PHOTO CALL: Ripley's Band is Clothed Monty at B'way Bares

News   PHOTO CALL: Ripley's Band is Clothed Monty at B'way Bares For once, the men of The Full Monty aren't taking their clothes off (well, sort of - those are backless boxers they're wearing). Instead, John Ellison Conlee, Marcus Neville, Romain Fruge and Jason Daniely strummed along with Alice Ripley (on floor) in her musical number.

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For once, the men of The Full Monty aren't taking their clothes off (well, sort of - those are backless boxers they're wearing). Instead, John Ellison Conlee, Marcus Neville, Romain Fruge and Jason Daniely strummed along with Alice Ripley (on floor) in her musical number.

Tony Award-winning Broadway star (and Broadway Bares perennial) Alan Cumming, Off-Broadway dragster who recently achieved Broadway playwriting acclaim with The Tale of the Allergist's Wife Charles Busch, his star Michele Lee, Rent's Idina Menzel and downtown's drag queen Edie hosted the X-rated event at Roseland Ballroom, which raised $320,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The evening, entitled 2001: A Strip Odyssey, featured cast members from Aida, Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, The Phantom of the Opera, Follies, The Music Man, Fosse, Cabaret, The Lion King, The Producers, Contact, The Full Monty, Annie Get Your Gun, The Rocky Horror Show and Rent.