Two performances of the evening, titled Broadway Bares 17: Myth-Behavior, will be presented at the West 52nd Street venue: at 9:30 PM and midnight. Executive produced by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, the fundraiser will be directed by Denis Jones. Michael Graziano and Anthony LaTorella of BC/EFA are producers. The theme of the evening of bawdy fun will be ancient mythology. Tickets, ranging from $50 (general admission) to $10,000 (with VIP exclusive backstage pass), are now available by visiting www.broadwaycares.org.
A little Bares history: Over a decade 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 Will Rogers dancers raised $8,000 for the charitable organization. Last season's competition raked in a record-breaking $659,500.
Denis Jones has appeared on Broadway in Grease, Chicago, Little Me, The Full Monty and Never Gonna Dance and in the City Center Encores! mountings of Strike Up the Band, Tenderloin and No Strings. He was the associate choreographer for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and also choreographed the benefit performances of On the Twentieth Century, A Wonderful Life and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
The Roseland Ballroom is located in New York City at 239 West 52nd Street.
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 $100 million for services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses.
For more information call (212) 840-0770 or visit www.BroadwayCares.org.