212) 840-0770, ext. 268 or by visiting www.BroadwayCares.org.

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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 $150 million for services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses. For more information call (212) 840-0770 or visit www.broadwaycares.org.